Medical Case Studies

Doctors, Naturopaths, and Holistic Health Professionals all know how important proper toilet posture by elevating your feet during elimination is!

Don't just take our word for it; we've subsidised a number of medical case studies to demonstrate the efficacy of the Squatty Potty and reveal just why squatting is better than sitting. Take a look for yourself;

As treatment of constipation: a prospective, longitudinal cohort study

Summary: This study was designed to objectively evaluate the Squatty Potty as a treatment for constipation. Participants completed a validated constipation scoring system to describe their baseline constipation symptoms. They were then provided with a Squatty Potty as the only change to their treatment. The study found that when the Squatty Potty was used for one month, there was a statistically significant improvement in constipation symptoms for both men and women.

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Influence of Body Position on Defecation in Humans

Summary: This study compared three different positions for defecation. The anorectal angle and abdominal pressure were measured and it was concluded that the greater the hip flexion, the straighter the anorectal angle and less strain is necessary for elimination.

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Impact of Ethnic Habits on Defecographic Measurements

Summary: This study compared European and Iranian bowel habits. Patients were monitored using different types of toilet - either an Iranian style unraised toilet or a Western style 'standard' toilet. Research found that using an Iranian style toilet, bowel evacuation was more complete, a wider anorectal angle was achieved and less pressure was placed on the pelvic floor.

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Comparison of Straining During Defecation in Three Positions

Summary: This study compared the amount of strain required for elimination when sitting and when squatting. The study found that when squatting, satisfactory bowel voidance required much less expulsive force than when sitting.

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