Advantages and Disadvantages of The Toilet Seat and The Squat Toilet

Any idea who said that the toilet seat is more dignified than squatting toilet, it is the wrong idea. The important thing to note is the system of sanitation and waste management to avoid contamination of soil and water.

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Any idea who said that the toilet seat is more dignified than squatting toilet, it is the wrong idea.

Toilet seat

The advantage are:

  • This toilet is very well used in people who have experienced a decrease of flexibility and muscle strength, excess weight and poor people who balance.
  • The toilet seat also prevents direct contact with the odor and lice when connected to proper sanitary waste.

The disadvantage of these toilets are:

  • Trigger some medical problems such as hemorrhoids, pelvic prolapse (dropped hip) in women, appendicitis, urinary incontinence, prostate problems and sexual dysfunction.
  • Allegedly could be the spread of bacteria or viruses that can infect humans such as dermatitis or skin irritation.

Squat Toilet

The advantage are:

  • Very good for preventing hemorrhoids, reduce the pressure required during bowel movements and constipation cure.
  • People who use the squat toilet is better in terms of developing leg and back muscles.
  • Prevent direct contact between the surface of the toilet with your body, it can prevent the transmission of diseases or infections.

The disadvantage of these toilets are:

  • Can not be used by all circles, especially parents, people with disabilities or obesity due to discomfort.
  • Can lead to arthritis and increase pressure on the knee. But this can be prevented by putting both feet fully on the floor and the right posture.

The important thing to note is the system of sanitation and waste management to avoid contamination of soil and water. Because of poor sanitation can be one of the major causes of illness and death in some developing countries.

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