Constipation when to see a doctor?

Symptoms of constipation

As a basic criterion used in the diagnosis of constipation is assumed to be the frequency of bowel movements and if they occur less than three times a week, you can then suspect constipation.
Note! You can, for the same frequency of stool output is an individual matter, but if it happens too rarely, stool is lumpy, dry, and defecation occurs with difficulty (sometimes painful), then we have to deal with constipation.

Additionally, it may accompany abdominal fullness or incomplete bowel movements.

When should I go to the doctor?

For many people, especially younger and less burdensome suffering constipation, diagnosis often occurs only after a conversation with the patient.

Most often assumed that the constipation we have to do, if you were with us in the past three months at a time, at least two of the following symptoms:
  • a bowel movement fewer than three times a week;
  • increased pressure at least once every four bowel movements;
  • lumpy or hard stools at least once every four bowel movements;
  • temporary or permanent feeling of incomplete bowel movement;
  • feeling of obstacles in the rectum or anus at least once every four bowel movements. 

Death begins in a clogged intestines

- Rare stools (constipation) leads to the accumulation of toxic fractions of nutrients and decaying fecal deposits - warns Dr. Jensen , author of many books on the health of the digestive tract.

- This causes the emission of toxins into the bloodstream , which may ultimately just kill a man - he added.

According to the National Institutes of Health, constipation is one who defecates less frequently than every three days.

But according to most sources, constipation can have one who does not flushes daily.

The good news: from constipation can be free ...

Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff , practices in the Medical School at Harvard, shows that constipation - even chronic - can be removed in three stages tested. The first, as he says, is to eat more fiber.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Milwaukee reports that people -eating meals rich in fiber, less doskwierają constipation. In fact, 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day fecal deposits softens and gives light defecation.

Denis Burkitt , an American doctor of medicine, conducted a study in 1971 among Africans in rural and urban Africans. Rural eat meals rich in dietary fiber, and urban opposite. The results speak for themselves: rural Africans defecation daily, others every few days.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association published in 2002, the results of the study at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. The study found : eating more fiber from foods or supplements can prevent or relieve constipation by softening the stool and accelerate intestinal transit.


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