Constipation is a common digestive disorder. Everyone has faced this problem at least several times during their life. If it is very seldom after antibiotic intake or after surgery, it is not a problem. However, if constipation is long-lasting, it can lead to very dangerous consequences.
Why does it happen?
The muscles of the colon wall contract slowly and the intestinal contents move not fast enough through the digestive tract, too much water is absorbed from the food. The result is a hard stool that is difficult to eliminate.
What are the symptoms?
– Pain in the abdomen
– Hard and/or small stools that are painful to pass
– Not frequent bowel movements (less than 3 times a week)
– Feeling unable to empty the colon completely
– Lack of energy
Why is chronic constipation dangerous?
One of the most serious consequences of constipation. The symptoms of the hemorrhoids include anal itching and bleeding, irritation around the anus, even pain when you are just sitting.
A frequent hard stool can stretch the rectum and make it unable to contact. The result is that the piece of your tissue simply falls out of the anus. In many cases this condition requires surgery.
Fissures are small cracks or tears in anus lining. This disorder makes bowel movements very painful. Some people start to avoid going to the toilet not to experience pain, but this only makes constipation worse.
Accumulation of dangerous toxins in your body
Chronic constipation leads to accumulation of old fecal matters that stick to the walls of the colon. You carry this poisonous waste material in your body that, in turn, ruins normal work of the digestive system.
How to treat constipation?
There is a variety of laxatives that can help to normalize stool motility. However, you should remember that this medication only relieves the symptoms but doesn’t cure chronic constipation. If you suffer from constipation or want to prevent it, we recommend:
- Improve your diet. Avoid fast food, processed foods, refined sugar etc. Include more high fibre products such as broccoli, apples, raspberries, figs, pomegranate seeds, pears, lentils etc.
- Physical activity is important to maintain your health. Regular exercises make your muscles stronger; as a result, stronger contractions of the colon wall will speed up the movement of the intestinal contents.
- Drink more fresh water
- Get rid of fecal accumulations from your colon. The best way is to use colon hydrotherapy. This safe, not painful procedure, invented a long time ago in Ancient Egypt, is performed with high-quality medical equipment. Clean water will gently remove the waste material out of your colon. Colon cleansing will help better vitamin and nutrient absorption. A healthy clean colon is a key to a life without constipation and other health disorders.