Tips, Tricks, and Exercises to Control Your Bladder

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How To Train Your Bladder To Empty Completely?

The first thing you need to do is learn how to control your bladder. If you are not able to control it completely then you will have no chance of controlling it fully. There are many things that can cause problems with your ability to control urination, but one of them is stress. Stress causes the release of hormones into your body which can affect your ability to control urination. So if you are constantly stressed out then you will probably experience problems with your ability to control urination.

Stress can come from various sources such as work, family members, or even bad weather conditions. Staying calm when under pressure is always helpful so try to do this whenever possible. When you feel like you are under pressure then take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Then repeat this exercise several times until you get used to doing it.

Another way to relieve stress is through meditation. Meditation helps us focus on something else other than ourselves and thus relieves some of the tension that is caused by stressors. Try meditating for 5 minutes every day, especially after stressful situations occur in your life. With regular meditation sessions you should notice a decrease in the amount of times that you have accidents.

You can also try to eliminate unnecessary stress from your life. Find out what the major stressors are and eliminate them one by one until your life is run more smoothly. This may not be easy or even possible, but it is something to think about.

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How Long Can You Hold Your Pee Before Losing Bladder Control?

Everyone loses bladder control when they are babies. As we grow older however we lose the ability to hold it for long periods of time. Many people don’t even think about this topic, but if you do then you might be wondering how long you can hold your pee before losing bladder control. As a baby you can hold it for hours if necessary, but as we grow older other responsibilities take priority and thus our ability to hold our pee is affected. As a rule of thumb the average person will lose bladder control after 4-6 hours.

But this isn’t set in stone; there are things that you can do to increase how long you can go before losing bladder control. The first thing that you can do is drink less liquids throughout the day. By doing this you are guaranteeing that you will need to pee at some point in the future no matter how long it takes. Another thing you can do is add pressure to your bladder by pressing on it. This can be accomplished by pressing on the lower part of your stomach.

Care should be taken though not to press too hard as this can cause pee to come out. Pressing on your stomach should cause your bladder to tense up, which in turn increases the pressure that you feel and forces you to want to pee.

If you are really serious about holding your pee for as long as possible then you can put a couple of drops of glycerin based vanillla extract in your urine. This is an old trick that some doctors used to use on stubborn patients who refused to go. The taste is fairly nasty so most people will release their bladder almost immediately after feeling a warm sensation in their bladder. Using this method you can hold your pee for as long as is needed. You can also exercise your pelvic muscles to increase your bladder control.

How Long Is the Average Pee?

We are sure that you are all wondering what the average pee is when it comes to how long it is. Well this is quite a difficult question to answer since all people pee differently. Some people will release thin water like fluids, others will release a thick fluid, and some other people will release something in between the two. As a rule of thumb the more watery your pee is the more water you are drinking and the more thick and sticky it is the less water you are drinking.

Of course this isn’t always the case since some people just naturally produce watery pee while others naturally produce thick pee. How long you can hold your pee also has an affect on how long your pee is going to be. If you release it quickly the urine will be fairly thin and if you hold it for a long time it will become very thick.

In regards to the average pee, most sources say that a normal and average pee should come out to about 15 ml. This may seem like a very small amount of pee, but it is just enough to get the job done and if you do happen to pee a little bit more than usual then there is nothing wrong with that.

Some people may be wondering if their pee is normal since it might fall slightly outside of this average. While some variation may exist due to age, gender, diet, and other factors your pee is most likely perfectly normal and you don’t need to worry about it.

So the next time you need to pee just relax and let it flow. In most cases your bladder knows exactly what it is doing and you don’t need to worry about how much or how little you pee. Just let it come out naturally and worry about other matters in life.

Urine Facts

The color of your urine can tell you a lot about your overall health. This is why doctors will sometimes ask you to submit a urine sample. Normal urine is clear and colorless, or a light amber color. It also has a very faint odor. Other colors such as red, brown, pink, orange, blue, or green means that your urine contains substances other than urine.

This may be a sign of a disease or condition.

Urine starts out as plasma, which is the liquid part of blood. Plasma is mainly water and salts. As it passes through the kidneys, they filter out excess water and salts to be stored separately in the blood. The rest of what’s left, theurine, is then secreted out of the body in the form of urine.

Healthy urine should always be a clear or light yellow color. If it is any darker than this, you could be dehydrated or worse, there may be a problem with your liver or kidneys which are responsible for the filtration process.

In healthy adults, urine is produced by the body at a rate of up to 1.5 liters per day. This amount can vary based on how much liquid you intake. For example, if you drink a lot of water, you will make more urine than usual. The liquid you take in is absorbed into the blood and then passed through the kidneys and out as urine.

In children, the production of urine is related to how much water they intake. Babies produce less urine than adults since they don’t intake as much liquid. The total amount of urine they produce is about 700ml per day. Children between the age of 1 and 5 produce about 500ml to 1 liter per day. Children who are 1 year old may produce only about 300ml to 500ml per day.

Since children are not able to tell you when they need to pee, you should observe the frequency of their nappy changes as a way to monitor their liquid intake.

The type of liquid you consume also effects the color of your urine. For example, drinking blue food coloring will turn your urine blue.

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