Can Toilets Cause Hemorrhoids and Other Serious Diseases?

toilets cause hemorrhoids

Since the introduction of the sitting toilet in 1596 by Sir John Harrington, a whole host of health problems have emerged almost exclusively in the western world.

The sit-down toilet is a very recent invention in human history.  People in ancient times didn’t have chair-like toilets; they assumed the natural squatting position that two-thirds of humanity still uses today.

An Israeli physician named Dr. Berko Sikirov discovered that hemorrhoids, found in approximately 50 percent of people over forty in western societies, is caused by the continual aggravation of straining that is required to force out waste while in the sitting position.

Squatting: The Only Natural Defication Posture

 As Steven Arnott, author of Now Wash Your Hands, writes in his book:
“Squatting is said to be the healthier option as it aligns the rectum and anus in a near vertical position. Sitting tends to create a kink between the rectum and anus, often necessitating much straining to force a turd around the bend.  Squatting also spreads the buttocks to reveal the anus, whereas sitting can do the opposite.”

Sitting is like trying to drive a car without releasing the parking brake!

Sitting vs Squatting

Diseases and Conditions Related to Sitting on your Toilet:

  • Appendicitis
  • Incontinence
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Colitis
  • Contamination of the Small Intestine
  • Hiatal Hernia and GERD
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth Complications
  • Increased Risk of Cardiac Events

Squatty Potty

Toilet Stools Can Mirror Squatting Position

Don’t throw your toilet out the window just yet!  Thanks to some crafty inventors, you can now resume the squatting position that you were meant to, without ditching your toilet.

Toilet stools such as the Squatty Potty are designed to mirror the angle and efficiency of natural squatting, while allowing for the luxury and comfort of your own toilet.  It’s light weight, affordable, and doctor-recommended.