It often happens that you have had a lot of water to drink or any other fluid and you want to relieve yourself. However, it is not always possible to find a hygienic restroom to pee. In such situation, it is perfectly normal and natural to hold the pee till you find a place. However, some people have a habit of doing so. It is important to remember that the adult bladder can hold almost 500 millilitres of fluid that is 2 cups of urine in general. If your bladder is functioning in a healthy manner, then it is okay that you aren’t able to answer nature’s call at once. However, the problem begins when you make it a habit. There are many harms of that. (Also read: What are the causes of burning sensation while peeing)
What happens when you hold your pee regularly?
Weak pelvic floor muscles
Your pelvic floor muscles are important to contract and relax which depends on the fact if you want to pee or hold it. However, when you hold your pee for too long regularly it impacts your pelvic floor muscles and they turn weak. This that lead to the loss of bladder control in the long run.
Many people think that bladder stretching is healthy, but in fact, the bladder stretching means that your bladder is getting weak. This happens when you hold your pee for too long regular. (Also read: Why do you want to pee all the time)
Weak bladder muscles
The bladder muscles stop the pee from leaking. However, when you hold the pee for long on a regular basis then it makes the bladder muscles weak. It can lead to pee leak and other health problems.
When you hold your pee for too long then there is a chance that you will end up with a kidney infection. This happens because hold your pee for long can lead to blabber problems which also affect the kidneys.
Growth of bacteria
When you hold your pee, it means the urine just stays inside you. It means the bacteria inside it also stay in. This can lead to the growth of bacteria. (Also read: What are the various habits that are making you age faster)