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Why You Should Not Hold Your Pee

Holding the pee for a long time is harmful to health because urine is one of the ways the body eliminates harmful substances for the body and the excess of microorganisms present in the genitourinary system, preventing infections and the formation of kidney stones, for example.

Thus, when urine is accumulated in the bladder for a long time, the development of microorganisms is favored, in addition to not having complete relaxation of the bladder during urination, which can cause a little pee to accumulate in the bladder. increased risk of complications.

It is common for children to hold the pee for some time so as not to stop playing, for example, however it is important that going to the bathroom is encouraged, especially before going to bed and when waking up, and throughout the day.

Why is holding the pee bad?

Pee is produced with the objective of purifying the body, as it eliminates not only substances that are in excess in the body, but also excess and microorganisms that may exist in the urinary and genital system, preventing the development of infections. Thus, holding the pee for a long time can increase the risk of developing some diseases, such as:

  • Urinary infections; because bacteria and fungi that are in excess remain in the urinary system and can proliferate and result in infection. In addition, when pee accumulates for a long time, the bladder cannot fully relax during urination, and some urine may still remain in the bladder, which also favors infections. Women usually have infections more easily than men due to the size of the urethra, which is shorter, facilitating the proliferation of microorganisms;
  • Urinary incontinence; since as urine accumulates over time, the bladder can lose its elastic capacity, which can favor urinary incontinence, for example;
  • Kidney stone formation; which can happen not only from not drinking water, but also from the fact that pee accumulates, which can cause elements that would otherwise be eliminated in urine to sediment and remain in the urinary system, causing a lot of pain. uncomfortable and that, in some cases, surgical removal of the stones may be necessary.

This way, as soon as you feel like peeing, it is recommended that you do it, as this way you can avoid future problems. If you feel like peeing but cannot, it is important to consult a doctor so that the cause of the problem can be identified and, thus, treatment can be started.

What to do to prevent illness

To avoid urinary system diseases, it is important to have at least 2 liters of water a day and to go to the bathroom at least 6 times a day, every 4 hours or whenever you feel like it, so you can avoid the accumulation of microorganisms and progressive loss of the elasticity of the bladder.

It is also recommended to exercise to strengthen the pelvic muscles, which tend to become more flaccid and inefficient with natural aging, during pregnancy and after childbirth, which can favor urinary incontinence. Therefore, it is important that the Kegel exercises are performed, preferably with a trained professional, so that you can efficiently control the pee.

In addition, people who have diabetes should not hold the pee for a long time, as the high concentration of sugar in the blood and urine can favor the growth of microorganisms, with a greater chance of infections. That's why it's important that routine blood tests are done to check your blood sugar, for example.

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