Constipation can be said to be a relatively common situation, many people in life have encountered constipation, once constipation has a lot of impact on our body, what are the reasons that lead people to constipation?
Many people will be constipated mainly because of bad habits, if we consume good coarse fiber food every day, this will lead to a reduction in the volume of stool, intestinal peristalsis slowed down, after that it is easy to have constipation. Clinical experiments have found that the reflexes of the stomach and large intestine are related to the amount of food eaten, we eat less will also lead to constipation.
We will also find some obese people can also lead to constipation, obese people are generally lack of exercise, so our intestines and stomach can not get enough exercise, resulting in constipation. Cultivating the habit of regular bowel movements is very important for both the elderly and young people, if often neglected bowel movements, resulting in the suppression of intestinal reflex is also prone to constipation.
The influence of people’s mental factors on the human body can be said to be very large, usually if we seem to have some suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression and other symptoms, then these types of people are also more likely to suffer from constipation than ordinary people. So the way to relieve constipation in this case is to divert your attention appropriately, communicate more with your family and friends, and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
Systemic diseases, including Parkinson’s syndrome, uremia, diabetes, cerebrovascular accidents, etc., may also cause constipation.
These include rectal prolapse, tumors, hernias, and inflammatory bowel disease causing constipation. Intestinal lesions can cause functional outlet obstruction, which can lead to difficult bowel movements.
Middle-aged and elderly people are the main group of constipation. With aging, there is a significant decrease in physical strength and food intake, which in turn leads to a decrease in the secretion of digestive juices in the gastrointestinal tract, insufficient peristalsis and tone of the intestinal canal, muscle weakness, decreased gastrocolic reflexes, weakened external anal sphincter, etc.
A number of age-related gastrointestinal manifestations lead to prolonged dwell time of food in the intestinal tract and excessive water absorption leading to constipation. In addition, elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease tend to lose their evacuation reflex, which leads to constipation.