what causes constipation?

What Causes Constipation?

Constipation, as anybody who visits a drugstore knows, is one of the most common ailments in North America. The average drugstore now contains several shelves full of laxatives, stool softeners, and other remedies for this problem. Clearly there’s a problem here!

The problem is that most of these remedies simply don’t work; in fact, some of them can actually make the problem worse. If the remedies that line the drugstore shelves really worked and fixed the core issue of the problem, then there wouldn’t be any repeat business. Probably not optimal for those businesses selling the products.

At the end of the day the conventional laxatives certainly aren’t addressing the core issues of the problem which means those who suffer from constipation need to look into natural alternatives such as diet/lifestyle changes and Poop Pills.

Constipation is Big Business

Around 42 million Americans or 15% of the population of the United States suffers from constipation according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse also estimates that around 6.3 million people in the USA visit doctors seeking help with constipation.

The reason why most people who suffer from constipation never get any relief from it is that they do not understand the problem or its causes. Instead, they suffer in silence and spend a growing percentage of their income on lousy pills and other products that do not work.

Understanding the causes of constipation will show you why natural solutions such as Poop Pills are best when they are combined with lifestyle changes at alleviating and curing your constipation problems for good.

What is Constipation? What Causes Constipation?

Constipation is a condition in which a person has three or fewer bowel movements a week. Generally, the stool is hard and small and the person experiences pain during the bowel movement. Not a pretty sight, we know.

Almost everybody experiences some constipation occasionally but an increasing number of people suffer from it as a chronic problem. The good news is that a majority of those people can overcome constipation with natural solutions such as lifestyle changes and Poop Pills.

The master key to defeating constipation is to understand what causes it.

Most constipation is caused by factors that can be corrected but constipation can be a symptom of serious health problems that will require medical attention.

The Main Causes of Constipation

The main causes of constipation:

  • A sedentary lifestyle especially one in which a person is sitting for most of the time such as those movie marathons you love on AMC or that office job from 9-5.

  • A diet that is low in quality fiber. The standard American or Canadian diet lacks enough quality natural fiber from natural foods (not synthetically added by science) for optimum colon health or even normal bowel movements.

  • Not drinking enough water to flush the system out.
  • Not going to the bathroom enough (holding themselves such as being stuck in traffic, unable to go).

  • Painful conditions in the rectum such as hemorrhoids and anal fistula which discourage bowel movements.

  • Over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers and antacids.

  • Low grade vitamin and supplement pills.

  • Consuming homogenized and pasteurized dairy products

  • Any product that contains large amounts of calcium or aluminum. This includes many antacids and vitamin tablets.

  • Prescription medications including narcotics and antidepressants.

  • Eating disorders.

  • Stomach problems especially those that arise from infections or a bad diet.

  • A lack of good or beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract which limits digestion

  • Negative and emotionally Stress.

  • Candy, particularly chocolate.

  • A lack of Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet which can lead to nerve damage as well.

As you can see, a lot of the conditions that lead to constipation can be averted with a few simple lifestyle changes. These changes combined with natural remedies such as Poop Pills can alleviate the problem in virtually all people.

Serious Causes of Constipation

There are health problems that can cause constipation. You should be aware of these because some of them may require medical treatment and even surgery.

Some health problems that can cause constipation include the following:

  • Infections particularly yeast infections in the colon and the rectum

  • Depression

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Anal ulcers

  • Abscesses and anal fistulas

  • Colon cancer

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Injuries to the colon and anus

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Nerve damage and diseases that cause nerve damage such as Alzheimer’s.

You might be suffering from one of these problems if you have serious pain associated with your constipation. If you feel a lot of pain, particularly in your rectum, you might be suffering from hemorrhoids, an anal fistula or an abscess in your anus.

If that’s the case, you will need to see a doctor and you might need surgery.

If you feel serious itching or discomfort in the rectum, you might be suffering from an infection or a yeast infection. That problem may need to be treated with an antibiotic or changes in diet.

You should also be concerned if your constipation doesn’t respond to lifestyle changes and natural remedies such as Poop Pills. If you are of even moderate health, constipation should go away within a few days or weeks after lifestyle changes and Poop Pills.

If you understand the causes of constipation, you’ll learn how to treat it and get it rid of it. Nobody has to live with constipation in today’s world.

Resources for this Article Include:

  • http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-constipation
  • http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20452199_8,00.html
  • http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/constipation/#causes
  • http://pooppills.com/about/

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