The Key to Blocking Syndrome: Urge to Get to the Toilet in 7 Minutes Have you ever felt like you have to write so much that you’re about to burst? Does the feeling seem to have worsened if you saw the toilet? In this case, you may be suffering from the key-in-the-lock syndrome.
Today we’re going to talk about a key blocking syndrome that you probably experienced without even knowing about it. Have you ever sat in a meeting or concentrated on something so hard that you didn’t even realize you needed to use the toilet? After the meeting, you get into the car, fully occupied with what was discussed during the meeting. You listen to music and contemplate meeting until you get to the house where you live and park. Your thoughts finally return to the present when you get out of your car and collect your keys. Only at this point do you experience an urgent need to urinate and your bladder bursts.
The short distance between the car and the house seems endless. You try to relax and move a little faster, but it doesn’t always work. You start to feel desperate when you insert the key into the door lock. Of course, the lift is on the twelfth floor. You need to wait a few more minutes. And when the elevator arrives and you enter it, the need becomes even more acute. Finally, when you get to your apartment, insert the key into the lock of what appears to be the gateway to paradise at the moment.
You rush straight to the toilet, and his gaze is fixed on the only thing that matters at the moment: the throne that provides immediate pleasure from the fact that, finally, you can empty your hand, exhausted bladder. Fortunately, you managed not to pee on yourself.
The same applies to the movements of the gastrointestinal tract. Everything reigns peace and joy until you suddenly realize that you need to go to the toilet and there is no one around. The longer you wait, the more pressure is felt.
Your anxiety and excitement increase at the same time, as all your attention is focused on this special physical In such a situation, even the most rabid cleanliness freak, who usually does not dream of stepping into a public toilet, will gladly go to any toilet, no matter how dirty, disgusting or unhygienic it may be.
The despair we described earlier, like the community example toilet, concerns both functions of the body. However, we want to answer the question of why you suddenly have an urgent need as you get closer to your goal. What types of machinery increase the need for physical waste disposal? How are they activated? Let’s get right to the topic of key-to-lock syndrome!
Body and the mind are not separated
There is a strong connection between physiological needs and the functions of organs (intestines and bladder), the brain, the object on which you focus your attention, the circumstances you are in, and the emotions (anxiety, tension, and despair) that create the situations we described above.
We’re pretty sure that if you made a list of the things you do when you get home, going to the bathroom will be upstairs. It may seem obvious or even ridiculous to even think about, but there is actually a scientific explanation. More specifically, this phenomenon has a neurophysiological, biochemical, emotional, and cognitive explanation.
It is important to remember that society as the body and mind of a whole view as separate and distinct entities. This is because the dualism between body and mind, or Cartesian dualism, is a persistent idea.
Neurobiology, or more specifically, psychoneurotic. -Endocrinology-Immunology (PNEI) has proven that humans are made up of body and mind and that our systems do not function independently of each other. This is why there is a scientific explanation for such commonplace as having to go to the toilet.
Explaining the urgent need to go to the toilet
As you approach your destination, a number of biochemical changes occur. First, the body senses that your bladder (or bowel) is full and sends signals to alert you to this. The new emphasis on these parts of the body makes your needs more urgent. The more you focus on it, the more this need is activated in the body.
At the same time, the fact that you are close to home, a place where you feel safe and relaxed, and that, which helps you feel more urgently needed. This stressful situation, in addition to the physiological mechanisms triggered by fear of urination, activates the production of adrenaline and cortisol. It also puts tension and pressure on your abdominal muscles and you can only focus on one thing: the toilet.
As mentioned earlier Above this is called an urgent need to urinate, even with key lock syndrome. This designation also applies to the need for a bowel movement. This phenomenon is an excellent example of the connection between the bladder, digestive system, and brain. Because even if you can stay for a long time, the bladder associates returning home with urination and thus creates an urgent need that is difficult to control.
Keys rattling as you try to open the door for thoughts uninvited by Pavlov’s clock. Conditioned reflexes are behind this phenomenon, as in Pavlov’s experiment.
You’ve probably heard about the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov, who now conducted a well-known experiment with dogs. Every time he fed the dogs, he would ring the bell at the same time. After a while, he tried to ring the bell without giving the dogs food. He then noticed that the dogs were salivating even though there was no food.
The same thing happens when you need to empty your bladder or bowels. Hector Galvan, head of the Institute of Psychology in Madrid, believes that we associate the toilet with our physiological needs, and awareness of our physiological sensations activates our consciousness, which tells us that we need to go to the toilet.
Environmental conditions that contribute to locking syndrome
Gay and Malone-Lee identified four different environmental factors that lead to urinary incontinence: wake up in the morning, key in the lock, open tap, and cold weather. They made a distinction between urgency, an experience you can no longer hold, and actual urinary incontinence when you are peeing. Anxiety and fatigue can also make the problem worse, according to researchers.
For example, the sound of flowing water sounds like someone is peeing in the toilet. When you hear a sound similar to urination, your brain makes a connection that causes the muscle in your bladder (detrusor) to contract.
In addition, three researchers from Columbia National University (Victor, O’Connell, and Blavias) conducted a pilot study to evaluate which signals the environment can act as stimuli with conditioned reflexes in these situations. The results overlap with those of Gaia and Malone. The first place on the list was found that gets up in the morning, then goes to the toilet (88%), the third-place is marked by a full bladder (76%) and the fourth is low. opening the door to stay at home (71%).
Don’t think about the toilet
You start to notice that you need to go to the toilet when you have 150 to 200 ml of fluid in your bladder. When the bladder is full, it can leak if you sneeze, cough, or laugh. But don’t lose hope, because the urge can be controlled.
All you have to do is calm down, let go of worry, stop thinking about the toilet and take your mind off your mind. All of these will help you control your bladder. At the same time, it is important not to hold back too often when you feel the need to, because it can damage your organs.
And finally, seventh, it’s the brain that controls. The brain is the master who models, builds, and destroys realities. The mind, brain, emotions, thoughts and all systems of the body participate in this incredible synergy.
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Enuresis in children means repeated inability to avoid urination after age five. This usually manifests itself in late hydration.