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How Constipation Harm Our Bodies

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Constipation is what happens when we have difficulty with our regular bowel movements. According to a one-in-three or three-in-one rule, it is popularly regarded as defecating less than once in three days, or three times in a week. Although, that particular rule doesn’t hold hard and fast for all individuals. I would say constipation is when our bowel movements become less frequent than usual.

A person who regularly experiences two bowel movements per day and suddenly drops to one in three days is more likely to be constipated than one who regularly does one bowel movement in two days, dropping off to one in four. I made that illustration to emphasize that definitions for constipation should be mostly individualized.

 

How Does Constipation Harm Our Bodies?

First off, let’s talk about how uncomfortable constipation can be. The periods I got constipated, I had this uncomfortable bloated feeling. Visits to the bathroom didn’t do much by way of relief either as the stool passage was inadequate and uncomfortable. Apparently, women tend to experience constipation more than men. Then the flatus passed during periods of constipation can be very foul-smelling due to the byproduct of bacterial activity in the feces. Passing flatus can then become very embarrassing if you are in the wrong place or pops out at the wrong time.

Serious Effects Of Constipation

Asides from the considerable discomfort, and potential for embarrassment, constipation can hold more severe consequences for our bodies. A number of the ways being constipated can harm the body include:

  • Promotion of harmful bacterial activity: Fecal matter contains bacteria. During chronic constipation, there is an increase in the gut’s bacterial activity, which may cause infections.
  • Hemorrhoids: These are painful dilation of the veins around the rectal and anal areas. Chronic constipation carries the risk of causing hemorrhoids due to constipated individuals having to strain a lot during defecation.
  • Anal fissures: Anal fissures are tears in the anus. Someone who’s chronically constipated is especially prone to this due to the feces becoming too hard and subsequently causing tears in the anal lining during defecation attempts.
  • Fecal impaction: The longer feces remain in the guts, the more water is removed. Imagine a stool that stays so long in one place, and so much water is removed that it hardens like a brick and cannot be pushed that. It’s a situation I’m guessing no one would enjoy being in. Still, it is just one of the many ways constipation can harm our bodies.
  • Rectal prolapse: This effect is not very common, but constant straining during chronic constipation may cause a part of the rectum to protrude out of the anus.
  • Vomiting: While this may seem far-fetched, it isn’t when all factors are considered. Chronic constipation causes digestion and peristaltic movements to slow down. This, in turn, can trigger vomiting. Vomiting can cause us to lose body fluids and essential electrolytes leading to dehydration and attendant effects.

 

Conclusion

Constipation is a common issue, that in acute episodes may only cause mild symptoms. However, chronic constipation has significant broad-ranging consequences on our health. The potential severity is not generally understood by many. As a result, the need to make constipation an issue we need to take more seriously as bowel health can significantly affect other components of our overall health and it’s a mild symptom to a bigger underlying health problem. The only way out? To improve our health and what goes into our diet.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

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