Constipation can have an impact on your health and can also be an indicator of other underlying health disorders. Laxatives may alleviate the immediate discomfort of constipation but, the ongoing condition should be addressed in order to rule out other underlying health risks.
Constipation is a symptom of inefficient gastrointestinal function. It is generally defined as having hard stool, and less than three bowel movements per week. The "poop process" is considered healthy if you go one to three times per day, though that number really depends on the individual and what is appropriate for them and their specific state of health.
Some situations that contribute to constipation may be:
Lack of Exercise
Insufficient Fiber Consumption
Constipation is often accompanied by bloating, gas and abdominal pain. Its effects can range from discomfort to toxicity. The intestinal blockage may allow for harmful organisms in the GI system, such as yeast, fungus and unhealthy bacteria to multiply. Additionally, when fecal matter stays in one place in the intestines, there is a risk of re-absorption of your body's waste.
Because the body is a network of inter-related systems, no condition exists in isolation. There is an abundance of new research providing the correlation between "gut health" and many of our body's other systems including brain function. And, because so many conditions can lead to constipation, it is important to find out why.
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