Some people think that taking a dump is a time-consuming task, so instead of just sitting down doing nothing, some people are fond of scrolling through their social media accounts simultaneously to kill time. However, an incident that happened just recently proved that there are different consequences to this habit.
A man hailing from Chongqing, China, recently became paralyzed because of sitting down on the toilet bowl for too long.
Bad Toilet Habits
The 24-year-old man was a healthy person with no medical condition. When he went to the toilet with his smartphone, he was trying to relieve himself while taking his time to take a dump.
After an hour, the man was still there. Thinking what happened to him, his family went to check if he is still alright. Shockingly, they found him lying on the floor and unconscious. They immediately rushed him to the hospital. Sadly, the man was already paralyzed before they even found him.
What is The Reason For His Condition?
According to his doctors, he had maintained the same sitting position for a long time, limiting the blood circulation in his body. Also, the air condition in the toilet was very poor because of the enclosed space.
When he suddenly stood up after sitting down for a long time, the chances of him suffering from oxygen deficiency in the brain tremendously increased. The doctors also pointing out that not concentrating on pooping may even lead to constipation. The rectum would have to work harder, forcing your body.
This is certainly shocking, considering that a lot of us are practicing this habit. We sincerely hope that he will soon recover from his condition.
Another Case in China
This is a similar case for the gamer in China who had his rectum removed after using his phones to play games while on the toilet for half an hour. According to his attending doctor, while he was sitting on the toilet and trying to poop, his rectum started to fell.
After spending more than half an hour playing games on the toilet, the patient was diagnosed with a rectal prolapse. This is a condition when the intestines’ ends lose its grip on the body, causing it to suddenly fall.
The man has suffered rectal prolapses from when he was a boy. But he did not take note of it over a long period of time and did not want to cultivate good toilet habits. He also had the modern-day habit of sitting on the toilet for a long time while playing with his phone.
It’s because of the long-term habit of sitting on the toilet for long periods of time that created great pressure on the abdomen, eventually resulting in rectal prolapses that progressively got worse.Next time you go to the bathroom, make sure that you are just concentrating on doing your business to avoid health complications.