Doctor Warns No One Should Be Spending More Than 10 Minutes On The Toilet

Posted by Sama in Health and Fitness On 15th November 2021

Dr. Karan Rajan wants to share his knowledge of the medical field with his followers. For this, he shares videos on different topics on his TikTok account discussing topics of awareness to make sure people are following healthy habits in their life to live a good quality life. In his most recent video, the doctor shared the reason with his followers why no one should be spending too much time in the bathroom and how gravity is not really our friend.

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Dr. Karan Rajan who goes by the name @dr.karanr at his TikTok account is here to share the reason why you shouldn't be spending more than 10 minutes on the toilet seat simply stating that gravity 'is not your friend.'

Dr. Rajan is famous on TikTok for sharing medical advice with his followers. This time in his latest TikTok video he shares the manner in which one should be spending time on the loo if they want to avoid having hemorrhoid surgery.

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Hemorrhoids also known as piles are lumps inside and around the bottom (anus).

Usually, hemorrhoids get better on their own in a few days' time but there are a number of things one can do to treat and prevent them, including some given by the doctor.

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"Don't do this!" the video is captioned, with Dr. Karan telling the camera three things that people shouldn't ever do on the toilet.

Telling his followers, Dr. Rajan shares his top advice: "Try not to spend on average more than 10 minutes on the toilet. Gravity is not your friend.

"The longer you spend on the toilet the longer the blood can pool in these rectal veins causing haemorrhoids."

@dr.karanr Don’t do this! @Science #schoolwithdrkaran #learnontiktok #toilet ♬ Lofi - Domknowz

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The second piece of advice Dr. Karan has for people is to not strain when in the bathroom.

Showing an animated graphic that detailed the 'formation process' of hemorrhoids, Dr. Karan said: "Fun fact, everyone has anal cushions. These are there to stop us pooing ourselves and they also contain blood vessels.

"But if you keep straining on the toilet these blood vessels could swell up and cause haemorrhoids."

Then in the end, Dr Karan also warned: "Don't skip the fibre."

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He continued: "Unless you have a specific medical condition, you should be aiming for 2-30g of fiber a day.

"So you don't always have to cut the crusts off your bread. And keep the skin on your fruit and veg."

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The NHS shares that the other things one can do to treat or prevent piles are to keep oneself hydrated and drink lots of fluids, wipe your bottom with damp toilet paper; take paracetamol if piles hurt; take a warm bath to ease itching and pain; use an ice pack wrapped in a towel to ease discomfort; gently push a pile back inside; keep your bottom clean and dry; exercise regularly; and cut down on alcohol and caffeine to avoid constipation.

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Apart from not spending too much time in the bathroom and avoiding straining, other things to avoid include: wiping your bottom too hard after your poo, ignoring the urge to poo; taking painkillers that contain codeine as they cause constipation; and taking ibuprofen if your piles are bleeding.

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