Illustration for article titled Beware the Danger of the Super Bowl Bladder Infection

There's so much excitement during the Super Bowl that it can be easy to get caught up in all the hoopla and... forget to attend to basic bodily functions? Most people are usually more concerned with consuming as many nachos as possible than they are about whether they're breathing or have to go potty, but according to Methodist Hospital in Houston we should put our bladder's needs before all others.


Why is this even a thing? Well, apparently, some of us get so engrossed by the exciting advertisements that we forget what commercial breaks are really supposed to be for—using the toilet. Methodist Hospital's Dr. Jeff Kalina spells out the danger in holding it in:

During most sporting events people will get up and use the restroom during the commercials and not have any problem. However, most of the time the commercials are the best part of the Super Bowl, so we have seen people who have to come in and have a catheter put in to relieve themselves.


Eeesh. Ferris Bueller ads be damned, I will see you all in line for the bathroom at every commercial break and also a few times during the game, just to be safe.

Remember to Pee During the Super Bowl, Methodist Hospital Somehow Warns [Houston Press]

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