Standing up to pee is one of the greatest gifts granted to men. However recent cultural trends have given rise to a sweeping epidemic causing more and more men to sit while peeing. The last reported data on the issue from suggested that a whopping 42 per cent of married men sat down to pee, most likely to avoid seat drips and the wrath of their fuming wives. But if you want to sit down and think about life, it's a break in your day. While evidence suggests that it most certainly is normal to sit down and pee, is it healthy?
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Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It's not a disease. It's a symptom of a problem with a man's urinary tract. Urine is made by the kidneys and stored in a sac made of muscle, called the urinary bladder. A tube called the urethra leads from the bladder through the prostate and penis to the outside of the body. Around this tube is a ring of muscles called the urinary sphincter. As the bladder fills with urine, nerve signals tell the sphincter to stay squeezed shut while the bladder stays relaxed.
For the last few years I now find it much more comfortable and better for me when I pee sitting down. Anyway I digress. Okay, that is the most obvious benefit, but a huge benefit for all concerned. In researchers at the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands found that sitting down to pee helped men suffering from Lower Urinary Tract disease symptoms to pee with greater force.
To some degree, this is good for you, because urinating literally flushes out your waste. But just how much is too much peeing? Jamin Brahmbhatt, a urologist with Orlando Health, says if you're otherwise healthy, peeing more than eight times a day and more than once at night could be viewed as abnormal. But of course, the amount you pee varies from person to person, so it's best to get checked out by a doctor to find out for sure if everything's OK down there.