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Doctors Warn People To Stop Peeing In The Shower Now

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Doctors Warn People To Stop Peeing In The Shower Now

It’s bad for your bladder.

It’s now established that peeing in the shower for both men and women is bad for YOUR BLADDER. Dr. Teresa Irwin, a Urogynaecologist, has argued that while the position of standing up will empty the bladder efficiently, it trains the brain to release urine each time you hear water running. She advised that women should go to the toilet sitting down to avoid the latter. 

“You don’t want to do it all the time because what happens in every time you hear the sound of water is going to want to pee – because it’s use to hearing the sound of the water in the shower,” Dr. Teresa said.

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She added: “So whenever you’re washing your hands, washing the dishes, your bladder is going to be salivating, so to speak, because it wants to go and pee.” Accordingly, Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas agreed with Dr. Teresa as she also detailed the dangerous side effects of peeing while standing under a running stream of water. 

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The Boston-based pelvic floor therapist shared that if someone pee while the water is running, they are creating an association in the brain between the sound of running water and having to pee.

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She then told her 468K followers: “Without a strong pelvic floor, this could potentially lead to some leak issues when you hear running water outside of the shower.” Naturally, the female anatomy wasn’t designed to pee standing up. To bolster her point, Dr. Alicia modeled the Captain Morgan pose and stated: “Your pelvic floor isn’t going to relax properly, which means we’re not going to be emptying our bladder super well.”

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She urged: “So try to pee before you ever turn on the shower water and if you get the urge to pee while you’re in there try to ignore it.”

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In a series titled How To Train Your Bladder, Dr. Alicia further referenced scientist Ivan Pavlov’s famous experiment with dogs, which led to the discovery of classical conditioning. She explained: “He rings the bell every time he puts food out for the dogs, so eventually the dog starts to associate the bell (with food), and he starts to slobber even if there’s no food there.” 

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Both Dr. Teresa and Dr. Alicia urged that bathroom use should be only three to four times but a minimum of two times during the day. 

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Professor Ajay Rane had also spoken of the subject matter. The Townsville Hospital’s Director of Urogyneacology and Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at James Cook University reportedly claimed there is a correct way for women to pee. “Given the construction of the western closet, the appropriate posture is to sit on the toilet with your feet flat on the ground because flat feet promote relaxation of your thigh muscles and your pelvic muscles.”

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Prof Rane added that leaning an elbow on one’s knees and leaning forward as if one is reading promotes efficient emptying of both the bowel and bladder.

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