Few of us actually consult with our physician when it comes to constipation treatment and the condition remains the number one medical problem that does not get diagnosed. No one wants to bother with finding our insurance cards, making the appointment, and then going through the hassle of getting time off of work to seek constipation help from a doctor. After all, there are a number of over the counter constipation remedies available at the local drug or grocery store so why go to all that trouble when the condition can be treated so easily on our own?
Treatment for constipation is actually complicated by the large number of factors that can lead to the condition. Just a few of the potential causes of constipation include:
- Recent change to diet
- New medication
- Excessive exercise
- Drinking alcohol or caffeinated products
- Withholding bowel movement
- Other medical problems such as diabetes, MS, or Parkinson’s Disease
- Pregnancy constipation
So, how does one know when it is time to stop taking laxatives for a constipation problem and to consult with a physician? Well, short term constipation problems are typically not a problem and they will go away when you cease the behavior that is causing the issue. However, when you begin going past 4 days without a bowel movement, then other constipation symptoms beyond the typical pain and discomfort of passing stool begin to emerge, such as:
- Lower back or severe abdominal pain—even when not trying to pass stool.
- Nausea/loss of appetite
- Bloody stool
- White discharge/diarrhea
While there are a lot of potential causes of constipation, a fecal impaction is one of the most common. Basically a blockage in your colon that does not allow waste or feces to pass from your body in a timely fashion, a fecal impaction causes constipation and even greater medical issues when left untreated. Eating a diet high in saturated fat or consuming fast food every other night will typically cause the digestive system to slow down and allow feces and other waste products to cling to the walls of the colon and gastrointestinal tract.
Over time, hundreds of layers of this compacted feces may form making chronic constipation problems more and more likely. The average person over the age of 40 walks around with approximately 15 pounds of compacted feces in their colon which tends to weaken the immune system and leave you more susceptible to parasites and disease.
The best method for preventing blockages and the constipation pain associated with them is to flush the gastrointestinal tract with a colon cleanser. An all natural bowel cleanser will remove the compacted feces and thus help prevent constipation problems in the future. If laxative or typical constipation treatment fails, it is likely that you have a serious fecal impaction and the best way to prevent these from forming is to periodically use a colon cleanser at regular intervals.
Try New Colon Sweep today and discover how natural, safe, gentle and effective chronic constipation relief can be.