Each person goes to the toilet 6-8 times a day, or 2,500 times a year. As age increases, the risk of accidents in the toilet also increases.
Here are 6 habits that easily cause accidents in the family toilet.
1. Strong defecation can easily cause a heart attack
The prevalence of constipation in the elderly is quite high, so many people have to strain themselves and use force. Each time such exertion will cause pressure in the abdomen to increase rapidly, blood flow to the heart increases, causing blood pressure to increase.
For patients with heart disease, this can easily lead to myocardial ischemia, angina attacks, arrhythmias, and even sudden death.
Advice: Patients with heart disease should not push too hard when defecating. If you are constipated, you can take laxatives with the guidance of your doctor. In addition, each time you defecate, a small chair should be placed under your feet to limit pressure on the abdominal wall.
2. Getting up too quickly after sitting on the toilet for a long time causes dizziness
If you sit on the toilet for too long and get up quickly, it can cause transient cerebral ischemia, dizziness, dizziness and easy falls.
In addition, many people’s blood pressure will be higher in the morning. If you defecate right after waking up, it is easy to have an accident when going to the toilet.
Tip: After waking up in the morning, sit for a while before getting out of bed to go to the bathroom. Elderly people should get up slowly after going to the toilet, it is best to find someone to assist when getting up, or install a safety handrail next to the toilet.
3. Easy to faint when urinating after holding urine
Many people have a bad habit of holding their urine, even half a day. When you hold your urine, your blood pressure will rise. After urinating for a long time, blood pressure suddenly drops.
Such fluctuations in blood pressure often cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular accidents. At this time, the vagus nerve is very excited, the bladder emptying too quickly will cause a drop in blood pressure, slow heart rate, insufficient blood supply to the brain, causing fainting, even life-threatening.
Advice: Do not hold urine for a long time. If you have to hold your urine, don’t overdo it when urinating again, so take it slow.
4. It’s easy to get hemorrhoids if you use your phone when going to the toilet
It takes a person no more than 10 minutes at a time to go to the bathroom. But if you use the toilet while using a mobile phone, the attention to defecation will be reduced and the time will be longer.
Sitting for a long time on the toilet puts a lot of weight on the anus, affecting the blood circulation in the hemorrhoid veins. At this point, the blood cannot circulate, accumulates and causes the hemorrhoid veins to swell. Long term will cause hemorrhoids.
Tips: Do not bring cell phones into the toilet. Do not go to the bathroom for more than 10 minutes at a time.
5. Bathing in water that is too hot is prone to accidents
In the fall or winter, many people unconsciously increase the temperature of the bath water in order to keep warm every time they shower.
If the water is too hot and the bathing time is too long, the blood vessels will dilate. Blood pooling in the peripheral blood vessels reduces blood flow to the heart and brain, causing the elderly to often have hardening of the arteries and poor blood circulation. This also causes vasodilation, which easily causes a lack of oxygen in the brain, leading to a stroke.
Tips: It is recommended to shower at a temperature of 35-40℃, test the temperature by hand, the warm feeling will be more accurate. The best bathing time is 10-15 minutes, not more than 20 minutes.
6. Slippery causes bumps
The toilet is often the most slippery place in the house because water splashes after bathing, washing… can cause people to fall unexpectedly.
For the elderly, falling in the toilet can cause fractures, people with heart problems such as coronary heart disease can experience angina from a sudden fall and need immediate first aid. .
Tips: Clean up the water in the bathroom in time, use non-slip floor mats or tiles. Also install safety handrails next to toilets and bathtubs.
Vy Trang (Follow Paper)