Puborectalis muscle is a band of muscle fibres that help to maintain faecal continence. This muscle contracts and relaxes to control the defecation process. It is a skeletal muscle and therefore, conscious thought, as well as posture, manipulates its function. It creates a loop like a sling around the rectum to pull it in a forward direction forming an acute angle between the anus and rectum. The anorectal angle is changed during defecation. When a person sits in an upright position to pass stool such as on the modern toilets – there is only a partial opening of the anal sphincter. This is due to the position of the puborectalis muscle during an upright sitting posture. However, in a squatting position, the muscle opens properly allowing a free passage of stool without any straining or discomfort.
This is also known as levator ani syndrome and is diagnosed when a person feels pain or a pressure sensation in the rectum. It usually gets worst during lying down or in a sitting position. Studies have shown women are more susceptible compared to men and its episodes last from 20 minutes to several hours. The doctors exclude all other causes of rectal pain while diagnosing the puborectalis syndrome. Sigmoidoscopy, ultrasound and Pelvic CT are prescribed to confirm the ailment to form a treatment strategy.
Treatments of Puborectalis Syndrome
Once this syndrome kicks in, doctors prescribe many treatments to enable the patient to pass stool without any discomfort and pain. For example:
- Sitz Bath
- A muscle relaxant like Diazepam
- Digital massage of the Levator Ani
- Biofeedback training
- Electro galvanic stimulation
If all else fails, doctors prescribe surgery. However, this syndrome can be prevented and can also be cured through lifestyle changes and medication. Patients need to take regular exercise, adopt appropriate eating habits, and most of all, they need to change their defecation posture.
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Prevention is always better than cure and issues involving the puborectalis muscle are mostly due to a wrong posture while passing stool. Sitting in the upright position chokes the rectum resulting in strain on the walls of rectum and colon. It results in constipation or other bowel problems. Squatting to pass stool is a solution to many of the problems related to the colon.
Those who have modern commodes in their home don’t need to get rid of them. Instead, they can use toilet steps like SquatEasy to improve their defecation posture. Use one to improve your posture and get rid of body waste without any hindrance. This simple modification in lifestyle can help you spend a healthy life free of pain and medication.
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