Using A Foot-stool To Adopt A Healthier Defecation Position.

The typical defecation position traditional to Western culture could be causing a range of colorectal problems alongside a variety of other disorders associated with the digestive system. Millions of people are afflicted by abdominal complaints and the cause could be the manner in which they sit during bowl movements. The seated position itself, common throughout western history from at least the time of the Ancient Romans and learned during childhood toilet training, may not be the underlying cause of digestive problems with the angle at which people sit when evacuating their bowels being the true cause of colorectal problems.

90-degrees angle associated with sitting on toilets.

It is common practice in the West to sit on a toilet in a similar fashion to how one sits on a chair, with back straightened and feet on the floor, and it may be this typical defecation posture that is causing such widespread digestive problems amongst the populace. The 90-degrees defecation posture, formed by the bending of the hips and knees at right-angles when sat upright on a pedestal toilet, can cause narrowing of the point at which the anus and rectum are joined which may complicate the passing of stools. The strain placed on the colon by defecating at a narrow anorectal angle can cause both long-term and short-term bowel problems.

Health problems associated with 90-degrees defecation posture.

Narrow anorectal angle caused by sitting in a 90-degrees defecation posture necessitates considerable straining to empty the bowel, around three times more straining than the squatting position common outside of the West. Excessive straining during a bowel movement can cause a rectal prolapse in some circumstances as well as life-threatening conditions such as cerebral haemorrhage and myocardial infarction. Other ailments caused or exacerbated by straining the bowel during defecation include constipation, diverticulitis, haemorrhoids and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There are possible links between excessive straining during bowel movements and colon cancer. LOOK THE VIDEO ON THE NEXT PAGE >>>

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