Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems in India. Normally, stool should not be either hard or soft. It should be easy to pass and no unnecessary strain is needed in order to pass it. However, if fecal material sits in the colon for some time, the stools become harder and more difficult to pass. This causes constipation. Normally, a person should pass stools regularly and if this frequency gets much lower or is altered its called constipation. So constipation is defined as having hard, dry bowel movements and passing stools less than three times a week.
Our colon’s main job is to absorb water. It absorbs water from the residual digested food as it passes through our digestive system. After reabsorption of most of the water, the waste that’s left forms the stool. This stool is moved out of the body through the colon’s spastic action. Colon muscles propel the waste out into the rectum and from there it is eliminated. If the formed stool remains in the colon for too long, it can become hard and difficult to pass and cause constipation.
Poor diet is the main culprit when it comes to constipation. Consuming a good amount of dietary fiber fiber and drinking adequate amount of water daily are necessary to keep the stools soft and easier to pass.
Bad diet, wrong lifestyle choices and stress can slow down muscle contractions of the colon. These things can also lessen and lower down your urge to go relieve yourself and this may also lead to constipation.
Some common causes of constipation include –
- Low-fiber diet
- Diets high in meat.
- Diets high in milk.
- Diets high in cheese.
- Lack of exercise.
- Delaying passing stools.
- Ignoring the impulse to have bowel movement.
- Change in routine.
- Due to certain medications.
- Medications like calcium supplements.
- Pain relief medication.
There are also a few underlying medical issues that may be the reason behind causing constipation.
Some underlying medical problems related to digestive system, hormonal health that can cause constipation:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Overuse of laxatives.
- Misuse of laxatives.
- Hormonal problems.
- Underactive thyroid gland.
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You may be constipated if you experience the following symptoms:
- Less than three bowel movements a week.
- Abdominal pain.
- Passing hard stools.
- Passing dry stools.
- Straining during bowel movements.
- Pain during bowel movements.
- Feeling of fullness even after having a bowel movement.
- Feeling of rectal blockage.
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People that eat a poor diet and don’t exercise are at major risk for constipation. You are also at a significant risk of developing constipation if –
- Your age is 65 or older.
- If you don’t move a lot.
- Women are more prone.
- Children at higher risk than adults.
- Pregnant women.
Older adults or elderly people tend to be less physically active because of their age. They may also have some underlying diseases. Some people can also be confined to bed. Those people who have certain medical conditions, such as spinal cord injuries, often face difficulty with bowel movements. Women have more frequent episodes of constipation and are at a higher risk of having constipation than men. Children are also more affected than adults. Hormonal changes and pressure on the intestines in pregnancy because of growing baby can also lead to constipation.
Yes you can definitely avoid getting constipated. A few simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can prevent constipation and even help relieve constipation.
Make the following changes –
- Add veggies in your diet.
- Add grains in your diet.
- Go for multigrains.
- Eat beans.
- Eat legumes.
- Add fibre gradually.
- Talk to your doctor about fibre supplements.
- Stay hydrated.
- Drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water a day.
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If you’re facing the symptoms mentioned above, then you should meet your doctor and get an examination done. Visit the best clinic in Bangalore for treatment and prevention of constipation. Bottom’s up clinic is one stop for nutrition related advice and treatment for constipation.
You should talk to your primary care provider if –
- You’ve had constipation for more than three weeks.
- There is blood in stool.
- You have pain in abdomen.
- You have pain during bowel movements.
- There is weight loss.
- Experiencing sudden changes in bowel movements.
Your doctor will ask you questions about general health and the signs and symptoms you’re experiencing.Inform your doctor about your medical history and any medications that you’re currently taking or any other underlying conditions you’re suffering. There can also be a physical exam for better understanding. A physical examination may include a rectal exam and a few routine blood tests to check your blood count, electrolytes and hormones, especially thyroid function.
Visit bottom’s up clinic in Bangalore if you’re experiencing bowel problems and symptoms related to constipation. Bottom’s up clinic is one stop for treatment and advice on prevention of constipation.
FAQs about constipation
Bowel movements should be soft and easy to pass. They should not be hard and painful. They should pass easily without straining.
Normal bowel movement (BM) frequency ranges from as many as three bowel movements per day to as few as three bowel movements per week. wel movement frequency.
Change your diet, lifestyle and exercise more often to reduce the chances of getting constipation.
Yes, body position can help you with emptying your bowels.
While sitting on the toilet, placing your feet on a small step stool. This will position the rectum at an angle which makes it easier for you to pass stool.
Eat green vegetables, add multigrains to your diet along with fruits.
No there is no difference whether you eat fiber or take a supplement, both have more or less the same effect.
Yes, it may cause a little bit of build up of gas.
Stool softeners are safe and work well. They are relatively inexpensive, but work only for people with very mild constipation better than people with longstanding constipation.
No, chronic use of laxative isn’t additive.
this is a myth. It’s not harmful if taken in prescribed dose.
No medication must be taken without the proper advice of doctor.
Chronic constipation can lead to many complications such as Piles, Anal Fissure, Fecal impaction ( stool that simply cannot be expelled and gets stuck in the bowels) and Rectal prolapsed ( Bowel protruding out through the anus due to constant and forceful straining). Visit the best clinic in Bangalore for treatment and prevention of constipation. Bottom’s up clinic is one stop for treatment of constipation and preventing it.
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It is the best clinic for constipation treatment in Bangalore. Bottom’s Up clinic is one stop for getting excellent advice on diet, lifestyle and nutrition. Our doctors and team of Nutritionists ensure that a correct and easy to follow diet is provided to all the patients. We also provide advice on changing lifestyle in a better manner and exercises that can help relieve constipation. Our approach is preventive and holistic, with proper care and support we will ensure that you go home happy.