Water Water Everywhere!
We all know the benefits of drinking enough water to keep us properly hydrated and t o replace the fluids we’re losing. There’s a golden rule … the 8 x 8 rule. That is that we should drink an 8oz (250ml) glass 8 times per day. That’s around 2 litres per day as an ideal target.
On the other hand, you may not be aware that too much water can be incredibly dangerous. Overhydration can result in something called water intoxication. This is when your bodies salts and electrolytes become too diluted. It can also result in a reduction in sodium levels – a condition called hyponatremia.
So, if you’re considering trying out the shy bladder water cure just be careful and sensible about it … don’t keep filling up if nothing’s coming out!
The Shy Bladder Water Cure
It could be logically suggested that the more you need to pee the faster you will start a flow. Therefore a paruretic will find it easier to pee in difficult situations if they are full to bursting with water.
On the face of it you can’t argue with the logic however paruresis doesn’t always follow logic. Instances have been reported where sufferers have “prepared” for being in a difficult situation by filling themselves up with water. The thinking behind this is that if they’re desperate they’ll be able to go. However, on reaching the bathroom they have felt an increase in pressure to pee which has had the opposite effect. This, in turn, caused them to tense up even more than usual and not be able to go hence making the situation worse.
Also, don’t forget that drinking more means that you’ll need to use the bathroom more often than usual. Make sure you’re prepared for that too. You don’t want to be in a situation that you’re desperate to go but can’t! That’s not going to do you any good whatsoever and can be both painful and dangerous.