Is Frequent Urination A Sure Sign Of Kidney Failure?

There are times when we all have to “go” more often than usual (especially if you’ve taken the “Water Challenge!”). But, there are also times when frequent urination is a sign of something more serious. But, can your urine tell you if your kidneys are healthy or not?

In the video above, Dr. Constance Mere, Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University, joins to set the record straight.

human body illustration with kidneys
Also, here’s three quick ways to deal with an overactive bladder:

1. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners are a common method of decreasing your sugar and calorie intake. Despite these benefits, sweeteners can aggravate both urinary urges and frequency. According to the National Association for Continence, the risk for these symptoms is higher with artificially sweetened diet drinks than it is with sugary beverages.