Peeing in the shower is bad news, according to a doctor who took to TikTok to explain why.
Peeing in the shower regularly, according to Dr. Teresa Irwin, a urogynaecologist in Texas forms a routine in the brain that may lead to bladder problems.
Dr. Irwin, board qualified in female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, said she would avoid the controversial procedure in a video uploaded to TikTok.
“As I’ve previously said, standing is one of the proper urinating postures to empty the bladder,” Dr. Irwin explained.
“We simply don’t want to do it all the time because it’s like Pavlov’s dog training, where he’d salivate every time he heard a small bell ringing.”
“You don’t want to do that all of the time since your bladder will want to urinate every time you listen to the sound of water.”
“This is because it is used to hearing the sound of running water in the shower.”
“So while you’re washing your hands… cleaning the dishes, your bladder will be salivating,’ indicating that it has to go to the bathroom.”
Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, another US practitioner, went to TikTok last year to warn of the similar ‘flowing water’ link when a person regularly pees in the shower.
The assertions contradict those stated by Madonna, who famously (or infamously) utilized a contentious appearance on The Letterman Show in 1994 to promote the benefits of a good shower pee.
Madge claims the technique effectively avoids tinea, often known as athlete’s foot, a fungal infection of the feet that cause severe itching in infected individuals.
“Did you know that peeing in the shower is excellent for you?” Madonna inquired of Letterman, who seemed perplexed.
“No, I’m not joking.
“Peeing in the shower is great for preventing athlete’s foot.” Urine has antibacterial properties. It has everything to do with your body’s enzymes.”
Madonna’s statements have yet to be proven as true.