Urinary Tract Health
We're beings towards death, we're featherless two-legged linguistically conscious creatures born between urine and feces whose bodies will one day be the culinary delight of terrestrial worms. That's us - Cornel West
image by: Maneka Gandhi
Everybody pees. But that doesn't mean everybody has a perfect grasp of how, exactly, it works.
There are many mystifying aspects of urination — starting with what color your urine should be, how long you can safely hold it for, and if "breaking the seal" is a real thing.
With this in mind, I spoke to NYU urologist Benjamin Brucker to ask some of the most pressing questions about peeing.
1) At least 5 different parts of your brain are involved in peeing
As your blood gets pumped through your kidneys, the organs collect excess water. At the same time, they also filter out a few different types of waste: a molecule called urea (made up nitrogen,…