Holding urine is not safe at all for your body. When you feel pressed, find a way and ease yourself. Do not hold it for any reason.
Your body's mechanism is set and has many natural functions to perform. This includes urinating when your bladder asks you to. It can be a dangerous for your body to do otherwise.
Once your bladder contains the maximum amount of fluid it can hold, it is considered full. As per a research, the bladder has a direct communication with your brain. When you initially feel the urge to pee, your bladder probably has some time until is filled up completely. And when your bladder becomes full, the muscles around it contract to keep urine from leaking out until you are ready to release it.
Dangers of holding urine:
Holding your urine for too long can lead to other complications with your bladder such as incontinence, overactive bladder, and urinary retention. These conditions are highly likely to affect those who are 50 years and above.
The following dangers are:
1. Kidney Stones: One of the major causes of kidney stone formation is holding your urine for too long. This is mostly seen in people who have a medical history of this condition. This happens because the urine contains high amounts of minerals such as calcium oxalate and uric acid, which can result in formation of kidney stones.
2. Urinary Tract Infection(UTI): holding your urine can increase the risk of getting a urinary tract infection and can even worsen an existing UTI issue.
This is because by holding urine in your bladder, the bacteria gets a chance to stay in the urine, which give more time to multiply inside your urinary tract and cause an infection.
When you hold your urine in for a prolonged period of times, you are putting your body at risk of harmful bacteria that should be released. This can lead to a UTI, which can also lead to other complications and infections.
3. Urinary Incontinence: It is important to know that if you are not going to urinate regularly, your bladder can get weak. This can lead to the development of urinary incontinence and then results in involuntary leakage of urine.
When you are in a habit of holding your urine in for long periods of time, it can cause your bladder to stretch more than normal. When the bladder gets stretched, it can cause urinating difficulty and also increase your urge to urinate.
Normal urinating time intervals are different in each and every individual. The frequency totally depends on how much fluids you are taking every day.
Once you are an adult, it is important to visit the bathroom to urine 6-7 times in a day, on an average.
If you are experiencing difficulty in urinating, or urinating more frequently it's best you seek medical attention immediately.
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