LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

Medics Warn Against Using Cell-Phone In Crooked Position, After 24-Year-Old Found Paralyzed On The Toilet With His Phone

Date November 12, 2018 11:25

Sitting on the toilet for too long can be boring, so people often bring their inseparable companion – a cell phone. This habit may seem innocent. However, being glued to the screen for the long period of time has its hazards.

According to Yahoo China, the 24-year-old man suffered the sad consequences thereof. Relatives found the man temporary paralyzed due to the restricted blood flow after a long time in the toilet with his phone. He had no serious health issues before the incident. The doctors diagnosed edema that caused hypoxia and further paralysis.

Medics Warn Against Using Cell-Phone In Crooked Position, After 24-Year-Old Found Paralyzed On The Toilet With His PhoneDiana Grytsku / Shutterstock.com

The medics warn against maintaining the same sitting position for a long time, especially while in the bathroom.

There are few reasons for it:

  • The hunched position has a negative effect on pelvic nerves.
  • The nerves in the pelvis get compressed, the compression spreads down to the legs and toes.
  • It can lead to constipation, chronic anus pain, and hemorrhoids.
  • Sitting in a crooked position may cause edema – the excess fluid in the tissues.
  • It can result in hypoxia in the most extreme cases – the lack of oxygen in the body.

However, there are some medical conditions, that often create the “pins and needles” sensation in the legs.

The most common of them are:

  • Diabetic neuropathy - the damaged nerves affected by high blood sugar.
  • Vitamin B deficiency.
  • Kidney failure (usually as a result of diabetes or high blood pressure).
  • Pregnancy.

The danger of taking the phone is actually losing time and forgetting about being stuck in the same position. When we are involved in scrolling down the news feed, we distract from what our body feels.

Medics Warn Against Using Cell-Phone In Crooked Position, After 24-Year-Old Found Paralyzed On The Toilet With His PhoneAbraksis / Shutterstock.com

In order to avoid similar problems, try to figure out the ways to be active even if you have a sitting job. Walk to the office instead of driving, stand up every 40 minutes and do a little warm up, opt for standing workplace if you can. Make time for sports activity on the days off. And the most important tip - use the toilet for its intended purpose.

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