Stop Holding It In, Delaying Using The Toilet Could Be Pretty Dangerous
We’ve all been there. You are out and about, and realise you need to do a number two…
Faced with the dilemma of ‘should I wait till I get home or go now?’ many go for the latter. But according to experts this could be really bad for us, and here’s why…
When it comes to dropping the kids off at the pool, lots of you out there prefer to do it in the comfortable surroundings of your own home and many are willing to spend hours on end holding it in.
However, the consequences of holding it in far too often could be far more dangerous than you think. Experts are even warning that in extreme cases holding in a dump for a lengthy amount of time could even result in an untimely death. Wow, that escalated quickly.
Those who do this regularly are at a risk of developing a dysfunction in the muscle used for pooing, say researchers. In worst case scenarios, people can suffer an impacted bowel – when a lot of poo builds up in the rectum, resulting in chronic constipation. Ouch.
In a Discovery News video released this week, Amy Shira Teitel explained all.
You might be on a plane and choose to hold in instead of braving the aeroplane toilets. Konstantin Monastyrsky, author of Gut Sense, says holding in your poo even once is dangerous, because it allows stools to build up. As they dry out, they block your system, and can lead to an impacted bowel. Kyle D STaller, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital says that people who get into a habit of holding in can develop a dysfunction in the muscle used for pooing.
Eww, that doesn’t sound great. But wait, there’s more…
So holding in is bad. If you don’t poo when you need to, all the waste and toxins are just sitting in there and your body keeps making waste, it can lead to an impacted bowel. Sometimes surgery is required, and if left untreated, an impacted bowel can actually kill you.
That’s some pretty fucked up shit right there, message received loud and clear…
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