Doctors warn to stop peeing in the shower NOW – and the exact position you should sit in every time to prevent health problems
- Urogynecologist Dr Teresa Irwin pleaded not to pee in the shower
- She claims it causes the bladder to want to pee when it hears water
- This theory was supported by Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas in 2021
- Other health professionals have shared the correct way to pee while sitting
Doctors have revealed why peeing in the shower for men and women is bad for the bladder – and outlined the correct way for women to go to the toilet while sitting down
Urogynecologist Dr. Teresa Irwin took ICT Tac to share his thoughts on the subject, stating that while it empties the bladder properly while standing, it also trains your brain to release urine whenever you hear water running.
“You don’t want to do it all the time because what happens is every time you hear the sound of water, your bladder is going to want to pee – because it’s used to it. to hear the sound of water in the shower,” she explained. .
Urogynecologist Dr Teresa Irwin took to TikTok to share her thoughts on the subject, saying that while it empties the bladder properly when standing up, it also trains your brain to release urine whenever you hear water flow
“So every time you wash your hands, do the dishes, your bladder salivates so to speak because it wants to go pee.”
Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, who is a Boston-based pelvic floor therapist, agreed with Dr. Irwin, detailing the dangerous side effects that can come from peeing while standing under running water.
“If you pee while water is running, you create an association in your brain between the sound of running water and having to pee,” she told her 468,000 followers on TikTok. in 2021.
Dr Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas took to TikTok to explain to her 465,000 followers that people should stop peeing in the shower
Without a strong pelvic floor, this “could potentially lead to leakage issues when you hear water running outside the shower,” she added.
Not to mention that people born with a female anatomy “weren’t designed to pee standing up.”
Apparently, even with one leg raised in “Captain Morgan” pose, Dr. Jeffrey-Thomas modeled in the video, “your pelvic floor isn’t going to relax properly, which means we’re really not going to empty our great bladder”. good’.
“So try to pee before you turn on the shower and if you have to pee while you’re in it, try to ignore it,” Dr. Jeffrey-Thomas recommended.
The doctor referred to scientist Ivan Pavlov’s famous experiment with dogs that led to the discovery of the phenomenon of classical conditioning.
“He rings the bell every time he puts dog food in, so eventually the dog starts associating the bell (with food) and he starts drooling even though there’s no food there. -down,” Dr. Jeffrey-Thomas explained.
In a series called How to Train Your Bladder, Dr. Jeffrey-Thomas offered people ways to “avoid leaks” when they hear the sound of running water outside the shower.
In a series called How to Train Your Bladder, doctor’s orders are to try to use the bathroom only “three to four times a day but a minimum of two.”
“Ideally, you shouldn’t be up at night,” Dr. Jeffrey-Thomas explained.
Say goodbye to “just in case,” too, because “the point is to ride the wave so you don’t give in to that high level of intensity to go…and also not run away,” she said. added.
If you constantly give in to the urge to go to the bathroom right away, you are training your brain to send this signal to your body more often.
The 30-year-old has posted more videos on her TikTok about the harmful effects of peeing in the shower and commenters respond that they’re ‘just trying to save water’
Director of Urogynaecology at Townsville Hospital and Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at James Cook University, Professor Ajay Rane, said Mama Mia that there is a correct way for women to pee.
“Given the construction of the Western closet, the proper posture is to sit on the toilet with your feet flat on the floor, because flat feet promote relaxation of your thigh muscles and pelvic muscles,” said Professor Rane told an American urogynaecological society. Met on ‘The Perfect Pee’ in 2004.
“You have your elbows on your knees and lean forward like you’re reading a newspaper on the floor. This promotes efficient emptying of your bowels and bladder.
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