Holding the pee is something we consciously do in out busy lifestyle. This habit can lead to serious health complications in the long run.
The urinary bladder is a organ with receptors on it’s walls to gauge how far it has stretched to accommodate waste. When the bladder is half full, he is sending a signal to your brain to inform it of your need to relieve yourself. But, your brain will decide when you’re actually going to pee. Depending on the situation, you may ignore the stimulus from your bladder to your brain to urinate.
The side-effects of not peeing when you should
- Urinary tract infection
This infection can be caused as a results from frequent putting off your need to urinate. This happens due to a bacteria buildup around the opening of your urethra. The urethra is the tube that transports the urine from the bladder to the outside, so when urine is retained, bacteria tend to enter it and accumulate. Frequent and regular urination is essential for eliminating bacteria out of the body and preventing bacteria growth.
- Oversensitive bladder
A lot of factors that influence one person’s bladder sensitivity and these most often include the food and drinks you consume. Holding your urine in can also contribute to a sensitive bladder mainly because this affects the proper function of the receptors in the bladder walls. As the bladder expands to accommodate the increasing amounts of urine, the sensors or receptors become overactive, which results in having a frequent need to go to the toilet, at least more often than usual. This eventually leads to urinary tract infection as well.
- Urinary retention
This appearance is a person’s inability to completely empty their bladder. Either acute or chronic, this is a potentially life-threatening condition accompanied by a lot of pain and discomfort. Chronic urinary retention lasts for a long time and can trigger other issues such as urinary incontinence – the inability to hold urine, as well as urinary tract infection.
From a medical point of view, whenever you feel the need to pee, just do it!