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Various causes of Constipation: Pregnancy, age, fiber and more..

BY: Deena David | Category: Health and Fitness | Post Date: 2009-12-11
 



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Constipation is a condition that affects many people. This can cause a lot of suffering and hardship in the people. Though it is not considered to be a serious problem by many people, it is a condition that causes more psychological and also physical problems than many other conditions. A person who is suffering from constipation may have a lot of discomfort too.

Reason for constipation:

There are many causes of constipation, but the reason for the constipation is usually the decreased amount of water in the stools. This can occur because of the increased absorption of the water from the stools that cause the person to have decreased water in the stools leading to constipation.
The major causes for constipation are as follows:

1. Ageing:


The age of a person plays a major role in the constipation that occurs in an individual. This is because when the person gets old, there is decreased activity and this is one of the reasons for the constipation. As a person ages, the muscles become weak in the person leading to decreased movement of the stools and this longer period that it is in the colon leads to more absorption of water from the stools leading to constipation.

2. Decreased fiber in the food:

The decreased intake of food that contains enough amount of fiber is another very important reason for the individual to have constipation. A person who has a lot of fiber in the diet can have increased content in the food that increases the motility of the stools. Decreased fiber is a major cause of constipation.

3. Pregnancy:

This is another cause of the constipation in the person. A person who is pregnant may have various changes in the body due to the foetus and one of the changes is incomplete evacuation and also decreased activity. These factors lead to the constipation in a pregnant woman.

4. Decreased activity levels of people:

People who have decreased activity are also prone to have constipation. This is because when the person is very active, then the individual will have a lot of muscle activity and also energy needs. This is got from the digested food. When the person has decreased activity, then a lot of changes in the body takes place and this causes the individual to have more the food to be undigested for a long time and also causes the food to stay in the colon for a long time. All these factors cause constipation in a person with deceased activity levels.

5. Other factors:

There are also various other factors that can cause constipation in a person and these include factors like travelling, dehydration that causes the loss of water from the stools. It can also be caused by diseases of the colon or the rectum. There are also some people who have constipation because of the stress in work and various other psychological factors.

These are the various causes of constipation in a person. These causes can be easily modified or treated and this can cause the person to have decreased levels of constipation. There are some conditions that are very easily modified or rectified and others that cannot be easily rectified.

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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