Pelvic floor expert confirms how often and how long you should wee for
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A pelvic floor physiotherapist has revealed how frequently you should be visiting the loo and the signs of a healthy pee.
Prepare to re-evaluate your next trip to the toilet:
Going to the loo can be a bit of a faff. There are hardly enough hours in the day as it is, let alone to waste precious moments sat squeezing a pee out, nervously sat there stressing you'll miss a knock at the door or all hell will break loose at work while you're away.
And if you're stuck on the tube or at a gig, it seems easier to just hold it in and wait for a better moment to relieve your poor bladder.
However, a pelvic floor physiotherapist has since explained just how many times you should be spending a penny and how to wee in a healthy way.
Georgia, who works for Australian pelvic floor wellness brand, BIEN Australia, has used the company's TikTok page to talk about 'normal bladder habits'.
The physiotherapist explains: "Opening your bladder every two to three hours is deemed normal.
"If you're holding on for longer periods of time or going shorter than that, both of the ends of the spectrum can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction."
Okay, so you've made it to the loo and are sat on the toilet for a blissful moment of silence before you have to drag yourself back to work - but how do you know if you're having a 'healthy' wee?
"What we want to see, is that when you do open your bladder your stream lasts anywhere from eight to 10 seconds, it doesn't start and stop - it's a continuous flow - and by the end of it you feel empty," Georgia says.
If that doesn't quite feel or sound like your normal wee - for example if you're weeing for two to three seconds or going every hour - then you may need to go see a pelvic floor physio.
Georgia has also given her expertise on how many times you should be wiping after using the loo, as well as, 'How to poop after giving birth'.
There's even a handy stool chart to check if your number twos are behaving as they should.
Who knew that going to the loo was such a mission, eh?
Featured Image Credit: @bien.aus/TikTok
Topics: TikTok, Social Media, Viral, Health