Reasons why you should not hold your Urine

Thu 27 Feb 2020, 01:37:23
While it is normal for most people to resist the urge to urinate from time to tome, it spells a big trouble if you begin to hold your pee in regularly.

A healthy human bladder can hold between 400 to 500 millilitres of urine or about 2 cups before it reaches capacity. While holding your pee isn’t generally dangerous as the bladder is an expandable organ, it is not advisable to make it a habit. Holding your urine for too long can wreak some serious damage to your bladder. This is because holding your pee for too long can lead to weakened bladder muscles.

It is important to understand that if you are not urinating regularly, your bladder can start to atrophy or weaken. As a result, you may develop urinary incontinence. It leads to involuntary leakage of urine.

If you have made it a habit to hold the pee in regularly, it can lead to urinary tract infections as the bacteria can begin to multiply. You are especially vulnerable if you have a history of UTIs and getting affected by the same very frequently. Your risk of getting UTI is also high if you do not drink enough water.

If you have a tendency of holding your pee, check for the following signs and symptoms of UTI:

A sharp burning sensation when you pee
Off-coloured urine or bloody urine
Pain in the lower abdomen

If you not urinating regularly and are retaining urine, it can also lead to urinary retention. It is a condition in which your bladder is not able to empty completely due to blockage of the free flow of urine through the bladder and urethra.

The frequency of visiting the loo actually varies from person to person. While a healthy person actually pees around four to ten times a day, the average is six to eight times in one day.
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