Complications of constipation and methods of treatment and Prevention

Condition common affect people of all ages are represented in the reduced bowel movement results in difficulty in passing the output of stool through the anus. Relieve severe constipation from person to person, some suffer for a short time and there to suffer them for too long(chronic constipation).

In this article, we will explore the people most susceptible to constipation, and its complications and methods of treatment and Prevention.

The people most prone to constipation

  • The elderly.
  • Patients confined to just the bed.
  • People obese.
  • Children and young people.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People who don’t need their diet for fiber.
  • People who are depressed and.
  • People who use laxatives excessively and continuously.

How long depends on the source of constipation see a doctor?

Although constipation may be extremely uncomfortable, but it is usually not serious, but in some cases may reflect a major health problem in need of a medical intervention, urgent and fast, there are some cases that suggest the need to visit a doctor, such as:

  • If the symptoms of constipation, severe and persistent for more than three weeks.
  • Very severe pain in the anus or bleeding during defecation process as a result of anal fissures or cracks in the mucous layer lining of the rectum.
  • Be accompanied by symptoms of other diseases such as fatigue, stress, inactivity, lack of ability to endure cold weather; often these reflect the symptoms of a deficiency in the activity of the thyroid gland.
  • Be accompanied by puke frequent pain in abdomen, often reflect the symptoms of having intestinal obstruction.
  • Severe pain in the abdomen with constipation level and getting worse, especially if accompanied by fever.
  • Sudden loss of consciousness without diet or plan to lose weight.

Complications of chronic constipation

Rarely causes any complications or health problems long-term. The treatment is usually effective, especially if treatment is started immediately, however, if you suffer from chronic constipation in the long run, may be more vulnerable to the risk of certain complications, such as:

  • Anal bleeding as a result of sustained stress during the process of defecation and hardening of the stool.
  • Hemorrhoids, and inflammation in the blood vessels supplying the rectum and the anus.
  • Anal fissure(Anal Fissure), or tear around the anus.
  • Sudden diarrhea after a long bout of constipation.
  • Fecal impaction in the rectum which leads to its blockage and blockage of the anal opening.
  • Rectal prolapse(Rectal Prolapse): where part of the intestine the lower web of the anus.

The treatment of constipation and Prevention

Treatment starts through prevention; the role of the prevention is better than cure, and the treatment will depend on the reason and the length and extent of severity of symptoms. In many cases can be cured by changes in diet and lifestyle.

The treatment of constipation and prevention through improved dietary habits and daily habits in our lives.

  • Eat ample amounts of water daily(2 liters).
  • Eating food rich in fiber such as vegetables and fruits.
  • Exercise and stay away from laziness and lethargy.
  • Reduce drinking coffee, alcohol, Colas and fizzy drinks.
  • Do not delay to go to the bathroom if I felt the urge to poop.
  • The war on access the toilet regularly at the same time daily.
  • Stay away from depression and stress.
  • Avoid the use of laxatives at random and without consulting a doctor.

In the case of persistence of constipation despite all the previous actions, we resort to medical:

  • The use of laxatives by the doctor.
  • Enemas(Enemas).
  • Suppositories(Suppositories).
  • Surgical intervention in the case of rectal prolapse.


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