Oops! Peeing in the shower is bad for your bladder

peeing shower

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Peeing in the shower may seem harmless, but it’s not. It’s true that it’s better for the environment. But there’s a downside to it, especially for women. We’re here to explain why!

Peeing in the shower

By peeing in the shower, you save quite a bit of water. So it’s better for the environment to do so. However, it can have adverse effects on your body, pelvic physiotherapist Ylenia Degli Esposti explains to Linda. She says that doing it every once in a while isn’t a big deal but it shouldn’t become habitual. This could train your brain to associate the sound of running water with a full bladder.

Nerve damage

If you pee in the shower often, you’ll immediately feel as if you need to pee every time you hear running water. Degli Esposti also explains that this is the reason you shouldn’t turn on the faucet to try to make yourself pee. This has the same effect on your brain and bladder. On top of that, peeing in the shower on a daily basis can lead to nerve damage. There’s a chance that this will result in a lowered continence. In this case, any other underlying medical issues could lead to a lessened control of your bladder.

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