This articles mention 5 healthy urination habits which is you should follow for maintaining good health of your urogenital system. These guidelines are more helpful for men than women.
Voiding of Urine
Urination is also known as micturition or voiding. Urine is the waste product produced by the kidneys after filtration of blood by the millions of nephrons present in them. Urine is stored in urinary bladder till an urge for voiding is felt. Voiding begins when a voluntary signal is sent from the brain to begin urination, and continues until the bladder is empty.
5 Urination Tips For a Healthy Urogenital System
Urinate 5-7 times in a day. If your frequency of going to the washroom is increased unexpectedly, it maybe due to some underlying condition and you need to get it checked. Similarly decreased frequency of urination is also cause of concern and if you are holding it inside it is an invitation for infections and other complications.
Do not force urine out. Forced urination over time may result in simple muscle stain. Men usually force the last few drops of urine out, which is not a good thing to do. Over the years, forced urination may lead hernia, hemorrhoids, aneurysm or fainting while urinating, which also known as micturition syncope.
When to Urinate ?
Only urinate when you have to. Simply going to the loo without any urge to urinate trains the bladder to hold less. Except before going to sleep, urinate only when you have to.
Sitting down vs Standing Up
Preferably sit down while urinating. It has many advantages, particularly relaxed posture while urinating, decreased post-void dribbling of urine and men don’t have to strain in order to void the last few drops of urine out. Due to these benefits, sitting down while urinating decreases chances of prostate problems in men.
You should not get more than once while sleeping at night to urinate. It may indicate some disorder, unless in a cold climate or high fluid intake before sleeping.