What is constipation? A detail article


Speaking of constipation, many people feel embarrassed. It is also because of this embarrassment that people often ignore this problem, do not seek medical treatment in time, and do not treat it as a disease. Over time, it is easy to suffer from intestinal diseases. I am not really trying to scare you. Japanese Prime Minister had to hold a press conference to announce his resignation as prime minister due to the worsening of ulcerative colitis. His enteritis has affected his normal work. What is even more shocking is that on the 29th, the famous movie star Dwyck Boseman, the male lead of “Black Panther”, died of colon cancer. He was only 43 years old! !

So, do you still dare to ignore intestinal diseases? Do you still dare to ignore constipation?

First, let’s understand constipation accurately:

Normal people have bowel movements 1 to 2 times a day, or once every 1 to 2 days.

Constipated patients have fewer than 3 bowel movements per week

Defecation is difficult, the stool is hard and the amount is small

According to the definition of the Chinese Medical Association, the following conditions are considered constipation:

1 Fewer bowel movements

2 Hard stools

3 Difficulty defecating

What are the dangers of constipation?

Constipation is very harmful, be careful it is the seed of cancer!

Long-term constipation can lead to colorectal cancer, colorectal polyps, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, intestinal obstruction, acute cerebrovascular diseases and other diseases.


Why does constipation occur?

So many people suffer from constipation, accounting for 10%-14.9% of the total population. One in ten people suffers from constipation. So why does a healthy person become constipated? In fact, from the formation and discharge of stool, we can see that the three factors that play a leading role are intestinal function, signal transmission and muscle contraction. So once these three factors fail, constipation will naturally occur.

Factors that cause constipation

1. Unable to feel the urge to defecate

When the stool reaches the rectum, it stimulates the rectal wall to send a signal to the brain, which then sends a signal to the rectum and anal sphincter to contract and expel the stool from the body. If you often hold back, the brain’s perception will weaken! It will become increasingly difficult for the brain to generate the urge to defecate, and the remaining stool will further absorb water in the large intestine, becoming drier and harder to expel, thus causing constipation.

2. Changes in environment and diet

Changes in the environment, diet or lifestyle can also cause temporary constipation. This constipation symptom is related to excessive mental stress, and the constipation will improve after returning to the original living environment.

3. Slowed intestinal motility

In the large intestine, the stool absorbs water and gradually takes shape while moving downward under the peristalsis of the intestine. If the intestinal peristalsis slows down during this process, the stool will move slower and stay in the colon longer, thereby absorbing more water, making the stool dry and more difficult to pass with the peristalsis of the intestine. Eventually, the stool will form hard balls, which are very difficult to pass, and constipation will occur. This type of constipation is also the most common type of constipation!

Causes of slowed intestinal motility

There are many factors that cause the slowing of intestinal motility, and intestinal environmental disturbance is the key. The increase of harmful bacteria in the intestine breaks the balance of the intestinal environment. This affects the normal peristalsis of the intestine, slowing down intestinal peristalsis and causing constipation. Regulating the intestinal environment is a new strategy to improve constipation. Intestinal flora has characteristic changes in many diseases and is involved in the occurrence and progression of the disease. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between intestinal flora disturbance and functional constipation, and intestinal microecological preparations have a therapeutic effect on functional constipation.

The current methods for treating constipation generally include:

  1. Adjust diet, work and rest schedule, and living environment
  2. Seeking medical treatment
  3. Some functional product intervention treatments, such as aloe vera products sold in pharmacies (but eating too much of this thing will hurt the stomach. One customer reported that he had constipation and went to the pharmacy and was recommended to buy aloe vera health products. The constipation was cured, but it caused stomach discomfort), or other products specifically used to regulate intestinal health. For example, Rongshu’s intestinal conditioning products are said to be very effective. Next time I have the chance, Xiaoxia will talk to you about it.

That’s all the knowledge I’m sharing about constipation for today.

Remember, if you don’t feel embarrassed when something happens, then it’s others who are embarrassed. Diseases must be treated, problems must be adjusted, don’t be like Abe who dragged on his enteritis for 50 years and finally had to resign as prime minister (although as a senior political leader, it’s understandable that he is extremely busy). This is such a painful realization.

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