Constipation, a symptom of many diseases, is not a disease. Constipation means different things to different people. So what are the dangers of being chronically constipated?

What are the dangers of constipation for the human body?

Occurrence of hemorrhoids: constipation when defecation force exclusion, rectal neck pressure increases, blocking venous return, so that the normal anal cushion congestive hypertrophy and repeated to the distal displacement, the fibrous intervals gradually relax until the fracture and accompanied by venous plexus bruising, dilation, fusion, and even mixed with small arterial and venous fistulae, the final formation of hemorrhoids.
Aggravated cardiovascular disease: constipation with cardiovascular disease in elderly patients, defecation, too much force, will make the blood pressure rise, the body’s oxygen consumption increases, it is easy to induce cerebral hemorrhage, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and even life-threatening.
Formation of abdominal hernia: constipation, because of defecation force too much, intra-abdominal pressure suddenly increased, abdominal organs such as small intestine through the abdominal wall weakness to the surface of the body protruding, abdominal hernia may be formed.
Damage to beauty: long-term constipation, harmful substances reabsorbed into the blood, resulting in rough skin, no luster, the formation of acne, hyperpigmentation, facial blemishes and so on.

Some tips for people with constipation

Get enough fiber
Increase fiber-rich foods such as watercress, oat bran, oatmeal, and bran. Add moderate amounts of gas-producing vegetables such as potatoes, radishes, raw cucumbers, onions, and soybeans. For fruits, eat more bananas, apples, kiwis, strawberries, and grapefruit.
Eliminate stress
Stress can cause constipation, also known as irritable bowel syndrome. If you don’t know how to relieve stress, you may be more susceptible to constipation.
Exercise properly
The extent to which exercise relieves constipation varies from person to person and from age to age. In general, it is recommended to exercise 2-3 times a week for about 30 minutes at a time with light sweating.

Adequate hydration
Loss of water in the bowel is a major cause of constipation. Additional water can stimulate intestinal peristalsis and soften stool, and at the same time have a stimulating effect on defecation, reflex defecation. But do not drink strong tea, strong tea tannins have astringent effect, not conducive to intestinal peristalsis.

Develop good bowel habits
If you often delay the time of bowel movement, you can make the bowel reflex weakened, causing habitual constipation. Therefore, to treat constipation, we need to change the bad bowel habits, restore the normal bowel reflex and normal bowel function, and develop the habit of regular bowel movement. Whether you have a bowel movement or not, it is best to squat once at a fixed time. It is not recommended to exert too much effort or too long when defecating, and it is better to control it within 5 minutes.

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