Toilets: The most dangerous place in the home?

  Statistics show that each person needs to go to the toilet more than 2,000 times a year. Experts pointed out that the toilet is a place where emergency personnel often go, and it can be said to be the most dangerous place in the home, but it is easily overlooked by people. There are many situations where medical treatment is performed in the toilet, such as stroke, fracture, myocardial infarction, etc. So, how do we go to the toilet properly?
  Uncle Chang has suffered from high blood pressure and coronary heart disease for many years. He has the habit of going to the toilet every night before going to bed. One night, within a few minutes of going to the toilet, he collapsed to the ground. The family quickly called 120 for emergency services, but it was too late when they got to the hospital. The doctor pointed out that Uncle Chang had a myocardial infarction, and suspected that his sudden death was related to using too much force to go to the toilet.
   Why does going to the toilet cause myocardial infarction? In daily life, many people have the habit of going to the toilet and playing with their mobile phones. Is this good or bad?
  Going to the toilet and playing with your mobile phone is more harmful than you think.
   It is reported that the most direct impact of playing with a mobile phone is that the time spent in the toilet is prolonged, and bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli, and norovirus in the toilet will adhere to the mobile phone. Some diseases can be caused by human infection.
   In addition, if you often go to the toilet and play with your mobile phone, you may face five consequences.
   Dizziness and brain swelling Playing with mobile phones leads to prolonged use of the toilet, which may cause blood to flow down, resulting in insufficient blood supply to the brain.
   Hemorrhoids and constipation Going to the toilet for a long time may cause the anal cushion to move down, varicose veins, induce hemorrhoids or difficulty in defecation.
   When cervical disc herniation goes to the toilet, the body will lean forward and the pressure on the cervical spine will increase. Once you go to the toilet for too long, it may cause cervical disc herniation.
   Venous thrombosis. Going to the toilet for a long time will also cause muscle contraction to slow down, and blood flow will also slow down. It is easy to have symptoms such as leg numbness and leg swelling, and may even cause lower extremity venous thrombosis.
   Elevated blood pressure When you have a bowel movement, the pressure in the arteries of the brain increases, resulting in an increase in blood pressure.
  When the elderly go to the toilet, they need to pay attention to five situations
   According to relevant statistics, each person goes to the toilet 6 to 8 times a day, which is almost 2,000 times a year. Jia Dacheng, a senior first aid expert at the Beijing Emergency Center, pointed out that the toilet is a place where emergency personnel often go. It can be said to be the most dangerous place in the home, but it is easily overlooked by people. There are many situations where treatment is carried out in the toilet, such as stroke, fracture, myocardial infarction, etc., which are relatively common.
  Some people expressed their incomprehension. Going to the toilet is nothing more than defecation and urination. How can it affect and hinder the operation of internal tissues? In fact, in the process of defecation, not only the intestines are performing related actions, but many parts of the body are actively cooperating. Once there is an abnormality and the operation is hindered, the body will show various discomforts, and then cause danger. Therefore, when the elderly go to the toilet, they must pay attention to five situations.
   Defecation too hard A study by Beijing Anzhen Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University found that ventricular free wall rupture is a fatal symptom of acute myocardial infarction, and straining to defecate is a major cause of ventricular free wall rupture, accounting for 37.9%. This is because when a person strains to defecate, the abdominal pressure will increase, resulting in increased heart return and myocardial oxygen consumption, resulting in myocardial ischemia and even sudden death.
   Getting up too quickly If patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases get up quickly from a squatting or sitting position in the toilet, it may cause transient cerebral ischemia, dizziness, falls, sudden death and other symptoms.
   Urinating after holding back urine If you hold back your urine for too long before urinating, the bladder will empty too quickly, which will lead to insufficient blood supply to the brain, which may induce micturition syncope, or even life-threatening.
   Slippery floor When people take a bath in the bathroom, the floor is often slippery, which can easily lead to falls. Especially the elderly with heart disease must be vigilant.
   After taking a bath in the toilet, if the temperature changes greatly, it may also cause a sudden increase in blood pressure due to the stimulation of cold air, and may also cause a decrease in blood oxygen saturation of the brain and heart.
  Use the toilet scientifically to avoid risks
   So, what is the correct way to go to the bathroom? When sitting in the toilet, you can prepare a small bench with feet to adjust the angle of the anorectum. When the angle between the trunk and the lower limbs forms a 35-degree angle, the anorectum will remain smooth, making defecation easier.
   Excessive defecation is mainly due to poor defecation, and the cause of constipation is mostly related to wrong bowel habits. For example, holding back stools, taking a mobile phone to the toilet, drinking too little water, etc., may cause difficulty in defecation, which in turn may cause health risks. Therefore, it is recommended to ensure sufficient water intake every day, do not hold back the stool except under special circumstances, and find the toilet as soon as possible. Do not strain too hard when you have a bowel movement. When going to the toilet, do not bring mobile phones, newspapers, and magazines, so as not to cause excessive defecation time and cause greater pressure on the anorectal tissue.
   For the elderly, how to avoid accidents when going to the toilet?
   Install handrails and non-slip floor tiles For families with elderly people, it is best to use non-slip floor mats in the toilet. In addition, it is best to install handrails next to the toilet and on the side of the shower.
   Do a good job of indoor ventilation. It is recommended to open the window for toilets with windows two or three times a day, and to ventilate in time after taking a bath.
   It is recommended that the elderly do not lock the toilet door when they go to the toilet, so as not to be able to rescue them in time when an accident occurs.
   Generally speaking, the appropriate time to go to the toilet is 3 to 5 minutes. If there is still no obvious desire to defecate after more than 5 minutes, you should get up quickly and wait until you have the desire to defecate.