Woman Allegedly Loses 10 Years Of Memories After Pooping With Excessive Force

There are so many things you can ignore in life, but your body is definitely not one of them. When nature calls, you have to answer it, although maybe it's a good idea not to be too aggressive during the phone call.

Ah, the toilet: that one seat in your house that offers the most privacy possible.

Humans have been popping a squat on these things since 1596 when they were first invented by Sir John Harrington, the Godson of Queen Elizabeth I.

A very proud moment for her majesty, I'm sure.

We spend a lot of time perched on our pearly pedestals.

A poll of 2,000 adults found that on average, we spend a total of three hours and nine minutes on the toilet every week. That's about seven minutes longer than the run time of Avengers: Endgame, just to put it in perspective for you.

Some people will obviously go above or below that average time, but perhaps you should be wary of how much time and effort you give to your bathroom habits.

A man in Hong Kong has shared the story of his mom who experienced temporary amnesia after exerting herself a little too hard on her porcelain throne.

His mother had been experiencing some pretty intense constipation for two weeks.

Understandably, the constant bloating and feeling of discomfort were really starting to get to her. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and essentially try and force herself out of the constipation.

Apparently she was in the bathroom for a long time, trying her hardest to get things moving again.

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When she finally emerged, her family was shocked to find she had forgotten the past 10 years of her life.

I'm sure this was super scary for the woman. Imagine suddenly forgetting everything that's happened to you in the last decade. Not so eager to go use the bathroom anymore, are you?

The amnesia ultimately only lasted eight hours but her family was still very concerned about her.

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They took her to the hospital, believing there must be something wrong with her brain to have caused the temporary memory loss.

Doctors found nothing wrong with her brain, but one neurosurgeon did offer up an explanation for the amnesia.

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He explained that it was likely caused by the excessive force she exerted while attempting to relieve herself of her two-week constipation.

To put it in the bluntest terms possible, this woman was trying way too hard to poop.

This force she exerted led to an increase in abdominal and intra-cerebral pressure, causing a significant lack of oxygen flow to her brain. Thus, her short-term memory loss.

The doctor went on to explain what else can lead to temporary amnesia.

This includes people who are highly emotional and people who frequently carry heavy objects.

He advised that these people ensure they're going to see their doctor for regular checkups.

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It's not just temporary amnesia they have to worry about, either. These people are apparently also 30 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than the average person. Yikes.

So what's the lesson here?

Personally, I'd say a good takeaway would be to never overdo it on the toilet, unless you want to briefly forget the last 10 years or so.

Or maybe just invest in some constipation medicine and save yourself a lot of trouble.

h/t: World of Buzz

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