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I don't know about you, but I was always taught growing up that it's good to pee before leaving the house, "just in case."
Not really sure if you actually need to go? Just pop a squat and see what happens!
Makes sense, right? Why not pee now in order to avoid having to pee later, at a more inconvenient time? Well, according to TikToker @nosuchthingastmi, it's actually not a good idea!
In the TikTok, she explains that if you frequently urinate when you don't actually need to, you're emptying your bladder when it's only half full instead of at full capacity.
This can lead to increased feelings of urgency because your bladder gets used to functioning at a lower capacity than it's supposed to. Once that happens, you need to retrain your bladder so it stops signaling that it needs to be emptied when it's really only half full.