This is how long you can sit on the toilet, according to doctors

Even if some people consider themselves above the rest, we are all the same. We need to eat, sleep, and we all poop. It is a completely natural process and the body’s way of getting rid of the waste it no longer needs.

The time we spend in the bathroom varies from person to person. Some get their business done very fast, while others sit and enjoy their private time for much longer.

But now, a doctor warns against sitting on the toilet for too long—it can be harmful, reports The Sun.

Most of us have heard of hemorrhoids, but other than the name, we don’t care as long as we don’t have them.

How long can you sit?

According to doctor Karan Rajan, spending more than ten minutes on the toilet can be harmful to your health, increasing the risk of hemorrhoids.

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If you sit for longer than that, you expose the mucous membranes in the rectum to pressure that can lead to hemorrhoids.

In a video on TikTok, Karan Rajan gives other little tricks on how to avoid hemorrhoids.

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“Eat your fiber”

In addition to sitting in the bathroom for too long, you should think about what you eat.

“Unless you have a specific medical condition, you should be aiming for 20 to 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,” says Karan in the clip.

Here you can see the whole clip!

If you think you have hemorrhoids, you should seek professional help.

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