You must admit that you have done it to kill time, but it could cause you serious health problems including haemorrhoids, also known as piles. Using mobile phone in toilet is injurious to health, medical experts have revealed in a fresh research.
Sadly, not just sights of people glued to their phones have become ubiquitous, but using mobile phones in toilet is also increasingly becoming common.
Using smartphone encourages you to sit on the throne longer which ends up in creating lumps around your bottom.
Symptoms of the disease, according to Mirror, are:
- bright red blood after you poo
- an itchy anus
- feeling like you still need to poo after going to the toilet
- slimy mucus in your underwear or on toilet paper after wiping your bottom
- lumps around your anus
- pain around your anus
It’s recommended to visit a doctor in case the situation does not get better even after one week.
In an interview with The Sun, Dr Sarah Jarvis, Clinical Director of patient.info said: “Constipation and straining to poo is a major risk factor for piles – being pregnant, chronic cough and getting older also factor.
“But so too does prolonged sitting on the loo. And while in the past, some of us took a good book into the toilet with us, these days it’s more likely to be the ever-present mobile phone.
“So tempting while it may be to scroll through your apps while you’re waiting to perform, doctors don’t recommend it.”
The doctor also advised to add lots of fibre to your diet, drink enough water and exercise regularly to avoid piles.
Thin lines and texture of a mobile phone catch harmful bacteria. While, it is better to leave your phone out of the loo. Having nothingness for a while in a day is worthwhile.
A separate study has highlighted that it is better for men to sit and pee rather than peeing while standing. If you urinate while standing it sprinkles all around and thus spreads diseases. Sitting and making water allows the bladder to completely empty, which reduces the chance of urinary tract infections and ensures better genital health and sex life.