ST. GEORGE, Utah--()--The Squatty Potty, a toilet footstool leading the squatting movement worldwide, is alleviating suffering from constipation and helping improve colon health in Americans by changing toilet posture. A survey distributed to customers found the No. 1 reason they used the Squatty Potty was to help alleviate constipation, followed by hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic floor issues, bladder issues and colon disease.
“After a painful rectal surgery to repair some internal hemorrhoids, I knew there had to be a better way to prevent the problems that have plagued me since childhood”
“I have suffered with constipation since I was little, and sometimes an entire week would pass by without a bowel movement,” said Squatty Potty customer Karen Smith Jones of Tyler, Texas. “With the Squatty Potty, my bowels move quickly, and I appreciate its convenience, affordability and attractiveness.”
Manufactured in the USA, the Squatty Potty is a toilet footstool that elevates the feet to properly align and open the colon for easier, healthier elimination. Recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors, the Squatty Potty’s stable platform helps users assume the natural squatting position which studies have shown helps alleviate constipation.
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 63 million Americans are affected by chronic constipation. Other reports indicate that within the United States, more than $700 million is spent every year on laxative products and approximately 400,000 people are hospitalized annually due to untreated constipation.
“After a painful rectal surgery to repair some internal hemorrhoids, I knew there had to be a better way to prevent the problems that have plagued me since childhood,” said Squatty Potty customer Michael Lauren of Las Vegas. “The Squatty Potty helped me a great deal in the recovery from my surgery, and in using it since then, I have had no problems with constipation or hemorrhoids.”
The survey – which received nearly 3,000 responses – also found four in every five Squatty Potty owners use the product every time they go to the bathroom, and 90 percent of users recommend the footstool to friends and family for its health benefits.
“We are flooded with responses praising the Squatty Potty’s ability to help curb constipation,” said Robert Edwards, inventor of the Squatty Potty. “It is very rewarding to offer people – many of whom have suffered their entire life – a solution to this modern-day ailment.”
Squatty Potty’s story began in May 2010 when Judy Edwards sought relief from lifelong constipation by gathering boxes and stacking phone books in front of the toilet to serve as squatting platforms. The makeshift setup worked, but its unstable foundation and inconvenient clutter prompted Judy and her husband, Bill, to petition their son, Robert, to develop a better solution. After consulting with doctors, nurses, alignment specialists and natural health experts to identify the perfect height, position and angle ideal for squatting, Robert designed the Squatty Potty – the solution to Judy’s and countless others’ colon health problems.
Pricing and Availability
The Squatty Potty product line includes three popular models: Squatty Ecco (US$34.95), Squatty Classic (US$59.95) and Squatty Tao Bamboo (US$79.95). The Squatty Potty comes in three sizes: 5-inch, 7-inch and 9-inch, which can be purchased at the Squatty Potty online store.
High-res images of the product and company and embeddable videos can be found in the Squatty Potty online press kit.
About Squatty Potty
Launched in late 2011, Squatty Potty (www.squattypotty.com) is a safe, natural, simple solution that allows for easier elimination. The Squatty Potty offers a better bathroom experience by aligning the colon in a natural angle for faster, more effective colon evacuation. The Squatty Potty is designed to help assume the squatting position, which helps alleviate suffering from hemorrhoids, constipation, colon disease and pelvic floor issues. Squatty Potty is proudly manufactured in the USA and has shipped its toilet footstool to all 50 United States and every continent except Antarctica.