Constipation

Constipation a slow passage of faeces until it stops completely in the colon. It is defined as a case of very little excretions, less than 3 times a week, rigid stool and a hard even painful process of excretion. Constipation may be severe or chronic and can occur by itself or as a symptom of other diseases. It also differs from one person to another depending on one’s life style and eating habits.

Natural treatment approach, unlike the conventional therapy, define constipation as a discharge less than once a day. Whereas conventional therapy defines constipation when there is no discharge at all.

Causes for Constipation

  1. Constipation can appear as an initial or secondary symptom of another condition. It can happen as a result of excess muscle strength (stronger contraction) or by bowel weakness (lack of bowel movement).
  2. Malnutrition. Meaning not eating enough fiber, lack of drinking fluids, and excessive intake of stimulants such as caffeine.
  3. Different diseases such as bowel tumor, anus disordered (anal fissure, hemorrhoids), adhesion of the intestines (after a surgery), hernia, diverticulitis, infection, neurological diseases (MS, Parkinson’s disease, spine injury), Hormonal imbalance (hypothyroidism, high levels of estrogen and/or progesterone).
  4. Different medications such as: anti-acidic drugs based on aluminum, anti-choline drugs, hypotensive drugs, anti-depressants, chronic use of laxatives, iron supplements.
  5. Certain habits: holding faeces and ignoring the need to excrete.
  6. Psychological: mental and psychological issues that are treated with drugs such as anti-depressants, sedatives and drugs for Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can cause constipation.
  7. Life-style: setting for long periods of time, lack of exercise and lack of sleep.

Symptoms

  1. Abdominal stiffness.
  2. Difficulty and even pain during the process of excretion.
  3. Solid and dry stool.
  4. Low frequency of excretion is a major symptom for Constipation.
  5. Flatulence.
  6. Abdominal pain and discomfort.
  7. weakness and fatigue.
  8. Anal fissure or hemorrhoids.
  9. Appetite loss.
  10. In case of chronic constipation due to accumulated toxins, there might appear symptoms like: tiredness, skin problems, weak immunity, headache and others.

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