Why you pee in your pants with laughter
17 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
© Shutterstock Flaccid smile, flaccid muscles
Do you feel the dripping down when you burst out laughing? Cross-legged, try to hold it back as you walk to the toilet. You're not alone, it's a common inconvenience.
What exactly happens to your bladder when you laugh? When you smile your muscles relax. When this is extreme it is also called cataplexy. The muscles relax so much that they shut down and you can even fall over. The weak smile can also lead to weak muscles. That is also the reason why it is called the 'weak laugh'.
When you smile you give your organs a kind of massage that starts them. Your metabolism starts faster, your blood flows faster and the oxygen. When you smile, all your cells absorb that oxygen. More than 70% of the waste is removed through your breath.
Laughing is of course very healthy, but if you always put it in your pants it can be annoying. You could do exercises that strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, giving you more control over them. If this does not help, you can always ask your doctor for advice.