Experts explain 'Why shouldn't you put up with poop?'

There are many times when humans have to put up with stool, but

Martin Veysey , an emeritus professor at Newcastle University School of Medicine, argues that 'to put up with stool has many risks.' , Explains why you shouldn't put up with stool.

Why holding back your urge to poop can wreak havoc on your insides – a gastroenterologist explains

The frequency of stools varies from person to person, with some people stooling several times a day and others once a few days, but many people tend to want to stool after breakfast. Physiologists in the early 20th century, who discovered the phenomenon of stools when food entered the stomach, named this phenomenon the ' gastric / colon reflex '.

Babies can stool whenever they want, but as humans grow up, they learn to 'put up with stool.' This is an important step in development and an important skill in social life, but sometimes when you put up with stool, you just forget the urge and eventually you don't want to stool.

However, Veysey said that habitually suppressing the urge to stool is 'constipation,' 'abdominal pain,' 'disordered defecation habits,' ' tummy tension (fullness), ' 'increased gas in the digestive tract,' and 'fecal intestines.' He pointed out that it may be related to problems such as 'prolonged transit time'. He explains that there are many risks to putting up with stool.

When thinking about stools, many people may think 'how often do you stool', but another factor that is often overlooked is 'how long does it take to get rid of what you eat?' There is something like that.

It is generally said that it takes about 8 to 24 hours from eating something to being excreted as stool, and if it is extremely short or long, there may be some health problem. The longer you put up with stool, the longer the digested food stays in your body, and the longer the fermentation and decomposition of the stool mixture progresses. The gas and metabolites produced in this way are taken into the body through the intestinal wall and may have an adverse effect on the body.

The idea that stool stays in the body causes self-addiction has existed for a long time, and ancient Greeks have an imbalance of

four body fluids consisting of blood, mucus, yellow bile, and black bile when stool accumulates in the intestine. I thought it would hurt my health. The long time it takes for food to be actually excreted is a cause of colon cancer, colon polyps, colon diverticulosis (a condition in which the inner wall of the colon pops out like a bag), bile stones , and hemorrhoids . That's what Veysey said.

Veysey argues that a diet rich in fiber, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, and cognitive-behavioral therapy can improve bowel habits. 'The most important thing is to listen to the call of the large intestine,' he said.

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