Dr Oz: Artificial Sweeteners & Frequent Urination
We use artificial sweeteners as a way to reduce our sugar and caloric intake. But Dr Oz revealed that sugar substitutes cause Metabolic Syndrome and explained how artificial sweeteners are laxatives. He had even more bad news for fans of the diet trick: sugar substitutes could cause bladder damage.
Renee wrote to Dr Oz about her health, complaining that she is constantly in and out of the bathroom all day long. She has been struggling with this for about a year, and has noticed it intensified since she switched to diet soda. She drinks two cups of coffee, three sodas, and snacks throughout the day, all with artificial sweeteners.
Dr Oz: Sugar Substitutes Cause Bladder Damage
Could you also be wearing out your bladder? It’s a muscle that has to contract to expel urine once it’s full. But the bladder works differently if you use a large amount of artificial sweeteners, they could be stimulating your bladder to become hyperactive.
These bladder spasms cause the muscle to work too hard all the time, not just when it’s supposed to. Just one packet of artificial sweetener could cause this side effect. I remember hearing that these sugar substitutes were diuretics, but leave it to Dr Oz to explain why that’s a bad thing in this case.
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Renee said she urinates about 18 times each day, and even kept a log. Dr Oz said according to her log, she went 20 times in one day. She knows it has increased over the last year, and Dr Oz said that a healthy person should only have to pee about eight times each day. You should also read this article about How Many Times Should You Poop A Day?
She has tried to mix up her routine by alternating water or soda, but she misses the sweet taste. Dr Oz promised to show us all how we can satisfy those sweet cravings without having to rely on these sugar substitutes.