Urine is a liquid by-product of metabolism in humans and in many other animals. Urine flows from the kidneys through the ureters to the urinary bladder.
Urination is the release of urine from the urinary bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. In healthy humans the process of urination is under voluntary control. In infants, some elderly individuals, and those with neurological injury, urination may occur as a reflex. It is normal for adult humans to urinate up to seven times during the day.
Effects of delaying urination
Nowadays, so many things has occupied and hijacked our time including works, to the the extends that we won't be able to attends to ourselves. Also, we ignore the urge for urination which is very dangerous to out health and our systems, below are the effects of delaying urination;
People who regularly ignore the urge to pee may feel pain in the bladder or kidneys. When a person finally does reach the bathroom, urinating may also hurt.
The muscles may also stay partially clenched after the urine is released, which can lead to pelvic cramps.
2. Urinary tract infection
Holding in urine may cause bacteria to multiply in the bladder and leading to 'urinary tract infection (UTI)'.
Symptoms of UTI
* a burning or stinging feeling during urination
* pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen
* constant urge to empty the bladder
* strong or foul smelling urine
* cloudy, off colored urine
* consistently dark urine
* bloody urine
3 Bladder stretching
In the long term, regularly holding in pee can cause the bladder to stretch. This may make it difficult or impossible for the bladder to contract and release pee normally.
If a person has a stretched bladder, extra measures, such as a catheter, may be necessary.
4 Damage to pelvic floor muscles
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