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Is it ok to ignore the urge to go?
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Is it ok to ignore the urge to go?

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Is it ok to ignore the urge to go?

Ignoring the urge to go to delay defecation by conscious contraction of the external anal sphincter is a common practice and forms part of the teachings of strict toilet training practices.
Some people believe that bowel movements should only occur at predetermined times.
Others have trouble using toilets outside the home environment and many just can’t be bothered to answer the call to evacuate the bowel because of time constraints!

The pressures created above the ano-rectal canal can build up and may override the ability to “hold” and can lead to involuntary defecation and incontinence.

The defecation reflex is initiated by the presence of food and fluids in the stomach and fats in the upper small intestine. This suggests that there may be an urge to open the bowel after each substantial meal.

When the urge to defecate is ignored consistently, the rectal reflex fades due to decreased sensitivity to rectal wall distention.
The rectum is a stretchable sac and its capacity to hold faeces can be increased. When the receptors in the muscle wall of the rectum stop sensing or detecting the distention due to the presence of faeces, there is no reflex contraction of the sigmoid colon and rectum. The internal anal sphincter stops relaxing. This means there in no urge to defecate and no pressure wave to enhance evacuation.
The absence of a desire to empty the bowel in a person who wishes to do so requires pushing and straining to create pressures that will force stool to pass.

How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat.
The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.