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3 Health Implications Of Holding Your Urine For A Long Time

Titilayo Ilori

Sometimes, we feel lazy to use the toilet when we are pressed and we decide to hold on to the urine till we can no longer take it. This habit causes great damage to our bladder, as it leads to infections. Below are risks involved in holding your pee for a long period of time.

1. It results in bacterial infections

Women who hold urine for a long time are prone to several bacterial infections that affect the urinary tract, including meningitis, encephalitis, and salmonella. This can occur only because of germs present in our urine that accumulate in the bladder over a long period of time.

2. It Increases the chances of kidney stones

When you hold on to pee for a long time, it increases the chances of developing kidney stones. Kidney stones are deposits of acid salts and minerals which stick together in concentrated urine, which can cause severe pains when passing urine through the urinary tract.

3. It leads to severe urinary tract infections and bladder infections

Holding your urine for too long can result in urinary tract infections or even bladder infections. It is, thus, important to stop the habit of holding your urine.