why does my piss smell like sugar puffs
Itвs not just bad bladder habits* or weak pelvic floor muscles that can cause problems with your waterworks. В If youвre more thirsty than usual, have sweet-smelling wee, are losing weight (but not on a diet! ) and feel tired and irritable, you could be diabetic. These are the most common symptoms for Type 1 diabetes. I am writing this blog to raise awareness of the 4 Tвs campaign:
Toilet Thirsty Tired Thinner. If you, your relatives or friends or any children you know raise concerns, they should see their GP immediately. В Itвs best to be diagnosed as soon as possible, to avoid serious illness and/or complications in the future. Type 1 diabetes is where your pancreas stops producing insulin to regulate your blood sugar levels. It is an auto-immune condition and has nothing to do with being overweight. I should know, Iвve had insulin dependent diabetes for more than 40 years.
В If my twin-sister hadnвt become seriously ill and hospitalised with diabetes when we were younger, my mother probably wouldnвt have recognised my symptoms six months later. So, if your wee smells of sugar puffs or your breath smells of pear-drops, you have an unquenchable thirst and are drinking gallons and youвre constantly on the loo, (and/or youвre female and you keep getting thrush),В check it out, especially if diabetes runs in your family. For more information visit. On the other hand, if you are going to the toilet for a wee more than 6 to 8 times a day, consider the following: You may have a bladder infection, especially if it stings when you go for a wee. В Check to see if your urine is clear (a pale straw colour). В If itвs cloudy and/or opaque you should take a sample to your GP. It could be that you are dehydrated, and concentrated urine can also irritate your bladder and give you a feeling of urgency.
В Are you drinking enough? В Adults are advised to drink about 1. 5-2 litres of fluid a day (that s 3 to 4 pints). В Drinking less to avoid problems with your waterworks may only make matters worse. Drinking Tea or coffee or fizzy drinks caffeine and or carbonated drinks. В Note alcohol is also a bladder irritant, as are blackcurrant and undiluted orange juice and, surprisingly, tomatoes. You may just have poor bladder habits. В If youвre weeing less than 300-350 mls when you go for a wee (wee into a jug and see, if you re in doubt), you may be setting yourself up for problems with urgency and/or urge incontinence in the future. Book a appointment with Vicky if you think you are suffering from incontinence.
That s when the bladder bulges into the vaginal wall can also suffer from urgency. Finally, if youвve ever notice blood in your urine, you should always take a sample to your GP to get it checked out в even if the sample no longer has visible blood in it. * Itвs normal to go for a wee 5 to 6 times a day, when your bladder is full. Make sure to This subreddit is for asking for objective explanations. It is not a repository for any question you may have. E is for Explain - merely answering a question is not enough. LI5 means friendly, simplified and layman-accessible explanations - not responses aimed at literal five-year-olds. Perform a keyword search, you may find good explanations in past threads. You should also consider looking for your question in the FAQ. Don t post to argue a point of view. Flair your question after you ve submitted it.
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