How many times have you delayed going to the toilet because you’ve been tired, sleepy, or simply lazy? Even though this may seem irrelevant, the consequences can be catastrophic!
Doctor Benjamin Barker explained for the magazine “Women’s Health” all the complications that can happen if you put off peeing and don’t go on time which can lead to disastrous consequences.
How long is it safe to hold back pee?
The capacity to hold in urine is different for different organisms. It depends on the amount of urine which one produces, which of course is different for each person. Holding urine in the channels can lead to dehydration and extreme sensitivity of the bladder. Most women can hold it in for 3-4 hours.
What’s the worst that can happen?
There aren’t any serious complications, but there is a risk of urinary tract infection, and also of the bladder pain syndrome. This means that you’ll frequently need to urinate and you’ll feel burning sensation and pain. If you urinate often, see a doctor.
Can your body adjust to urinating less often?
You are aware that it is important not to allow yourself dehydrate, but it is really hard when your body tells you every five minutes that you need to go to the toilet. It’s ok to try not to think about it, and hold it in for a little bit, but too much of anything is bad for you, doctors advise.