Big Problems May Arise When You Ignore Signs And Symptoms Of Constipation
One mistake that you no longer wish to make is to simply ignore the constipation symptoms no matter how often the problem occurs or disappears. Of course, there are many factors that may lead to problems with short term cases of constipation which is perhaps why the condition is very common and so rarely treated by a doctor. When the signs and symptoms do not intensify and normal bowel movements returns within a few days, there are certainly no long term health issues caused by the constipation.
There are certain situation when the bowel functioning don't normalize and the signs of constipation persist for several days without lessening. Long term constipation pain is a serious medical concern as it can lead to the accumulation of toxic waste in the colon and along the walls of the gastrointestinal tract. With this, future bowel movements will compact this waste material along the walls where it will harden and dry. And compacted feces along the gastrointestinal walls make it easier for parasites such as hook worms to cling to the lining of the colon. In time, these parasites would become a drain upon your body and may weaken your immune system's ability to repel dangerous bacteria.
Read on and discover some health problems that can arise when waste and undigested food are allowed to accumulate in the colon system and intestines:
* Diverticulitis. This condition is very severe for our overall health because it causes herniated pockets to develop in the colon system. Literally, these pockets store toxic waste and thus are potential sources for long term toxic damage including cancer. The accumulation of compacted waste and undigested foods make the entire colon system more toxic and lead to a number of health problems like colon cancer, and even the development of polyps.
* Candidasis. This is a yeast infection growing out of control within your gastrointestinal tract. Typically, symptoms are caused by a weakened immune system and include: Constipation; Diarrhea; Indigestion; Chronic to severe fatigue and general loss of energy, even during midday; Severe and acute constipation abdominal pain; Gastritis; Skin problems including acne, and rashes; Mucus in stool.
* Septicemia. In cases of protracted fecal impaction and the resulting inability to pass stool, harmful bacteria and toxins will be absorbed into your blood stream. These harmful substances will cause cell damage to several systems and if the bacteria are allowed to accumulate for a prolonged period nor if the immune system is weakened by other causes, a condition known as septicemia may develop. This is little more than a massive infection raging in your body, and it can lead to death if not cured immediately with antibiotic or other antimicrobial treatments.
You could not actually avoid constipation forever. Even using suppositories, enemas and even natural laxatives will only alleviate short term constipation symptoms. However you can help avoid constipation problems by eating a diet rich in fiber and helping your digestive system to function more effectively. Drinking adequate amount of water and eating the daily recommended amount of fiber will help keep the stool soft and bowel movements regular. But, if prevention fails, don't ignore the signs and symptoms of constipation because there may be severe consequences to your long term health when you do.