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Constipation
 
Standard Definition

Constipation results when food moves too slowly through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Usually the cause is dietary, however a recent onset of constipation may indicate more serious problems like bowel cancer and you should seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

The most common causes of constipation are lack of water, fibre and exercise. Proper bowel health requires regular elimination of toxins and the proper balance of bowel bacteria. These are disrupted in constipation, which may contribute to many health problems including eczema, arthritis and thrush. An imbalance in bowel flora may, in turn, contribute to constipation.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Poor diet, low in fruits, vegetables, fibre and water
  • Dehydration
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Medications
  • Lack of exercise
  • Anxiety and stress
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Absence of or infrequent bowel motions
  • Straining on defaecation
  • Hard and/or incomplete stool
  • Bloating and pain
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Digestive function assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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