whatUrinating standing or sitting? That is the question. Some people think that sitting on the toilet to pee is unmanly. However, there are countries where most people with a penis do it. And, in general, how many younger, they are more likely to prefer to sit. But what is the best for health? It may seem somewhat indifferent to us; but, according to a urologist who has spoken on this subject in Telegraph, doing it sitting down is much more beneficial.
The urologist, called Gerald Collins, has made these statements after the publication of a survey by the data analytics company YouGov. In her men from 13 countries were interviewed about their preferences when going to the bathroom. Of all of them, the country in which there was a greater preference for urinating standing up was Singaporewith Mexico hot on their heels, while in Germany It was where there were more men who chose to do it sitting down.
The percentages were from a 62% German who urinate sitting, in front of 20% in Singapore and 21% in Mexico. With respect to Spainthere is still a greater preference for urinating standing up, with only one 3. 4% of those surveyed who do it always seated. But, returning to the subject of health, why is it better to sit?
Peeing standing up is worse the older you are
As Collins has explained, when urinating standing up the muscles of the pelvis tighten. This can make it more difficult to empty your bladder. In young people there is not much problem. However, as you get older the risks may be greater, especially in cases of prostate enlargement.
This is a gland that makes part of the fluid that accompanies sperm in semen. It is found surrounding the urethra, through which this substance comes out, but also urine.
Its enlargement is very common in older people. It’s called benign prostatic hyperplasia.has nothing to do with cancer and does not increase the chance of cancer occurring. It occurs in approximately 90% of men over 80 years of age.s, so it is very common. But what does it have to do with urinating standing up or sitting down?
The key is that people with this enlargement have a frequent urge to urinate, but it is more difficult for them to do so. They have problems both to start and to finish, since it is difficult for them empty the bladder. And of course, we have already seen that when urinating standing up it is more difficult to empty it, so the difficulty is double.
Can increase urinary tract infections
Urine infection is much more common in people with a vagina than in people with a penis. This is because your urinary passages are less straight, making it easier for bacteria to accumulate. We can imagine it as a totally vertical pipe or one with bends. Dirt from water can accumulate in corners. In this case, the same thing happens with the microorganisms that cause the infection.
However, even if the ducts are straight, if the bladder does not empty properly used, bacteria are also more likely to accumulate, so there may be more cases of infection.
For all this, this urologist, and many other specialized scientists, recommend peeing sitting down. Well, for all this and for hygiene. And it is that, whoever has not dripped a little out of his place when urinating standing up, throw the first stone.