A doctor has warned people to stop peeing while taking a shower.
Urogynaecologist Dr Teresa Irwin explained to more than 84,000 TikTok followers why we shouldn’t be peeing while showering and it actually makes a lot of sense…
Irwin, who specialises in pelvic health and incontinence, said:
“You don’t want to do it all the time because what happens is every time you hear the sound of water your bladder is going to want to pee – because it’s used to hearing the sound of the water in the shower.”
“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.”
Dr Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas agreed with Irwin, posting a similar video of her own on TikTok last year.
“If you pee in the shower or turn on the faucet or turn on the shower and then sit on the toilet to pee while the water is running, you’re creating an association in your brain between the sound of running water and having to pee.”
“Combo that with pelvic floor dysfunction, either now or down the line and that’s gonna potentially lead to some leak issues when you hear running water outside of the shower.
“Unfortunately, those of us that were assigned female at birth and have that anatomy, we’re not designed to pee standing up… your pelvic floor isn’t going to be relaxing properly meaning that we’re not going to be emptying our bladder super well.”
Don’t do it, folks!