Toilet talk might make some feel uncomfortable but it’s necessary – after all, we have to poo.
Unfortunately, there are times when our body is telling us we need to go, but we just can’t. You could be in an important meeting or maybe you’re one of those people who “can’t poo at work”. While you’ve probably never thought anything of holding it in, a new video from Discovery News suggests that it’s not doing your health any favours.
Yes, ignoring natures call could have some serious negative effects including constipation, a condition which according to the American College of Gastroenterology causes 2.5 million visits to US doctors every year. (Post continues after video.)
According to author of Gut Sense Konstantin Monastyrsky, holding in your poo just once can be dangerous because it allows stools to stack up on top of each other, drying out and blocking up the system, leading to constipation and even an impacted bowel, which in worst cases can be fatal.