The Relation Between Squatting And Colorectal Disease

By | September 6, 2018

Are you familiar with colorectal diseases? Together the colon and rectum make up your large intestine. Due to this reason, diseases that affect this area of the body may be called “colorectal” diseases. Colorectal conditions range from common and often treatable problems such as constipation, piles to rare or life-threatening diseases like anal cancer. Each disease has its own special behavior. Like, there are people who believe in squatting. However, it suits you depending on what type of illness you have. To learn more about it, here we have discussed the relation between them.

Squatting and Hemorrhoid:

Earlier, it was said that squatting might be able to keep colorectal diseases at bay and is good for avoiding hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels inside the rectum. They can cause pain, itchiness, irritation, and discomfort. It can be caused by any factor that can make blood vessels enlarge The excessive pressure on blood vessels in and around the rectum can be caused by constipation, dehydration,  a poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and straining while going to the toilet. One more factor that affects hemorrhoids is your sitting position while defecating. When we defecate in this manner, the channel in the rectum is a bit blocked. Due to which, we will have to strain it. Straining too hard and often may cause hemorrhoid. However, if you defecate in squatting position, it will open the channel so the feces can come out smoothly without any strain. Thus, reducing the risk of getting hemorrhoids.

Squatting and Anal Fissures:

Squatting affects the other colorectal diseases as well as anal fissures. This is a small cut in the thin tissue which occurs on the lining of the anal canal. It gives you severe pain during defecation. The causes of this disease may be like persistent diarrhea or childbirth. So, can we treat the problem with squatting?  No, you cannot. Instead, there are chances you might worsen the condition if you do this kind of exercise too often. The tear will get bigger and it may cause bleeding as well.  But, remember that squatting does not cause anal fissures. It may only worsen the problem that already exists. Therefore, if you are suffering from anal fissures, it is better to stop squatting for a period of time.

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