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Urination and bowels

Do not hold your bowels or urination

I had a couple of patients in last week; one who holds her urination and the other holds his bowels during the day whilst at work. Please do not hold your urination or bowels as any TCM doctor will explain there are hidden dangers in this so when you have to go you have to go. gotta go. Holding your bowels will have health effects. I have Muslims telling me they want to keep their Wudu and this is absolutely wrong too. In my opinion, whether you have Wudu or not, I do not care, you should renew your Wudu before every Salaah. Why do I say this? Because I read there was a time when Rasool'Allah (SAW) asked Bilal (RA), "Oh Bilal, I saw you walking with light in front of me in Jannah. Why was this?". Bilal (RA) responded, "Oh Messenger of Allah (SAW), every time I am in a state of impurity, I purify myself".

Denying your body of its natural processes will take a toll on your health specifically in the gut region. Holding in bowel movements can be thought of as backed up plumbing in your body. Major problems associated with this are caused by faecal bacteria overload. Much of this gas forming bacteria can result in abdominal pain due to gas overload and bloating.

Constipation, which affects approximately four million people, can escalate beyond uncomfortable bloating and gas. Harder stools and less responsive muscles often cause people to push harder when they have to go. This can make veins surrounding the anus swell, resulting in haemorrhoids, essentially varicose veins, inside or outside the anus. They itch, hurt, and can result in blood and mucous in the stool and during wiping. Another possibility is developing tears in the tissue, known as anal fissure, from pushing out hard, painful poo's.

When you hold in poo, it reabsorbs into your body and lives on in your colon. This is just an uncomfortable fact.

Constipation can cause stools can harden, potentially causing haemorrhoids.

In the worst case, impaction may occur, resulting pain and vomiting will land you in the emergency department.

Rectal hyposensitivity can occur, desensitising and demanding more poo before telling the brain that it’s time to go.

Fortunately, holding in your poo only on special occasions shouldn’t cause any problems. It takes denying yourself repeatedly, over time, to cause most of these lasting problems.

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