Bidet Health Benefits
Bidets have been around for 300 years and the health benefits from using a Bidet are numerous, but even if you don't have health issues, they will keep you clean and help you prevent health problems. The big secret of using a Bidet Toilet Seat is very simple: they keep you clean! Can you imagine only using a dry paper towel and no water to clean your hands? That's what you're doing every day when you use toilet paper to clean yourself after going to the bathroom. Water is a very natural way to clean your bottom and most people around the world use a bidet everyday and live a healthier lifestyle. You owe it to yourself to give it a try!
Hemorrhoids And Itching
These horribly painful afflictions are actually veins beneath the rectum and/or surrounding the anus that have become swollen. They often arise when pressure is applied to the rectal area repetitiously. This pressure makes defecating difficult and is what can cause people, especially men, to strain excessively when attempting to pass bowel movements.
A person is at higher risk for acquiring hemorrhoids if constipated, not consuming enough fiber, pregnant, obese or works at a job that requires continual sitting or standing.
Statistics show that nearly 75% of Americans will get them at some point during their lifetime.
The best way to relieve the bleeding, itching and pain associated with them is to maintain good hygiene. Once again, the flowing jet stream of warm water from a bidet makes this easy by cleansing the area without aggravating the inflamed tissues. The warm water stream helps reduce swelling of the affected membranes, which reduces irritation and can help stop the bleeding.
This can often eliminate the need for suppositories and messy creams that are awkward to apply and often ineffective. Doctors recommend this less invasive form of treatment over using traditional moist pads, as they can sometimes produce an allergic reaction actually exacerbating the problem.
Maintaining good hygiene is arguably more challenging for women, who have a greater number of areas for things to go wrong, than men. According to many physicians, feminine cleaning products that contain chemicals such as deodorants and moist cloth towelettes can be potentially harmful by irritating the delicate tissues of the urinary tract and vaginal opening. They can also aid in breeding infections in those sensitive areas. Using pure water from a bidet toilet seat is a much more natural, effective and safe way to achieve cleanliness.
Dealing with messy discharge can often be a hassle and embarrassing for women, especially when it increases at various times during the menstrual cycle, when on birth control and during sexual stimulation and intercourse.
Although some mucous secretion from the walls of the vagina and neck of the cervix is normal in mature women, it can become a problem if it gets abnormally excessive, turns a funny yellow or green color, causes itching or begins smelling badly.
These symptoms are often associated with various forms of Vaginitis, which can be caused by a variety of invaders such as bacteria like Gardnerella and Gonorrhea, protozoans like Trichomonas, and, the most common, yeast known as Candida.
Using a bidet toilet seat on a regular basis will help ease uncomfortable symptoms associated with Vaginitis, providing relief and flushing out excessive and/or foul smelling discharge. Keeping the area fresh and clean can also give women increased confidence and enjoyment with their sexual partners.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Hygiene
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body's various systems go on overdrive, especially the ones producing bodily fluids. This is a time when the need for a bidet toilet seat increases ten-fold. Regular flushing with fresh water will keep the expectant mother soothed, cleansed and smelling fresh all throughout her pregnancy.
The birthing process is extremely taxing to a woman's body. This is especially true should any incisions have been necessary such as an Episiotomy. Such a procedure increases the risk of infection especially if the area is not kept clean. Toilet paper will only aggravate the affected area and is not nearly as effective or comfortable as using warm water provided by a bidet to maintain good hygiene.
Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
Any woman who has had a bladder (Cystitis) or urethra infection (Urethritis) knows what a painful ordeal it can be. Physicians generally agree that urinary tract infections are usually caused by the close proximity of the urinal opening of the vagina to the anus, from which fecal bacteria can be acquired. The feces can contaminate the urinary tract when wiping with toilet paper by spreading the fecal bacteria towards the vaginal and urethral openings after going to the bathroom. Clearly the fresh water provided by a bidet toilet seat is a better option for preventing this cross-contamination from occurring. The warm water jet dissolves and rinses off the bacteria before it can be spread to sensitive feminine parts. Because of this, regular use of a bidet has been shown to eliminate any potential urinary tract infections usually acquired in this manner.
This affliction is extremely common and no fun for men and women alike. The gentle water jet produced by the bidet toilet seat actually helps stimulate bowel movements by relaxing the sphincter muscles that control the anus. In this way, using the bidet makes relieving oneself a much more pleasant, painless process, especially if the water jet is applied for about 10 seconds prior to defecating.
Another handy feature of the bidet seat is its adjustable water pressure setting for when things become extra clogged. Increasing the water pressure, essentially simulating an enema, encourages a more comfortable elimination. Using the bidet on a daily basis teaches the user's body to relax and relieves constipation by instilling a habit that becomes instinctive. This prevents constant straining which can lead to an extremely uncomfortable hemorrhoids, which we covered earlier.
Elderly and Physically Challenged
As we age, life's wear and tear on our bodies makes daily tasks more difficult to complete. This reality can cause elderly people to feel incapable and helpless. Installing a bidet toilet seat can restore a sense of independence to the user because it does all the work for them.
This can be helpful for physically challenged people as well. The bidet can replace the need to have a person aid them when going to the bathroom, giving the user more mobility and privacy. In turn, this often helps strengthen confidence and build an overall sense of well-being.
Diarrhea and Dysentery
Both of these debilitating ailments have several things in common. They demand frequent trips to the toilet followed by excessive wiping with scratchy toilet paper. The friction created by the toilet paper only increases discomfort, especially for young children.
Also the amount of bodily fluids excreted when suffering from diarrhea or dysentery increases, irritating the rectum due to their high acidity. Having cool or warm water spray over the area cleanses these toxic fluids from the body and using the air drying feature afterwards keeps the area dry and prevents infection.
In all of these scenarios the bidet provides much needed relief when finding comfort is of utmost importance.
I hope this information has helped you to understand the importance of why a Bidet Toilet Seat will have many benefits to your health. I am not sure why some people are so skeptical when it comes to bidets but it's these people that tell me later, "I really love my bidet and wished I had one years ago." This is a product that can change a lot of people lives and will help those that are physically challenged.
I challenge you to open your mind and buy a Bidet Toilet Seat and install it in your bathroom. I feel confident that you will thank me for taking the challenge and be one of many of my success stories.