Having sex four times a week helps eliminate bladder stones

Some residues in the urine can form calculations that stay and grow inside the bladder or the kidney forming ‘stones’ that can cause terrible pains.

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Among the treatments are extraction by surgery, ultrasound and, in the case of small stones -which can continue to cause discomfort-, it is recommended to drink plenty of fluids and take some medications that help the calculations come out naturally by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract.

However, in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, doctors from Indonesia pointed out that the contraction and relaxation of the neck of the bladder -which occurs during orgasm and ejaculation- could also help to expel the kidney stones.

This is because, by relaxing the muscles, the passage of urine through the urethra is favored, along with the calculations renal.

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Urologists from Surabaya Airlangga Universitas reviewed five studies on the topic. They included 406 participants who were told to have sex or masturbate three to four times a week or to refrain from either activity.

Dr. Yudhistira Pradnyan Kloping and his team examined how sexual acts affected the number of kidney stones expelled in each group and the time it took to do so.

STUDY RESULTS

The results show that the expulsion rate was 5.7 times higher in the sexually active group. And it was also expected that calculations were expelled more quickly among those who had sex or masturbated.

Meanwhile, the number of people needing relief from pain due to kidney stones it was 62% lower in the sexually active group. And the proportion of people who needed laser treatment to break the calculation it was a fifth smaller.

Stones can develop when the bladder doesn’t empty completely. Photo: Stock.

The researchers concluded: “Having intercourse or masturbating three to four times a week is beneficial in promoting spontaneous passage of distal ureteral stones.”

The kidneys are responsible for removing waste products from the blood by filtering about 150 liters a day. Clean blood is returned to the body, while waste products are eliminated through urine. However, people who don’t drink enough fluids, take certain medications, or have an underlying medical condition are at risk for hard clumps of waste products.

SYMPTOM

Symptoms include pain on the side of your belly, severe pain that comes and goes, and feeling sick or vomiting.

Once a calculation kidney, usually moves to the bladder on its own in a few weeks, allowing the body to eliminate it through urine.

People can reduce the risk of suffering kidney stones drinking plenty of water and making sure that their urine is pale in color, a sign that they are well hydrated.

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