There's a phenomenon plaguing busy women everywhere OK, and women who just don't feel like hitting pause on The Affair : pee procrastination. You know, the feeling that you gotta go — but then Whether it's because your schedule is slammed guilty or you're just feeling lazy also guilty , blowing off your bladder's cue like it's some annoying guy on Tinder can have an impact on your health. So what are we talking about here?
4 Things That Could Happen When You Hold In Your Pee for Too Long
Here's what happens if you hold in your pee for too long - Business Insider
Subscriber Account active since. You're about an hour and a half into the movie and, boy, are you regretting that large soda. You can hold it Peeing is pretty important. Your kidneys filter excess water and waste out of your blood and that urine needs somewhere to go: your bladder.
Here's what can happen if you hold your pee too long
You've heard about bedtime procrastination , but what about bathroom procrastination? You know, when you put off peeing until your legs are crossed and you can barely hobble to finally park yourself on the porcelain throne. Whether it's because you're powering through work e-mails at your desk or you'd rather avoid the horrors of a public restroom , sometimes peeing just lands at the bottom of your to-do list. But can that actually be dangerous?
It might not feel like it, but the adult bladder can hold as much as half a litre 2 cups of pee before you'll feel the need to 'go'. Your body knows how much is in there because your bladder wall is filled with tiny receptors that send a message to your brain when the bladder reaches capacity. Fortunately, most of us have full control over our bladder function, so when we receive this message, we can choose to either relieve ourselves right away, or hold it because it's a really long way to the bathroom from the couch. In an episode of SciShow , Michael explains that once you've made the decision that you're too busy to pee right now, the cylindrical sphincters in your bladder close up tightly to keep all of the urine from leaking through your urethra.