Valsalva Maneuver

Valsalva maneuver is a technique where you bear down as if having a bowel movement while holding your breath. Sometimes it’s used for tachycardia. A long time ago I ended up in the emergency room for tachycardia and they had me do this. In my case, it didn’t’ work.
This is also why people have been known to faint or even worse have a heart attack or die while on the toilet. Usually the person has an underlying health condition.
Sometimes just having a bowel movement can make you feel better physically without the above explanation
I am not a medical professional. I would recommend talking to your doctor if you find this is a problem.
Good luck.

Barb


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