Squatting improves rectal evacuation among younger women with defecatory dysfunction

Squatting improves rectal evacuation among younger women with defecatory dysfunction

Squatting assist stools improved rectal evacuation in defecatory dysfunction among women who were younger with normal stool consistency and lower resting anal sphincter pressure, according to research presented at ACG.“The squatting assist stool (SAS) has become popularized in the last decade. In theory it works by straightening the anorectal angle to improve mechanics of evacuation,” Lauren Ulsh, MD, a second-year resident at Stanford University Medical Center, said. “We hypothesized that squatting can help some individuals with defecatory dysfunction overcome anorectalRead More

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