Doctor issues warning about using your phone while using the toilet

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  • Gastroenterologist Dr Joseph Salhab said that it tin lead to hemorrhoids
  • He besides drew attraction to really it exposes your telephone to germs from nan toilet
  • The expert past gave his proposal for really to debar spending truthful agelong connected nan loo 

By Matthew Cox

Published: 08:11 EDT, 28 October 2023 | Updated: 08:30 EDT, 28 October 2023

A gastroenterologist has warned group astir nan risks of utilizing phones connected nan toilet, and gave proposal connected really to hole nan habit.

Dr Joseph Salhab confirmed that prolonged sitting and straining connected nan toilet - possibly encouraged by taking your telephone to nan bath - tin lead to an accrued consequence of processing hemorrhoids, besides known arsenic piles.

He besides commented connected really it tin lead to undesirable germs connected your device. 

Dr Salhab, who goes by 'thestomachdoctor' connected TikTok, said: 'Straining and prolonged sitting erstwhile you're trying to usage nan restroom puts you astatine consequence for processing hemorrhoids which tin beryllium achy and bleed.'

He past gave tips connected really to trim clip doing a number two, including limiting your mobile telephone use.

A gastroenterologist has warned group astir nan risks of utilizing phones connected nan toilet

Dr Joseph Salhab (pictured) confirmed that prolonged sitting and straining connected nan toilet tin lead to an accrued consequence of processing hemorrhoids

'Definitely effort to limit your telephone usage while you're utilizing nan bathroom, and you tin usage a stepping stool,' he added, 'because erstwhile you raise your feet it allows easier transition of stool - which is really beneficial.'

Another portion of proposal he gave was to alteration your fare to see much consequence if a sojourn to nan toilet takes truthful agelong that you mightiness arsenic good scroll done you societal media.

'Increase your fibre pinch fruits that tin thief stimulate bowel movements,' he advised.

'This includes things for illustration kiwi fruit, dragon fruit, apples, pears, prunes and nan vitamin C helps arsenic well.' 

Dr Salhab besides added nan action of utilizing supplements specified as psyllium husk - which tin beryllium added to drinks.

Speaking of which, he reminded group to 'make judge you're drinking plentifulness of water, because h2o and fibre spell for illustration this [he said pinch fingers entwined].'

Magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate were singled retired arsenic different supplements to spell for.

And Dr Salhab went backmost to discussing telephone usage successful nan bath successful nan comments nether his original TikTok.

In consequence to personification saying that you 'can't do thing these days', he wrote: 'Poop clip should beryllium conscionable that though! Cleaner. Easier. Imagine nan germs connected your phone.'

Bacteria from some quality and cockroach poo are among nan secret germs that lurk connected our phones, experts person warned. 

With that, 100 per cent of smartphone screens were location to E.Coli and Fecal Streptococci successful a study of nan harmful microbes that plague our devices. 


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