Men Should Pee When Sitting Down To Avoid Health Problems
People do it every day but new research shows that men have been doing it wrong all this time. New data that involves the study of more than 7,000 men in more than 13 countries depicts that Germany has the highest number of men who sit down in order to pee with about 40% of men claiming to do the same.
According to a leading Urologist, Dr Gerald Collins, a urological surgeon at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheshire, sitting down while urinating is said to be hygienic and healthy for bladders based on a publication by a YouGov report that gives details on male urination practices. Sitting results in the relaxation of the pelvis and the spine which makes it easier for someone to urinate.
“The bottom line is, if you’re on a golf course, and you need to nip behind a tree, you can get away with doing that, whereas if you squat and drop your pants, it could be a much more awkward scenario. Sitting is probably the most efficient way of doing it,” Collins asserts.
The sitting posture is reported to suit older men more since Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia better known as enlarged prostate is more common with such men. Enlarged prostrates can prevent men from emptying their bladder fully and also result in problems like urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
“BPH occurs due to a change in the hormonal environment within the prostate, mainly from the early 40s onwards,” said Collins. “You get an increase in a certain breakdown product of testosterone which causes the prostate to increase its cell development and size. As a result of this, men start to find they can pee much better sitting down.”
In a recent study, they reported, “We conclude that the sitting posture is the best position for men with urination problems, e.g. due to an enlarged prostate to urinate in, whereas no difference was found in healthy men, this is clinically important, because residual urine may result in complications such as cystitis and bladder stones.”