Is staying in toilet for 10 minutes or more your daily routine? Have you experienced constipation led to other health issues? Have your friends or family members sent to hospitals due to serious constipation? If yes, you are not alone. 42 million Americans are experiencing the same thing as you are. (5 min read)
- Can You Die By Pooping? Who Is At Risk?
- How Long Is Too Long To Go Without Pooping?
- Constipation, Keto And Paleo Diet: Why Pineapple Helps?
- You’ve Probably Been Pooping Wrong Your Whole Life
- How to solve constipation in just one day without diet, medicine or surgery?
Can You Die By Pooping?
Defecation syncope, a rare condition of fainting, can occur while pooping. Out of nature, we take a deep breath and hold it when we are ready to poop, which is known as Valsalva maneuver.
When we do this, we compromise our blood flow. As a result, less blood travels to hearts and brains, causing a drop in blood pressure. This can lead to dizzy feeling or even faint. If blood flow to the heart is compromised, for someone who has artery blockages, that is enough to trigger a heart attack.
Who Is At Risk?
Healthy people don’t have to worry about that but those with heart diseases or blood pressure disorders, or who take medicines for hypertension, are more at risk. Avoid excessive straining while pooping to avoid intensifying your body’s response to Valsalva maneuver.
You can significantly lower the risk by lowering the chance of constipation so stool comes out with less straining. You can do it by increasing the fiber amount in your diet. Such as a mix of fibrous vegetables, whole fruits, nuts, and grains — especially when you are busy.
How Long Is Too Long To Go Without Pooping?
Do we have to poop every day? Five out of five experts said NO. But how long is too long to go without pooping?
Constipation is defined as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. It really varies from person to person. However, you should be aware when you are constipated for more than a week, especially if you’re unable to fart, experience stomach pain, and have a swollen belly.
Constipation, Keto And Paleo Diet: Why Pineapple Helps?
Pineapple is extremely rich in bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down proteins and aid in digestion. And pineapple is the only natural food source of bromelain. People on high-protein diets, such as Keto or Paleo diet, can benefit from bromelain if they’re having trouble pooping.
While there is some bromelain in pineapple flesh, most of the high bromelain content is found in the core. And the core is best for your morning smoothies because it not only tasty but
nutritious as well. Check here for a popular smoothie recipes for free or an easier way to enjoy pineapple.
You’ve Probably Been Pooping Wrong Your Whole Life
When we stand up or sit down, there’s a kink in our lower gut that stops us pooping at will. Sitting down to poop means the muscles in the gut have to strain to push excrement around the bend in the bowels. When we squat, our guts straighten out, allowing us to eject waste in comfort.
This revelation isn’t new. In fact, a study compared defecating in 3 different positions: sitting on a toilet 42 cm high, 31 cm high and squatting. The results show that pooping while squatting took an average of 50 seconds whereas pooping while sitting took a 130 seconds, which is
2.6 times longer.
So, if you’re a toilet user, how can you adjust your pooping habits to protect your bowels? Doctors suggest to use a little stool in front of your bowl to elevate your feet.
How to solve constipation in just one day without diet, medicine or surgery?
Now, you don’t have to stay in toilet for long, if you like. The Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston gave his wife a gift that promises “to give you the best poop of your life, guaranteed” for their 27th wedding anniversary.
Celebrities such as Sally Field and Jimmy Kimmel have raved about them, and the basketball sensation Stephen Curry put one in every bathroom of his house. “I had, like, a full elimination,” Howard Stern, the celebrity shock jock said. “It was unbelievable. I felt empty. I was like, ‘Holy shit.’”
The business channel CNBC, which helped bring the footstool to fame through its US version of Dragon’s Den, hailed the device as a “cult juggernaut.”
So, you can either go get a magical Squatty Potty for better pooping, find a book about constipation to read, or simply drink a cup of morning smoothie. What’s most important of all is to take good care of yourself, ciao!