Basic for the organism
First of all, it must be said that going to the toilet is one of the basic needs of our body. If this aspect does not work, our body suffers.
Dispose of waste
It is a natural way to remove accumulated waste and toxins from the body, which, once eliminated, help the digestive and renal systems to function correctly.
How often should we go to the bathroom to void in solid form?
The question on everyone’s mind, if only silently, is how often we should go to the toilet to empty (not in liquid form).
Every person is different.
The answer is unclear but depends on several factors and varies from person to person.
From 3 to 21 times per week
The range accepted by experts confirmed in a 2010 study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology is from three times a day to three times a week.
Yes, some people need to have a bowel movement almost every time they eat, which means going to the bathroom three times a day (21 times a week). Others limit their toilet trips to three times a week. Both options are permissible and perfectly healthy.
An overwhelming majority
In the study, this ratio of three times a day to three times a week was followed by 98% of participants.
Irregularity can be a problem.
According to this study, deviation from this pattern may indicate stomach or intestinal problems. In other words, irregularities, such as unexplained lapses or too many constant trips to the toilet, should be watched.
Avoiding toilet trips is counterproductive and can lead to problems ranging from discomfort to more severe ailments such as constipation or infection.
When nature calls…
Apart from forced suppression, the body influences and determines how often a person goes to the toilet.
As Dr. Sara Jarvis, clinical director of depatientacces.com, pointed out to The Sun, a colon that absorbs excess water can promote hardening of the stool and make bowel movements difficult.
Age also has an influence
Age also plays a role, as constipation is associated with aging and slowing bowel activity, affecting emptying speed.
Medications taken more frequently in older age can also significantly affect going to the bathroom.
Lots of fibre
Exercise or a high-fibre diet can help make bowel movements more accessible and frequent.
You don’t have to be obsessed with numbers
But remember: with an average of 3 to 21 toilet visits a week, everything is perfectly normal, and you are in the green zone.
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