Wednesday, August 25, 2021

A doctor reveals the dangers of peeing in the shower

 It seems harmless and for some it is a way to save water by not having to flush the toilet, but a doctor has warned people against urinating in the shower.


In her viral TikTok video she claimed that the habit is 'dangerous' and could weaken your pelvic floor, which will, in turn, lead to 'leak issues' outside of the bathroom.

Dr Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, who is a Boston-based pelvic floor therapist, took to TikTok to explain the dangers that can come from peeing while standing under a running stream of water.

According to the 30-year-old, the action of urinating in the shower causes your brain to associate the sound of running water with the urge to go to the bathroom - a seemingly innocent connection that the medical expert insists can cause much more serious issues later down the line.

“If you pee while the water is running then you're creating an association in your brain between the sound of running water and having to pee,” she said in a TikTok video.

“This could potentially lead to some leak issues when you hear running water outside of the shower,” she added.

She also explained that people with female anatomy are just not ’designed to pee standing up'.

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