Using the Squatty Potty Stool helps relax the colon during defacation, allowing it to completely open so that users can fully evacuate their waste, according to the Squatty Potty manufacturer. This helps prevent constipation and hemorrhoids.
Squatting is the natural position for humans to adopt during defecation, according to Squatty Potty. Squatting with the knees higher than the hips opens up the colon, allowing it to empty quickly and completely. The Squatty Potty stool makes it easy for a person to adopt this position while using an ordinary toilet.
When standing, there is a kink in the colon that prevents waste from being expelled. Sitting only partially relaxes the muscle that holds the colon in a kinked position, which means that the flow of waste is blocked. This blockage can lead to straining, which can cause hemmorhoids or make them worse. According to Squatty Potty, raising the feet above the knees by using the Squatty Potty Stool completely relaxes the puborectalis muscle that holds the colon in place, allowing it to fully open. This leads to less strain, which can reduce the risk of hemmorhoids. According to Squatty Potty, completely eliminating waste could also reduce the risk of colon diseases associated with fecal buildup in the colon.