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How urine is damaging your kidneys

Everyone has had to hold in his/her pee at one time or the other. It's common to us all. Maybe you're at a place and the toilet is not available. It however becomes dangerous when it becomes a habit. This is because it has harmful side effects on our health.

Holding in your urine can damage your kidneys. This is because, usually when waste is not released ontime, it turns to tiny stones stored in the kidneys. This is called kidney stones. Sometimes you pass it out when you pee. You could however require surgery to remove it when it becomes too much. It makes urinating painful.

Other ways delaying going to the toilet is harmful. It can cause Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). This is very painful and should not be wished even upon your enemy. Holding your urine frequently can cause buildup of bacteria in your urinary tract that can cause infection. Signs you have it:

  • Constant need to urinate
  • Pelvic pain
  • Blood in urine
  • Burning sennsation while peeing

Holding your urine can cause pelvic pain. This is because the bladder muscles are forced to clench. When you finally pee, the muscles remain partially clenched which is responsible for the pain. Doing this constantly can cause the bladder to stretch. When that happens, you will not be able to hold in your pee, which can be embarassing in public places. It could be severe whereby you will be forced to use a catheter.

Next time you are pressed, do not delay. You are saving yourself a future trip to the hospital.

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UTI Urinary Tract Infection


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