Constipation

Constipation
by Marsha William

 

What is constipation-

  • A condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels usually associated with hardened feces

Chronic Constipation

  • Infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer

OIC Constipation

  • Opioid Induced Constipation- adverse reaction

What are some of the symptoms

  • Passing fewer than three stools a week
  • Having lumpy or hard stools
  • Straining to have bowel movements
  • Feeling as though there a blockage in your rectum that prevents bowel movements
  • Feeling as though you can’t completely empty the stool from your rectum
  • Needing help to empty your rectum, such as using your hands to press on your abdomen and using a finger to remove stool from your rectum

Problems with the nerves around the colon and rectum

Neurological problems can affect the nerves that causes muscles in the colon and rectum to contract and move stool through the intestines.

  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Complications

  • Swollen veins in your anus hemorrhoids
  • Torn skin in your anus (anal fissure)
  • Stool that can’t be expelled (fecal impaction)
  • Intestine that protrudes from the anus (rectal prolapsed)

What are some of the causes of Constipation

  • A diet heavy in meat and dairy products
  • A diet heavy in processed foods, which are high in fat and sugar
  • Lack of high-fiber foods
  • Not enough water and other fluids
  • To much alcohol or caffeine
  • Lack of exercise
  • Ignoring the urge to usehe bathroom

Always check on your child

Are they Straining – Do they go to the bathroom at least once a Day? Is their Blood in their stool? Are they straining?

 

Stool remaining to Long in your Intestines
  • Unbearable Pelvic and Abdominal Pressure and Pain
  • Poor Appetite
  • Back Pain
  • Difficult to Bend or to Sit Down
  • Impacted Bowels
  • Mucoid Plaque
  • Headaches
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Dehydration
  • Digestive Problems
  • Anal Tears

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Colonic Polyps-Colonoscopy-Colorectal Cancer-Crohn’s Disease-Diverticulosis Diverticulitis-Intestinal Obstruction-Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Ulcerative Colitis

What colors can poop be?

 

While brown poop is considered the “normal” color of poop, some greenish-brown hues may also be acceptable.

Poop can be other colors too, such as:

Black
Stools that are black, especially if they have the appearance of coffee grounds, suggest gastrointestinal bleeding. Substances such as iron supplements, black licorice, black stout, and bismuth medications also cause black poop.

 

White
If stools are white, gray, or pale, a person may have an issue with the liver or gallbladder as pale stools suggest a lack of bile. Some anti-diarrhea medications cause white stools.

Green
Spinach, kale, or other green foods can cause green poop. However, green-colored stool may be a sign that there is too much bile and not enough bilirubin in the poop.

Red
Poop that is red-colored may be the result of gastrointestinal bleeding. Small amounts of blood in the stool can indicate hemorrhoids.
Eating beets or red berries, or drinking beet or tomato juice, also turns poop red. Once these foods have passed through the digestive tract, poop should become brown again.

Orange
Consuming many orange-colored foods, which are rich in a pigment called beta-carotene, causes orange stool.

Carrots, sweet potatoes, and winter squash are among the many foods that contain this pigment.

However, blocked bile ducts or certain medications including some antacids and the antibiotic rifampin can cause orange poop.

Yellow
If stool appears yellow or is greasy-looking, it suggests the poop contains too much fat. This may be the result of absorption issues, or difficulty producing enzymes or bile.

Most people will experience variations in stool color at some stage. Usually, this is down to diet or some other minor cause. However, anyone who experiences changes in poop color that last for 2 or more weeks or has red or black stool should see their doctor.

Things You Can Do

What will cause a *Quick Work*

  • 2 teaspoons of Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 32oz of warm water
  • First thing in the morning on an empty stomach
  • Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of Sea salt in 32 oz of warm water
  • Drink down within 15 mins
  • Lay down
  • Things should start to move out in about 45 mins to an hour

Emergencies- Go GET A Colonics

Things that will help things go a little smoother

  • Water! Water! Water!
  • More Fiber in your diet
  • Probiotics-Get all the bad bacteria out and add good bacteria
  • Cascara Sagrada- will get everything moving
  • Senna Tea
  • Citrate Magnesium
  • Magnesium
  • Exercise
  • Incorporate more of the Daniel Fast at least 3 or 4 times a week
  • Eliminate meat maybe a couple of days a week

Keep your Child Healthy

  • More water
  • Make your own freeze pops with fruit
  • Cut down sugar in their diet
  • Fresh fruits
  • More healthy snacks
  • Make your own popcorn
  • Eliminate hot flavored snacks
  • Yogurt with fresh strawberries or blueberries
  • Trail mixes
  • Raisins

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