Constipation – The Cause Of Toxic Colon
By: Bardnurz Sham
Many of us lead a busy life that we hardly pay any attention to whether or not we empty our bowels daily. Constipation is a very common problem that affects at least 80% of today’s population at some point during their lives, yet most of us fail to realize the seriousness of it.
Not only does it cause you to spend a longer time in the toilet, constipation also causes abdominal discomfort, bloated stomach, excess wind and piles. If you are constipated and feeling lethargic, irritable, experiencing difficulty concentrating at work, suffering from skin problems or frequent headaches, it is high time that you realize that all these problems are the direct effects of your constipation.
In fact, constipation must be taken seriously as it is often linked to more severe problems, including high blood pressure, varicose veins, heartburn, weight gain, backache, arthritis and increased risk of several common cancers such as colorectal and breast cancer.
To understand constipation better, it helps to know how the colon (large intestines) works.
As food moves through the colon, it absorbs water while forming waste products, or stool. By the time the stool reaches the rectum, it is solid because most of the water has been absorbed. Ideally this should take approximately 12 hours, but when we are constipated, this makes take up to 50 hours. The longer the stool stays in the body, the harder it gets, explaining the need to strain in the toilet, and subsequently the painful piles on the rear.
The longer the stool stays in the body also increases your body’s exposure to harmful toxins as waste matter starts to build up in the colon. As it decays and putrefies, waste matter releases toxins and noxious gases that seep into the blood. When the colon is polluted, the blood will also pollute. When the blood gets polluted, it cannot effectively remove waste from the cells. Hence, you can never be truly healthy when you are constipated.
Some of the toxin compounds formed during fermentation of food in the colon are with numerous potentially serious consequences. These include ammonia and amines (liver toxins), nitrosamines, indoles and skatoles (carcinogens), phenols and cresols (cancer promoters), estrogens (carcinogens and breast cancer promoters), secondary bileacids (carcinogens or active colon cancer promoters), aglycones (mutagens) and others.
Let think about this, the foul smell emitted when you leave meat debris in your rubbish bin for days. Terrible, isn’t it? But when you think about it, this is exactly what happens in your body when you are constipated. Food waste, that include be days old, will be sitting in your colon, decaying, serving as a breeding ground for bad bacteria and parasites. As it builds up, it gets heavier and heavier, with you carrying all the load with you day after day. No wonder constipation makes you uncomfortable, bloated and lethargic.
When the interstitial fluid surrounding the intestinal wall is plugged-up with wastes, nutrient absorption will be hampered as well. This causes further decline in one’s well being.
The effects of constipation are not just physical but can affect you in other ways. The results of a survey carried out by a specialist show that:
– 50% attested that constipation affected their ability to concentrates at work.
– 33% complained of backache when constipated.
– 75% said constipated made them feel tired or irritable.
– 1 in 4 said it affected their love life.
– 65% of people mentioned discomfort, fatigue and skin complaints as symptoms they associated with constipation.
When your colon is healthy, you will have two or more well-performed bowel movements a day. If you have to strain or have to read a magazine while you wait for a movement, then you are constipated. Another indication of constipation is when your stools are small and narrow, or if they are short or hard.
Unless you clean out the colon, you can never prevent the many health problems that can shorten your life or make your senior years a miserable time, and will never regain vibrant health. To clean out the colon, you must first, move your bowels daily, preferably twice. If you’re suffering from constipation, and you don’t want it to get worse, there is hope for you. To help get rid of your impacted bowel once and for all, you must start by making a few lifestyle changes, including eating a diet high in fiber, drinking plenty of healthful living water, and exercising.
If the diet lacks fiber, there’s not enough bulk to push wastes through the colon. Even though diet is a major cause of sluggish colon, simply eating better food is not the solution. Many who have switched to a natural raw food, properly combined diet, would still be constipated, as matter have become so hardened and thickened that diet alone won’t do the trick. When this happens, taking a safe herbal tea to aid the elimination and a high fiber supplements often works miracles to restore regular bowel movement.
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Replace Laxatives By Probiotics – Benefits?
Laxatives are not good if it is taken periodically. Few with constipation problems, may resort to them and very soon get addicted to it. More over, they do not absorb the fat in the food and make a person very lean and there would be a sudden weight loss. Green tea and herbal tea are good for skin and stomach but are not good if it is consumed in the long run. They lead to dramatic weight loss.
It is often not recommended to have over the counter medications. Women who are pregnant should strictly avoid this. They often experience heart burning sensation and indigestion during pregnancy. Remedy to this is not alternate medicines or stool softeners but natural products like probiotics which are present in curds, milk, soy milk must be consumed. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits as it is not only good for your stomach problems but are also good due to the nutritional value it has. Both you and your to- be born kid will enjoy the benefits of the hidden nutrients, vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables.
Some have also revealed that it can have undesired effects on women. It disturbs the menstrual cycle or your fertility. If you get menstrual cramps it could be due to the use of such laxatives. Use of senna in women who are planning for a kid and want to get pregnant should avoid it!
Other women (non pregnant) or men, remember not to take them more than what is recommended. Vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, rectal bleeding, nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting, dehydration and electrolyte disorder may be few of the disorder. In extreme cases, it may lead to surgery and removal of large colon due to prolonged severe constipation and pain.
Switch over to natural products, drink lots of water. Water therapy is the best therapy to treat chronic constipation. As soon as you get up in the morning, do not brush your teeth. Drink luke warm water, at first you can start of with 2-3 glasses of water and do not eat anything immediately after this. The more you drink, the better it is for your stomach. Your body needs water for its functioning and it is a natural stool softner. After half an hour, you can brush your teeth and have your break fast. Through out the day, do not forget to drink 8-10 glasses. It is recommended to have one to two litres of water every day! Drink water and avoid all kinds of ailments!
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