Constipation is one of the leading causes of hemorrhoids. Improving one’s toilet habits through regular bowel movement prevents constipation. This can be done by setting aside time to take a poop, preferably in the morning.
During your sleep, your colon has been kept busy processing the food you ate the day before. As a result, you feel the urge to go once you start your morning routine and eat breakfast.
Good Morning Habits: The Key to Regular Bowel Movement
Aside from not eating enough fiber nor drinking enough water, our busy lifestyles can also be held responsible for constipation. Habits such as waking up late, jumping on the shower, and grabbing a quick breakfast on the way to the office are not doing your bowel system any good.
You know how skipping your morning cup of coffee could throw your whole day off? That’s the way it works with your bowel movement. Skipping your daily routine and rushing to work can mess with your bowel movement. And public bathrooms aren’t exactly the most conducive of places to get your business done, so the tendency is to rein it in and wait until you get home. That’s when constipation starts to seep in.
A Regular Schedule to Achieve Constipation Relief
You can remedy this by setting aside an extra 15 to 20 minutes in your morning routine for bowel movement, preferably at the same time each day before you leave for work.
A morning cup of coffee or tea is also another way to get your bowels moving. It helps stimulate your bowels by acting as a vasodilator that dilates and widens the blood vessels, resulting to increased blood flow and GI activity.
So even if you don’t feel the urge to go yet early in the morning, try to sit on the toilet for a while. The mere act of sitting on the throne can bring on the urge.
If your irregular bowel movement still continues even after creating a schedule for it, please call us and make an appointment to see a Los Angeles anal doctor at the Proctology Institute.