Step on a small stool, this is the correct posture to sit on the toilet


Not long ago, some media reported that a man in Changzh […]

Not long ago, some media reported that a man in Changzhou habitually stepped on the edge of the toilet when he went to the toilet in the rental house. Who knows, the toilet suddenly burst, the tile will scratch its hips about 20 cm of wounds, a small artery was cut, almost hurt the intestines, surgical suture 40 needles, blood transfusion 300 ml. Xiong Weijun, head nurse of the rectal anal fistula surgery at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, reminded that such squatting is extremely unsafe. In addition, improper posture can bring a variety of problems: hemorrhoids, constipation, colitis, appendicitis and so on.

In the face of public toilets, most people can't do it bravely. They can only step on the same as “squatting toilets” and try not to let the skin touch the toilet. However, there are great security risks, and it is not uncommon for cases of being injured by stepping on the toilet.

Xiong Weijun, head nurse of the rectal anal fistula surgery at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, said that in fact, Kneeling has always been the most natural posture for human bowel movements. This is also scientifically based. When the anorectal angle formed by the rectal muscle and the rectum is larger and the rectum is straighter, the smoother the bowel movement is. When sitting, the anorectal angle is about 80 to 90 degrees. When squatting, the anorectal angle can reach 100 to 110 degrees. In addition to the angle, abdominal pressure is high when squatting, which also promotes bowel movements.

But the squatting pan also has its disadvantages, and it is easy for the elderly to cause accidents when they use them. Xiong Weijun said that when using the squatting device, the degree of flexion of the arterial tube at the groin and axilla is less than 40 degrees. The excessive bending of the body causes the chest and lower limbs to exert pressure on the abdomen, which makes the heart and blood vessels of the elderly's original function inferior. Especially in the case of elderly or infirm patients with dry stools, it is necessary to hold the breath to increase the pressure on the abdomen, so that a series of symptoms of rapid increase in upper body blood pressure, such as facial congestion, brain swelling, heart rate increase, severe cases will occur. There is a cerebral hemorrhage, angina, etc., which endangers life.

Xiong Weijun suggested that if the elderly are not convenient to kneel, use a toilet paper to wipe the gasket clean. At present, there is no guarantee that the public toilet will be disinfected after each use, and the use of a public toilet may cause contact dermatitis and skin fungal infection. But in theory, the probability of sexually transmitted diseases caused by the toilet is not large. Only when the STD patients go to the toilet, the bacteria secretions are left on the toilet seat, and the genitals of the latter users are infected when they are accidentally caught. As long as someone cleans the seat cushion frequently, or sits on the paper with a pad, and then sits on it, it can be avoided.

What should I do if I have difficulty in taking a toilet?

Step on a small stool, the upper body leans forward slightly

Today, most homes are equipped with toilets. If you feel difficulty with defecation when sitting on the toilet, what should you do to help with bowel movements? Xiong Weijun suggested that you might try the following methods:

1. It is best to step on a bench at the foot, and the upper body is slightly tilted forward, which can increase the abdominal pressure and help smooth bowel movements. 2. When the bowel movement is difficult, you can pat the appendix bone and stimulate the intestine by vibration. Even the coughing sound can not only increase the abdominal pressure, but also effectively prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events caused by forced defecation. 3. Use the abdominal breathing method during defecation, inhale with the nose, let the abdomen bulge like a ball, apply pressure to the abdomen, then suddenly contract the abdomen and exhale, which can supplement the abdominal pressure lacking in sitting posture and promote defecation.
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