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Reasons Why You Should Never Hold Your Poop

When we eat, the ingested food ingredient is processed by the digestive system's many components, with the fluid mixing with significant amounts of water. Before it reaches the colon, the digested food is transformed into a fluid-like substance, which is then absorbed together with water and other necessary nutrients, and the residual material becomes feces, stool, or poop. When we eat, the ingested food ingredient is processed by the digestive system's many components, with the fluid mixing with significant amounts of water. Before it reaches the colon, the digested food is transformed into a fluid-like substance, which is then absorbed together with water and other necessary nutrients, and the residual material becomes feces, stool, or poop.

The feces or stool is subsequently transported into the rectum, and once there is enough feces in the rectum, the muscles in the rectum stretch or become distended, resulting in a need to defecate. When the desire to poop occurs, however, the timing may not be ideal, and as a result, the excrement may need to be held in.

Feeling ashamed, especially in public spaces, not being close to a bathroom or toilet, being in a position where going to the restroom is inappropriate, and so on are all factors that cause people to hold their poop. While keeping your poop in occasionally isn't detrimental, doing so on a regular basis can be dangerous.

This is because of certain negative effects that the regular holding of your poop can do to your body. Studies have shown that people who form the habit of holding their poop or stool are putting their health in grave danger, hence, when your body signals you to defecate, it is often recommended that you heed that signal as soon as possible.

But be that as it may, this article would be examining certain things that can happen to your body and your overall health when you hold your poop for long. 

1. Constipation

Constipation is a condition in which the lower intestine absorbs water from the stool that has accumulated in the rectum, making the poop more difficult to pass. Avoiding passing your poop or holding it in for a long time can lead to an accumulation of poop or stool in the rectum, which can lead to an accumulation of poop or stool in the rectum, which can lead to an accumulation of poop or stool in the rectum, which can lead to

2. Faecal incontinence

If you have a habit of retaining your poop or stool, you may develop faecal incontinence, which is defined as an inability to control bowel movement, resulting in feces or stool leaking from the rectum. Stool leakage might happen when you're passing gas or it can be a complete bowel movement loss.

3. Distension of the rectum

Holding your feces in for long periods of time might harm your rectum, the area of your digestive system that retains feces. This is because it can cause rectum distension or stretching, which can lead to rectal hypersensitivity, or a loss of sensation within the rectum. This, too, can result in faecal incontinence. 

Holding your feces in for long periods of time might harm your rectum, the area of your digestive system that retains feces. This is because it can cause rectum distension or stretching, which can lead to rectal hypersensitivity, or a loss of sensation within the rectum. This, too, can result in faecal incontinence.

4. Inflammation of the colon

Holding your poop may also harm your colon, as an increased faecal load is connected to an increase in bacterial counts, which can lead to long-term colon inflammation. Inflammation in the colon has been related to a higher risk of colon cancer.

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