What is Constipation?
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Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. With constipation stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate. Some people who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating, and the sensation of a full bowel.
Tears of the anus may occur and causes painful, bleeding of the delicate anal tissue. Blood may occur outside the stool. Painful passage of stool in constipated children may cause the withholding of stool and lead to more constipation or even the involuntary passage of stool (encopresis).
What Causes Constipation?
Chronic constipation can be due to many disorders or may even be the side effect of prescription drugs. It is a common symptom affecting most people some time. Even though it is rarely life threatening, it can greatly affect the overall well-being of a person.
Constipation is a symptom and not a disease.
Chronic constipation can be caused by a variety of colon disorders, pelvic inflammatory diseases and even colon cancer. Basically, the movement of contents through the colon is disturbed. There is frequently a slow transit time for passage of the waste products of digestion. This is not healthy as it does not allow the release of waste products from the body, ie. the normal detoxification process is obstructed leading to a feeling of sluggishness and congestion.
Is Diet Important?
Diet is of great importance in maintaining good bowel hygiene. Consuming a diet of high fiber is important to assure the bowel can do its job of cleansing and clearing. The typical American diet is often low in fiber and high in carbohydrates.
Can Homeopathy Help?
Homeopathy addresses the whole person. No matter what the underlying cause of the constipation, homeopathy treats the whole person. With homeopathic remedies the whole metabolic pathway is addressed and restored to homeostasis. Many people who use homeopathy as their primary mode of treatment frequently report a return of balance in all the physiological functions of the body, particularly in the realm of normal passage of stool.
Call Today for Treatment
Dr.Wanda Bedinghaus is not only a professional trained homeopathic physician, but also a board-certified pediatrician. She is ready to assist you in restoring your health. Call today 303.986.0492. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.