Many patients express a ‘fear’ of using the bathroom outside their personal homes. While we understand this isn’t the most comfortable act to do in bathroom stalls with other people nearby, when you feel the urge the best thing to do is to head to the restroom and let it go.
When discussing colon health holding in your bowel movements can lead to built-up fecal matter releasing toxins into your body, increasing the potential for diverticulosis and IBS. Also, as food moves through the colon, the colon absorbs water from the food while it forms waste products, or stool. If the stool sits in the rectum longer than it should, water will continue to be absorbed from the stool causing constipation where stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate.
Regular bowel movements is one of the ways your colon keeps itself clean and healthy.
… Just LET IT GO.
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