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Myths and Facts about Constipation

By on June 29, 2013 in Diseases with 0 Comments


Learn some myths and facts about constipation:


You should have bowel movement daily.

Constipation causes toxins to be absorbed by the body and create diseases and other medical issues.

Constipation just means you have to add more fiber to diet.

Coffee and castor oil can help relieve constipation.

Having blood in stool is not a big deal and its normal.

Constipation only affects people of older age and not children.

Ignoring the urge to defecate doesn’t cause any problem.


You should have three bowel movements in a week.

Constipation doesn’t result in absorption of toxins.

Constipation may be a sign of other disease such as diabetes or abnormal thyroid functioning or can be a result of stroke or Parkinson’s disease or as side effect of drug.

For people with lactose intolerance, dairy products may cause constipation.

Traveling and change in routine may cause constipation.

Depression may cause problem in the regularity of bowel movements.

Holding the urge to defecate causes the defecation reflex to fade away slowly and the regularity of the bowel movement gets affected. Therefore, whenever you feel the urge to defecate, try not to ignore it.

Many medications cause constipation as a side effect.

Lack of enough fiber content in your diet causes constipation. So take care of the fiber content in your daily diet.

Prunes are good for patient suffering from constipation.

Drink a lot of water because it helps improve constipation symptoms.

Physical exercise is not only good for the whole body, but also for the GIT to keep bowel movements regular.



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