Why beer makes you want to go to the toilet

If you love beer, then you are probably familiar with this scenario: you come to a bar, order a glass of beer and have a drink with your friends. Then you order more and more ...

And there comes a time when you have to leave your company and go to the toilet. And after you have done this, a real sprint begins: now you will run there literally every 15–20 minutes, although you sat quietly for an hour and a half before the first visit! Why is this happening?

It turns out that alcohol suppresses the production of the arginine hormone vasopressin, also known as antidiuretic hormone or ADH. ADH is produced by the hypothalamus and its job is to retain water in the body. It binds to receptors in the kidneys and helps to make the urine more concentrated, while its volume decreases.

Each glass of beer not only adds half a liter of fluid to your body, but also blocks the nerve channels that help ADH to communicate with the kidneys. And the kidneys just start to work at full capacity, producing urine at a reduced concentration and expelling excess fluid from the body. This makes you constantly run along the "table - toilet" route.

Moreover, in a company with friends, you drink several liters of beer, which never happens with water. And all this liquid needs to go out to make room ... for one more beer.

In addition, carbonated alcoholic beverages such as beer and champagne irritate your bladder, which makes your bladder seem fuller than it actually is due to the pressure of the gas.