You shouldn’t hold your poop, the longer you will hold the urge to poop it will cause damage to your health. Holding up the natural bowel movement can lead to severe stomach ache. Apart from stomach ache, it has other side effects.
You are in a middle of a meeting, doing an important assignment, traveling in a car whatever may be the scenario.Do you think its rational to hold your natural bowel movement? Definitely its not. I can understand once in a while you might have to do this depending on the situation but you shouldn’t make it a habit.
Learn why it is bad idea to hold your poop
Pooping is something which you often don’t think about much. It is an urge of your body which you should never ignore. As the nature of our earth has it’s own rules and own movements, pooping has also such.
That’s why it is known as Nature’s Call. It is an uncontrollable internal force of your body which must not be ignored. Pooping is completely depended upon the digestive system of your body and shows how healthy your body is.
In your home, you do many types of works every day such as cleaning, cooking, washing your dishes and clothes etc.
After each work, there must be some wastes or garbage remain to which you need to throw out or else your home will produce a bad smell, wastes will get rotten, fleas will rest there. As a result, you and your children will be affected by various diseases.
As such, you do eat varieties of foods every day which gets collected in your stomach. Your digestive system does digest foods but it remains some waste also in your intestine.
It is the work of the digestive system to get them out of your body through the anus as feces or poop. So it is very essential part of your body to poop every day when your body urges to go.
Side Effects Of Holding Poop For Long
Through pooping, your body gets cleaned every day. It is a very normal activity of your body to which you should never ignore.
Let’s discuss some side effects of holding poop.
1. “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.
2- An impacted bowel can also lead to pain, vomiting and a trip to the hospital, according to Women’s Health magazine.
3- If you will hold for a long time, the feces return back to a colon, absorbed by water and became hard. If you will do it again and again, gradually it will become harder and sometimes deadly too.
4- Holding of poop can make your rectum stretch out. As a result, you will always feel to evacuate your bowel, even if there is no stool remain.
5- If you will hold it for a long time regularly, it can create dysfunction in the muscles of rectum and anus to poop. You can suffer an impacted bowel too. As a result, when the mass of stool gets collected in the rectum, it will cause chronic constipation. In some cases, you may need a surgery too.
6- Sometimes due to the dysfunction of bowel system, it may lead to bowel obstruction which is deadly too. It may cause straining of bowel and colon paralysis.
7- Sometimes the anal sphincter gets injured due to excess stretching of the skin around the anus. As a result, when the hard stool tries to pass through the anus, it tears and cracks the lines of the anus and causes painful bleeding too. This causes the most painful disease of anus ” fissure “, which needs a surgery must.
8- When the poop get collected for a long time, they come into direct contact with other organs housed by the abdominal cavity and make them affected too. Sometimes it leads to colon cancer too.
9- Sometimes the collected waste became watery too and causes loose motion.
10- When you hold the poop for a long time, the colon becomes intended and the harmful bacteria can multiply in the intestine. These bacteria can cause some serious health issues.
So from all above points, you must have a strong idea that your poop can reveal the signs of many diseases. It is the proof of your healthy lifestyle too. So pay attention to tour bathroom behavior such as how often you go to poop, how long it takes to come out, how it smells etc..So obey the urge if your body and stay healthy.