Squat proponents are of the opinion that sitting toilets are not the right way to defecate the body and squatting for pooping is the ideal approach to cleanse the bowels. When we squat poop, they say, we actually make a “natural” posture for eliminating the waste from the body and that is supposedly the best way to streamline defecation and reduce instances of intestinal ailments in life.
Squat poop – prevent hemorrhoids
Whether or not squat pooping helps to prevent colon cancer is still a debatable fact but that it prevents hemorrhoids from forming is a sure thing. Hemorrhoids are a kind of tender inflammation of the veins located in the anal canal and many Americans of the modern era are affected by it. New research indicates that with increasing incidences of people using the sitting toilet seat, hemorrhoids are more on the rise, the one and only solution to which is to squat poop. The reason is explained below.
The mechanics of pooping will explain the need to squat poop. Defecation can be controlled to a certain extent by constricting and relaxing the anal sphincter. But this anal muscle cannot keep up continuous continence by itself. There is a crook between the rectum (the place where feces accumulate) and the anus (the place from where feces are excreted). When standing, the anorectal angle or this crook exerts upward force on the rectum and the feces are kept inside. When squat pooping, this crook straightens out and all the excretory waste from the bowels comes out without exertion.
Hemorrhoids are caused mainly due to bowel movement strain. If one knows how to squat poop he can do it to achieve full evacuation of the bowels, thus ridding the colon from disease-triggering toxins and subsequently, hemorrhoids. Clinical theories too hold squat pooping as an excellent non-invasive cure for hemorrhoids.