Don't Delay Urination
An individual can help prevent developing a kidney infection if they avoid delaying urination when they feel the urge to urinate. The capacity of a healthy adult bladder is around two cups of liquid. For a healthy individual, holding their urine in once in a while will not usually cause harm. When an individual feels the urge to urinate, it is not as simple as a bladder full of urine. The mechanism that triggers this sensation is a complex operation involving the participation of numerous nerves, organs, and muscles. The nerves in the bladder tell the individual's brain it is time to urinate when their bladder is half full. The brain sends transmissions back to the bladder that tells it to hold the urine until the individual is ready to urinate. Holding the urine in the bladder alone does not cause an individual to develop a bladder or kidney infection. However, urine that stagnates in the bladder can provide a sufficient environment for bacteria to grow, multiply, and thrive. When bacteria multiply in the stagnated urine, they cause a bladder infection that can spread to the kidneys.
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