The Countless Causes of Constipation



First of all, let’s make it clear what we mean by constipation. Constipation can be defined in a number of ways. It is when:


– There is a change in the typical frequency of toilet trips. There aren’t a set number of times you should be going to the toilet. The normal frequency of bowel movements depends on the individual. For some they may go twice a day, for others just 3 or 4 time a week. It can be defined as constipation, if there is a change from your normal rate.


– Feces (i.e. poo), becomes hard and difficult to pass.


– There is a feeling of incomplete bowel evacuation. If after going to the toilet, you still feel the urge, then that also falls under the definition of constipation.


What are the causes of constipation?


– Unbalanced diet. A low fiber diet is one of the most common causes of constipation. On average most people don’t consume enough fiber each day to help in the digestion process. Fiber is found in fruit, vegetables


– Lack of fluids. Your body needs plenty of water and fluids to help in the digestion process. If you don’t drink enough water each day, then it will eventually lead to constipation.


– Lack of exercise. Failing to keep your body fit and active will cause many problems both in the short-term and long-term.


– Lifestyle change. A sudden change in your daily routine and overall lifestyle could lead to constipation. This is especially true with changes in your diet and eating habit.


– Ignoring the urge. Delaying going to the toilet to pass stools, when the body is giving you the signs, will certainly lead to complications such as constipation.


– Weight issues. Whether you are overweight or underweight, an unbalanced body mass index can negatively affect different processes in your body. This includes


– Stress and anxiety. Most people will become stressed, or feel anxious under various circumstances throughout their lives. Too much stress and anxiety can lead to depression, and all of these conditions can be the cause of constipation.


– Side effect of medication. There are some medicines such as iron and calcium supplements, codeine and antidepressants, which can have the side effect of causing constipation. You should always consult your doctor, before stopping any medication.


What is the solution?


In most cases constipation is a temporary problem that will go away. For most people it is just a matter of adjusting their diet to incorporate more fiber into their daily meals and drinking more water throughout the day.


If constipation becomes a more persistent issue, then you should consider detoxification. You should always consult with your doctor before a detox, because you need to take into consideration your particular situation and condition.


Overtime various harmful toxins are built up in the body. These toxins won’t allow for the different processes in the body to work efficiently. In more serious situations, detoxification is the best method of getting rid of constipation.


At the end of the day, it’s all about having a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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