Treating Constipation with Laxatives

It is a long held belief that the best way of treating constipation is with a laxative. You can find them over the counter or by a doctor’s prescription. Laxatives work by causing the muscles of the colon to contract and help push waste out of the body. Most of the time, they are very effective for short term use. However if you have a constipation problem that is more than just a situational issue, laxatives won’t be effective at clearing up the problem entirely and the symptoms will return.

Besides not being effective for the duration of the bowel constipation, laxatives when used for a long period of time can be damaging to your health. Here are just a few of the ways laxatives can harm you and your digestive tract.

  • dependency
  • insomnia
  • hard time concentrating

There are two ways in which a person can become dependent on laxatives if used for a long period of time. The first is as a diuretic. In some cases, once a person realizes that they can lose weight quickly with the use of a laxative, they may become dependent and develop anorexic tendencies. This doesn’t mean that laxatives cause anorexia, however they are often a key component in an anorexic’s weight loss. The other way many people become dependent on laxatives is by using them for too long and causing damage to the colon muscle. After awhile, the colon becomes dependent on the laxative to do its job and can’t perform waste elimination without it anymore. For this reason, even if it is effective, you may want to consider another method of treating constipation.

Since laxatives are a stimulant, in some people, they cause insomnia. With the medical community’s focus on the importance of proper rest in recent history, you are aware that not getting good sleep is detrimental to many facets of our lives. Your job performance and social interactions, such as with family members, and your overall health can be diminished by not having the rest your body needs to function at its best. Over a period of time the laxatives that are helping with abdominal constipation could harm everything else.

Not being able to concentrate goes along with the insomnia symptom. In some cases, the inability to concentrate could have more to do with needing to use the bathroom urgently than from a lack of sleep. With laxative use, it’s like going from one extreme to the other. Before you couldn’t go at all and now it seems you can’t stop going. A more gentle form of constipation relief would be much easier to live with.

Treating constipation with laxatives is effective in the short run. For lasting relief that won’t cause all of these negative side effects consider New Colon Sweep. This treatment for constipation is all natural and gentle on your system.

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