Sitting on toilet seats beyond 15 minutes unhealthy – Expert

A medical expert, Dr Bola Bello, has warned against sitting for too long on toilet seats as it could cause haemorrhoids .
Bello, who is a consultant in a private facility , told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Ilorin that sitting on toilet seats for more than 15 minutes was not healthy.
” It has become a norm now for people to enter toilets with their phones , which makes them sit on the toilet seats for a very long time, it is very wrong .
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” You are not supposed to sit on any toilet seat for more than 15 minutes, it can cause haemorrhoids , which in medical terms , is referred to as veins in and around the anus .
“ In the process of sitting on toilet seats for long, the veins get engorged with blood and the veins eventually start bleeding , ” Bello warned .
The medical expert added that no matter how clean a toilet appeared to be , it remained an unhygienic place, which harbours germs .
” In as much as some toilets are very neat and tempting to stay in for long , we should not forget that it is an unsafe and unhygienic place.
” If you can check your toilet under the microscope and see the number of germs in there, I am sure you will not want to stay that long in there .
” So , it is better to play safe and try to remain healthy, ” Bello said .

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