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Causes of Constipation - What You Need To Know


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Causes of Constipation - What You Need To Know

  1. 1. ==== ====Stop Suffering From Constipation - GUARANTEED Natural Relief in Minutes! ====Constipation occurs when you have fewer than three bowel movements a week. Constipation canoccur in anyone - it is not a disease - and it does not occur only in people with certain illnesses.Most people experience constipation at one time or another - even infants. There are manycauses of constipation, many having to do with diet. Some common causes of constipation are:Lack of exercise - most often in the elderly and invalidLack of fiber in the dietMedications - constipation is often a side effect of medicationsDairy products - milk and cheese often cause constipation in peopleLack of fluids - dehydration can cause constipationIllnesses - certain diseases and illnesses can cause constipation, especially those illnesses, suchas stroke, that can cause parts of your body not to function properlyIgnoring the urge - constipation is often caused by repeatedly ignoring the bodys urge to defecateIrregular eating patterns - constipation can be avoided by eating regular meals at around the sametime each dayTiredness - lack of rest can often cause constipationStress - nervousness, tension, and worry often cause constipationIllnesses and DiseasesOften the cause of constipation is related to an illness or disease. In some cases, constipation is aside effect of the disease - or the disease causes debilitation of the organs needed for thedigestive system to work properly. Some of the illnesses and diseases that can cause constipationare:Systemic disorders - such as lupus, scleroderma, and amyloidosisNeurological disorders - such as spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinsons Disease, multiplesclerosis, and chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstructionMetabolic and endocrine conditions - such as poor glycemic control, uremia, diabetes,hypothyroidism, and hypercalcemiaDiverticulosisHirschsprungs DiseaseCancerIntestinal ObstructionTumorsAdhesions - or scar tissue
  2. 2. MedicationsIn many cases, the causes of constipation can be related to certain medications. If constipation isa side effect of a medication, this will be shown on the fact sheet for that medication and should bediscussed with your physician. Some medications that may cause constipation are:Antiparkinson drugsBlood Pressure MedicationsPain MedicationsAntidepressantsAnticonvulsantsAntacidsIron SupplementsDiureticsAntispasmodicsThe most common causes of constipation, however, are causes that are controllable by leading ahealthy lifestyle. Lack of a healthy diet and lack of exercise can lead to many health problems. It isessential to maintain a healthy diet, as well as a regular exercise regimen in order to decrease thechances of constipation and other more serious illnesses. Eating a healthy diet should also includemonitoring your meals - try to eat on the same schedule each day - and chewing your food well sothat the digestive system does not have to work harder than is necessary - the smaller your foodwhen swallowed, the easier it is to digest.Other causes of constipation can include changes in your routine or changes in your life - such aspregnancy (constipation is often one of the many things that pregnant women have to deal with astheir hormones change and their body shape changes, resulting in a shift of the internal organs asthe baby grows), traveling, periods of high stress or depression, and the natural aging process.There is also a risk of constipation if you take laxatives when you are not actually constipated(remember - not everyone defecates every day - some peoples natural schedule may be only 2-3times per week. By taking laxatives when you are not constipated, you are increasing the risk ofmaking your digestive system dependent on laxatives in order to complete the natural digestivecycle.The most important things for you to do in order to avoid constipation are listening to your body,eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and in general, doing everything you can to make iteasier for your digestive system to operate normally and naturally.==== ====Stop Suffering From Constipation - GUARANTEED Natural Relief in Minutes!
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