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What is constipation?

Constipationis not a sickness, and it is surely not a disease. It is much rathera condition of metabolism. A symptom. A sign that something else ismalfunctioning within the human body.

Whena person suffers from a case of constipation, his or her bowelmovements are somewhat more idle than ought to be. The result of thisparticular type of lack of body activity is the infrequent and oftenpainful discharge of hard and dry stool.

Medicalprofessionals discuss that a person ought to experience a single bowelmovement per day (whilst some argue that a bowel movement per meal isnecessary) in order to keep things flowing properly.

What are the causes and cures ofconstipation?

Thereis a large number of causes of constipation; amongst the most common are a low fiber diet, insufficient fluids, lack of exercise, and lastly,unhealthy colon.

Bythis, the most obvious remedies for constipation would be preventing the symptoms before they ever occur. And this wouldinvolve getting more exercise, changing the harmful lifestyle aperson is most likely leading, as well as eating a healthier diet.

Here'swhat happens: the large intestine, which is aboutfive feet long is primarily responsible for storing waste and toxins.It is then to convert the waste into feces, and discharge them fromthe body – as quickly as possible. This is because, along thecourse, the human body absorbs a deal of the toxins which travelthough the intestine. So obviously, if the metabolism slows down,more toxins are absorbed along the way.

If enough toxic matter is absorbed, it may lead to seriousillnesses. And this is precisely why constipation should never beignored as a minor problem, but should rather be dealt with.

Arelated research came up with the results that people with morefrequent bowel movements are at a lower risk of colorectal as well ascolon cancer – which just illustrates how serious an issue couldbe prevented by not merely ignoring constipation.

Asidefrom that study, taking into consideration that the colon is, bluntlyput, a sack of rotting waste which leeches toxins back into the body(5-40 lbs of them at any given point in time), the results of theabove mentioned research all of a sudden sound less surprising.

Itis also noteworthy that most constipation sufferers are living on anextremely unhealthy diet, rarely get enough exercise, take in properamounts of fluids and sometimes even have bad colon health to beginwith.

Ifthe problem persists, asking the family doctor for advice on takingcare of each and every one of these points is critical to resolvingany constipation-related issues.

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