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Overview

Constipation - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What happens in Constipation?

 

Constipation happens once the colon absorbs an excessive amount of water.

This can occur if the muscles within the colon ar acquiring slowly or poorly, inflicting the stool to maneuver too slowly and lose additional water.People whose diets embrace a decent amount of fiber ar considerably less possible to suffer fromconstipation.


Causes


Constipation most commonly occurs when waste or stool moves too slowly through the digestive tract or cannot be eliminated effectively from the rectum, which may cause the stool to become hard and dry. Chronic constipation has many possible causes.
Blockages in the colon or rectun.Blockages within the colon or body part could slow or stop stool movement.

 

Causes include:


• Anal fissure


• Bowel obstruction


• Colon cancer


• Narrowing of the colon (bowel stricture)


• Other abdominal cancer that presses on the colon


• Rectal cancer


• Rectum bulge through the back wall of the vagina (rectocele)


Risk factors

 

Factors which will increase your risk of chronic constipation include:


• Being an older adult


• Being a woman


• Being dehydrated


• Eating a diet that's low in fiber


• Getting little or no physical activity


• Taking certain medications, including sedatives, narcotics, some antidepressants or medications to lower blood pressure


• Having a mental health condition such as depression or an eating disorder


How was the treatment done?

 

Treatment for chronic constipation typically begins with diet and way changes meant to extend the speed at thatstool moves through your intestines.If those changes do not facilitate, your doctor could advocate medications or surgery.Diet and lifestyle changes

Your doctor could advocate the subsequent changes to alleviate your constipation:


• Increase your fiber intake.Adding fiber to your diet will increase the load of your stool and speeds its passage through your intestines.Slowly begin to eat additional contemporary fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.

Choose whole-grain breads and cereals.Your doctor could advocate a particular range of grams of fiber to consume on a daily basis.In general, aim for fourteen grams of fiber for each one,000 calories in your daily diet.

 

A growth within the quantity of fiber you eat will cause bloating and gas, so start slowly and work your way up to your goal over a few weeks.


• Exercise most days of the week.
 Physical activity increases muscle activity in your intestines.Try to slot in exercise most days of the week.If you are doing not already exercise, talk to your doctor about whether you are healthy enough to start an exercise program.


• Don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement.Take it slow within the toilet, allowing yourself enough time to have a bowel movement without distractions and without feeling rushed.


Symptoms


Signs and symptoms of chronic constipation include:


• Passing fewer than three stools a week


• Having lumpy or hard stools


• Straining to have bowel movements


• Feeling as though there's a blockage in your rectum that prevents bowel movements


• Feeling as though you can't completely empty the stool from your rectum


• Needing help to empty your rectum, such as using your hands to press on your abdomen and using a finger to remove stool from your rectum.Constipation could also be thought-about chronic if you have old 2 or additional of those symptoms for the last 3months.

 

 

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