I always wondered about the concept of "breaking the seal" during a night of drinking. Apparently it's not a real effect. Beer makes you need to pee. Period. It's just that the effects don't set in immediately. The initial delay makes it appear that there's a seal that's broken after the first trip to the toilet. But it's just the onset of ADH surpression.
Any experts out there who can verify this?But how come you can hold your pee just fine until that first bathroom break, and then it seems you have to go constantly? First, it takes a little bit of time for alcohol to suppress ADH and for the kidneys to ramp up the water works. When you crack open your first beer, you may have some urine in your bladder already, but also some ADH in your system to keep things from getting out of hand. As you continue to drink, though, your ADH levels drop and your urine production increases. By the time your bladder has filled and you’re ready to go to the john, you’ve probably had a few more drinks. Your ADH is more suppressed and your kidneys are working at full tilt, so you’re going to have to go more often.