Symptoms of Constipation

Constipation is a simple problem, one must not take it for granted because it can be a symptom of an underlying disease. You’ll know that it’s constipation when you strain every time you go to the toilet, normal bowel movement does not require straining because it goes out naturally, and straining means you are having difficulty of getting it out.

Whenever you feel that you haven’t fully evacuated everything and you feel that your stools are impacted. You only defecate twice a week and hard stools are always noted. When you are suffering from all of these then it is likely that you are having constipation.

Causes

There are a lot of factors involving constipation. There can be an obstruction in your colon or there can be a drug inhibition that slows down your bowel movement. It can also be a symptom of an underlying metabolic disease or muscle impairment that immobilizes the bowel activity.

Treatment

To treat constipation, you must change your lifestyle, which means you need to move a lot to allow movement in your bowels, practice defecating every morning after meals, but remember not to strain. Eat foods that are rich in fiber and drink plenty of fluids.

There are also various types of laxative that can temporarily relieve constipation and are available over the counter; there is also an adjunct treatment such as Peripheral opioid-receptor antagonists for those with no response to laxatives.

For some that has impacted stools that is difficult to evacuate, they may need an enema or a rectal irrigation to flush the stools out. Keep your colon healthy, constipation is a simple problem that can turn to be complex if taken for granted.

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