Before reading the article, let's do a small questionnaire:
1. How many minutes does it take to defecate? (Single choice)
A 3-5 minutes B 5-10 minutes C 10-20 minutes D 0.5-1 hour E Over 1 hour
2. What do you do when you have a bowel movement? (Multiple choice)
A. Reading books and newspapers. B. Playing on mobile phones and tablets. C. Smoking. D. Listening to music.
It is estimated that after reading this questionnaire, many people will know what we are going to share today. Yes, today let’s talk about how to use the toilet correctly and how much time is reasonable?
In daily life, everyone has their own habit of defecation, such as reading books, newspapers, listening to music, playing mobile games, reading novels, browsing news, smoking, etc. Some people think that this is a good habit to relax. Stool is good; some people know that these habits may be bad, but they don't know why. In the opinion of anorectal doctors, the above habits will prolong your bowel time and lead to anorectal diseases.
The matter of defecation is very important and serious and needs to be treated with concentration. Because to complete the movement of defecation, you need to use multiple sets of muscles throughout your body, and you need to concentrate on guiding. Breathe when you need to breathe, and use force when you need to work hard. The above habits can easily distract people and make it impossible to concentrate on defecation (some people even don’t care about it, play with their own, and when they pull it out), they will inevitably prolong the time of defecation. The intention to defecate disappeared, the best time to defecate was missed, and the stool task of the day was not completed. Stool stays in the intestines for a long time, the water is absorbed, it is easy to form constipation, and it also increases the difficulty of the next bowel movement, forming a vicious circle. It's not that you are constipated, or you are prone to hemorrhoids. Maybe you haven't noticed such details.
Why is it easy to get anorectal diseases if the stool time is prolonged? Because the anus is at the lower end of the human body, the anus has to be subjected to very high pressure silently when going to defecate, which can easily cause venous return obstacles, cause local congestion and swelling of the anus, forming hemorrhoids. Some people often have a feeling of falling, swelling and unclean stools, which have a lot to do with swelling in the anus. On the other hand, the anal orifice must be loose during defecation, and the anus is in a loose state for a long time, and it is easy for secretions to flow out of the anus, resulting in moist and itchy skin around the anus. Moreover, long stool time can easily cause diseases such as thrombotic external hemorrhoids, internal hemorrhoids prolapse, and rectal mucosal prolapse.
Therefore, I suggest that it is appropriate to go to the toilet for 3-5 minutes to defecate, concentrate on defecation during defecation, do not play with mobile phones, etc., and do not use excessive force. If you do not have a bowel movement within 3 minutes, you can get up first, and then go to the toilet when you have the intention to defecate next time. Don't sit on the toilet all the time and wait for the bowel movement.