Except while sleeping, which time of the whole day you spend being content and calm for some minutes ? No need to scratch your head for long. Let me make it easy for you ! Poop..oh not poop.. I meant to say while pooping. Yeah ! That’s the only few minutes I don’t keep my mind boggling or worrying. Having a few minutes just with yourself or your own thoughts while leaving the rest of the world in chaos is not a bad thing.
But do you know ? Just like your bed should utterly be used for rest and coitus, the lavatory should only be used for pooping. You should not sit in the toilet for more than 15 minutes.
Any harm in staying long ? Yes, here are they !
“Pooping shouldn’t be a drawn out process. You are better off keeping your toilet time to less than 10 to 15 minutes,” said Gregory Thorkelson, M.D., a psychiatrist in the department of gastroenterology, nutrition, and hepatology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Experts explained :
During the digestive method, our bodies go through peristalsis, which is a sequence of muscle colloquialisms throughout the digestive tract, moving meal to the several processing stages of digestion. Starting from the esophagus, peristalsis lasts throughout the intestines to allow nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Peristalsis completes in the large intestine where water is engrossed into the bloodstream, and the remaining waste products are discharged through a bowel movement.
What if you spend too much time in the lavatory ?
If you force a bowel movement to occur, you may get hemorrhoids (swollen vein or group of veins around innards) from the stress that you are putting on your body.
When you put pressure on yourself to defecate.
Just another reason to cause hemorrhoids. The stress on the rectum can put you into the painful infirmity in which blood vessels in the rectum get infected and cause bleeding in a severe case.
Your body will not recognize that your purpose was to defecate.
Holding in your bowel movement for long, can reverse the peristalsis process, resulting in hardening of waste materials in your body. And, this further leads to constipation.
Thus, if you sit on the toilet for too long, your body will not perceive the activity as more of a leisure time to produce a bowel movement.
When constipation further leads to stools accumulation.
When the hard stools accumulate in the lower colon, it causes the stomach to engorge. This may also cause discomfort and sharp pain in the abdominal area. This doesn’t stop here. At the severe case, the tear of skin and tissue line can cause open wounds and bleeding.
Experts suggest squat position as the best one.
No doubt, modern toilets are designed for a more comfortable sitting. But, for a natural defecation, experts suggests squat position. In squatting, your thorax presses against thighs, and it just compresses the colon. Besides this, it also unwinds the muscles allowing the anorectic angle to level and thus emptying the bowel completely.
Add fiber into your diet to defecate easily.
Soluble fiber which are found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber. This type of fiber promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk, so it can be of benefit to those who struggle with constipation or irregular stools.
Constipation, hemorrhoids, colon issues, and pelvic floor disorder are not easy to live with. So, from today, just put your phone down while you are in the zone.