News ID: 193143
Published: 0338 GMT May 20, 2017

Urinary disorders more prevalent in obsessive persons, those with sensitive jobs

Urinary disorders more prevalent in obsessive persons, those with sensitive jobs

By Sadeq Dehqan & Katayoon Dashti

Urinary disorders are greater in obsessive persons and those who have sensitive jobs than in other persons, said the head of International Neuro-Urology Society (INUS).

Dr. Mehri Mehrad told Iran Daily that those who have sensitive jobs, spend their time in prolonged working sessions and refuse to defecate or urinate at the right time.

Moreover, obsessive people refuse to defecate in a public lavatory, she said. They prefer to reach home and use their own toilet, she added.

She warned that keeping urine in the bladder will raise the volume of bladder and gradually lead to underactive bladder.

Sometimes, people do not respond to the call of nature to drain the bladder, she said. As a result, neural receptors in the bladder wall do not react when the bladder is filled to capacity, she said. Therefore, a person does not become aware of the fullness of his/her bladder, she added. "These persons need to carry a urinary catheter."

Since neural receptors of the bladder wall do not act the way they should, one may suffer overactive bladder and urinary incontinence, she said.

On research conducted by the Diabetes Center of Shariati Hospital in Tehran, Mehrad said those who get used to keeping urine in bladder are more exposed to urinary disorders.

She cited a special case: "A 47-year-old person had faced reduction in urinary discharge in the past three years. Physicians presumed that she had a kidney failure and needed kidney transplant.

"After studying the patient's nervous system, we noticed that she did not have time to defecate or urinate at the proper time due to her daily workload. Therefore, the volume of her bladder increased to six liters after a lapse of years. And a huge part of her bladder was always full."

On hazards of emptying the bladder completely, she said urine includes waste substances. If urine remains in bladder for a long period, it will be absorbed by the body via bladder walls, she warned. Also, it may go back up into the kidney, causing kidney disorder, she said.

She continued that every person should empty his/her bladder at least five times a day.

"If a person needs to empty his/her bladder less than two hours, he/she has overactive bladder and needs treatment."

He/she can be treated by injecting Botox and local anesthesia, she concluded.

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