Constipation means that a person’s bowel movement is difficult or less than normal, and almost everyone suffers from it at a certain point in their lives. It is not considered a serious health problem. However, the person will feel comfortable when he is treated and the bowel movement returns to normal.
Bowel movements vary from time to time; some people have three bowel movements a day, others move to two movements a week, and the longer the person is exposed to constipation.
Symptoms of infection
- Lack of bowel movement.
- Problem in bowel movement (tensioning).
- Hard or small stools.
- Feeling uncomfortable and not going out all the amount of feces.
- Abdominal swelling and pain.
Causes of infection
- Antacids containing calcium or aluminum.
- Changes in a person’s normal diet or activities.
- Colon Cancer.
- Eat lots of dairy products.
- Eating disorders.
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
- Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.
- Motor inactivity.
- Do not consume enough water or fiber in the daily diet.
- Excessive use of laxatives (over time, this may weaken bowel muscles).
- Problems in the nerves and muscles of the digestive system.
- Resist the urge to defecate, and some people do because of hemorrhoids.
- Some medications (especially strong painkillers, antidepressants, or iron pills).
- Lazy in the thyroid.
- Drink up to four cups of water daily (if a doctor does not require a person to limit fluids for other health reasons).
- Try to drink warm liquids, especially in the morning.
- Eat vegetables and fruits regularly, and make them an essential ingredient in your diet.
- Eat peaches and bran grains.
- If necessary, very light use of stool disinfectants such as docosat, laxatives such as magnesium hydroxide, and the use of laxatives for more than two weeks without consulting a physician; excessive use and ingestion may make it worse.
Prevention and injury
- A balanced diet with plenty of fiber, good sources of fiber: fruits, vegetables, legumes, bread, whole grains (especially bran).
- Drink water in moderate amounts regularly.
- Avoid caffeine because it may cause dehydration.
- Avoid drinking milk; some people are susceptible to constipation when drinking milk or one of its derivatives.
- Regular exercise.
- Go to the bathroom when feeling the need for it, and do not try to hold urine or curb the urge to enter the bathroom.