From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, we like to stay glued to our phones as they are communication devices that help us chat and connect with the world. According to a survey that was conducted on the use of mobile phones, it was found out that majority of people simply can’t go to the bathroom without their phones, with the notion that it is just a harmless thing.
However through this article, I will take you through the harmful risks that may occur to our health as well as our minds if we can't drop the habit of using our phones while in the toilet
1) It can spread lots of harmful bacteria.
A study conducted by the insurance2go company found out that our smartphone screens are over ten times more infected with bacteria than a toilet seat and flush.
One of these bacteria is the E. coli which is linked to intestinal problems such as food poisoning and stomach problems. However, there are many other harmful bacteria that we can pick up in the bathroom.
2) It may increase your chance of getting hemorrhoids.
Sitting on the toilet while scrolling our phones for a prolonged period of time may cause hemorrhoids to engorge with blood, causing symptoms such as pain, swelling or bleeding. Hemorrhoids are a collection of veins inside and outside the anus and we are all born with them.
3) It affects our minds by limiting our thinking capacity.
Cell phones actually interrupt our concentration and thinking, limiting our ability to work on a problem, even when we’re not using them or they’re turned off.
4) Use of cell phones in the bathroom may cause pelvic floor dysfunction (muscle problems) particularly for organs such as the bowel and the bladder. This is partly because of our posture while seated on the toilet, especially if we’re bent over our cells for a long time.
Now you have a clue of how use of cell phones is putting our lives in danger. Thank you for your time and I wish you good health as you continue to share this information. Be blessed.
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