Since every household is basically a toilet now, let's first discuss what posture should be taken when using the toilet. Generally speaking, when going to the toilet, it is recommended to straighten your chest and waist and lean forward slightly, and then adjust the detailed posture according to your comfort level; of course, if you are squatting, there will be no chest-up problem, and the posture should be restored to a natural state. can. Then be fully focused and not distracting. If constipation or defecation is difficult, don't use force at this time. This is not conducive to defecation, but may increase unnecessary pressure on your cardiovascular and cerebrovascular vessels, especially for patients with related underlying diseases! You should know that many heart disease patients have a sudden attack in the toilet. It is because of improper force that the poop is not discharged and the blood vessels burst first. Proper levator anus is actually more effective when defecation is not smooth. In addition, the time to go to the toilet is not too long, the pressure should not be too high, and the bowel movement should be regular.
"Squat" or "sit", which is more scientific and healthy, and which is more suitable for you?
1. Squatting: In theory, squatting is easier to defecate
Anorectal Hospital experts said that from the physiological structure, squatting defecation is more in line with human physiology, and in theory, defecation should be smoother. This is mainly because when a person is squatting, the pressure on the abdomen is greater than when sitting, which can reduce abdominal strain and help defecation. The human body has a U-shaped puborectalis muscle, which starts from one side of the pubic bone, goes around the back of the rectum, and connects to the other side of the pubic bone to form a loop, which just pulls the rectal hook and makes the rectum form a pointed forward angle , This is the anorectal angle. "In a general sitting position, the anorectal angle is about 80°~90°, while in the squatting position, the anorectal angle can reach 100°-110°. In theory, the larger the anorectal angle, the straighter the rectum and the smoother the bowel movement. "When a person is squatting, the body curve is restored to the most original state, the legs are separated, the anus will naturally separate, and the anal stent muscles will expand. This is actually more convenient for defecation.
Reminder: Squatting for too long is prone to hemorrhoids
But it is wrong to say that squatting is definitely better than sitting. Because the squatting posture is helpful for defecation for a short time, but the squatting time is long and it is easy to have other problems. For example, it is obvious that squatting for a long time will affect the venous return around the anus. If this is the case for a long time, the risk of hemorrhoids will increase.
2. Sitting: sitting to reduce leg pressure, more time-consuming
Defecation posture will not directly lead to anorectal diseases, and sitting defecation will not increase the risk of hemorrhoids, constipation, colitis, appendicitis, colon cancer and other diseases, but sitting is relatively comfortable. Some people read a book on the toilet, which prolonged From this perspective, it is not impossible to increase the incidence of hemorrhoids. Compared with the squatting posture, the sitting posture does not have the effect of gravity such as the abdomen downwards, and the emptying time is longer, the abdomen exerts more force and is more time-consuming.
Squatting or sitting, which is more hygienic?
From a hygienic perspective, flushing the toilet with water after going to the toilet will raise the bacteria in the feces such as E. coli and pollute the air and the toilet seat. Therefore, squatting in the toilet is more conducive to cleanliness and hygiene. One person per person is safe and hygienic. Even indirect contact with people will not occur, so there is no problem of infectious diseases between each other. What's more, it is convenient to use and saves precious water resources. Although most people prefer the sitting style when going to the toilet at home, most people like the squatting style when going out. This is also considered from the perspective of hygiene.
No matter squatting and sitting, the time should be shortened
In fact, whether it is squatting or sitting, it will not harm your health under normal circumstances. But I want to remind everyone that the time for defecation should not be too long, it is best to control it within 5 minutes. In addition, the elderly should pay special attention to the fact that they should eat more cellulose-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits to prevent constipation. At the same time, they should develop the habit of regular bowel movements and do not use too much force during defecation.