Generally medical books says CONSTIPATION IS THE FATHER OF DISEASE
It is true chronic constipation
may leads to digestive problems, gas problems, and mental worries,
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.
Constipation is a symptom, not a
disease. Almost everyone experiences constipation at some point in their
life, and a poor diet typically is the cause.
Most constipation is temporary and
Understanding its causes,
prevention, and treatment will help most people find relief.
What causes constipation?
constipation, it helps to know how the colon, or large intestine, works. As
food moves through the colon, the colon absorbs water from the food while it
forms waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the colon then push the
stool toward the rectum. By the time stool reaches the rectum it is solid,
because most of the water has been absorbed.
occurs when the colon absorbs too much water or if the colon’s muscle contractions
are slow or sluggish, causing the stool to move through the colon too slowly.
As a result, stools can become hard and dry.
Common causes of constipation are
Not enough fibre in the diet
lack of physical activity
(especially in the elderly)
Medications( pain medications
especially narcotics, antacids that contain aluminum and calcium, blood
pressure medications, antispasmodics, antidepressants
Iron supplements, diuretics,
Irritable bowel syndrome
Changes in life or routine such as
pregnancy, aging, and travel
Abuse of laxativesIgnoring the urge to have a bowel
Specific diseases or conditions,
such as stroke (most common)
Problems with the colon and rectum
Problems with intestinal function
(chronic idiopathic constipation)
The doctor may
ask a patient to describe his or her constipation, including duration of
symptoms, frequency of bowel movements, and consistency of stools, presence of
blood in the stool, and toilet habits— how often and where one has bowel
movements. A record of eating habits, medication, and level of physical
activity will also help the doctor determine the cause of constipation.
definition of constipation is having any two of the following symptoms for at
least 12 weeks—not always consecutive—in the previous 12 months:
Straining during bowel movements
Lumpy or hard stool
Sensation of incomplete evacuation
Sensation of anorectal
Fewer than three bowel movements
Can constipation be serious?
constipation can lead to complications. These complications include
haemorrhoids, caused by straining to have a bowel movement, or anal
fissures—tears in the skin around the anus—caused when hard stool stretches the
sphincter muscle. As a result, rectal bleeding may occur, appearing as bright
red streaks on the surface of the stool. Treatment for haemorrhoids may include
warm tub baths, ice packs, and application of a special cream to the affected
area. Treatment for anal fissures may include stretching the sphincter muscle
or surgically removing the tissue or skin in the affected area.
straining causes a small amount of intestinal lining to push out from the anal
opening. This condition, known as rectal prolapse, may lead to secretion of
mucus from the anus. Usually eliminating the cause of the prolapse, such as
straining or coughing, is the only treatment necessary. Severe or chronic
prolapse requires surgery to strengthen and tighten the anal sphincter muscle or
to repair the prolapsed lining.
also cause hard stool to pack the intestine and rectum so tightly that the
normal pushing action of the colon is not enough to expel the stool. This
condition, called fecal impaction, occurs most often in children and older
adults. An impaction can be softened with mineral oil taken by mouth and by an
enema. After softening the impaction, the doctor may break up and remove part
of the hardened stool by inserting one or two fingers into the anus.
Points to Remember
Constipation affects almost
everyone at one time or another.
Many people think they are
constipated when, in fact, their bowel movements are regular.
The most common causes of
constipation are poor diet and lack of exercise.
Other causes of constipation
include medications, irritable bowel syndrome, abuse of laxatives, and
A medical history and physical
exam may be the only diagnostic tests needed before the doctor suggests
Whenever a significant or
prolonged change in bowel habits occurs, check with a doctor.
Mind the phrase CONSTIPATION IS THE FATHER OF DISEASE, in allopathic method of treatment
they will prescribe laxatives for constipation, continues intake of laxatives
produce more constipation and it will dry out the digestive tract. In
Homoeopathic method of treatment we will find out the cause of constipation and
we gave the medicine according to the cause, it is more effective with out side
For Direct Consultation Please visit
Chennai (Consultation by Appointment only)
Vivekanantha Homeo Clinic & Psychological Counseling Center
82 & 83 First Floor,
Velachery Railway Station Road
Annai Indhira nagar (Very next to Velachery Railway Station)
Vivekanantha Homoeo clinic & Psychological Counseling Center
126,Chennai Salai ( Near Railway Gate, Lakshmi Villas Bank ATM Direct Opposite) Panruti 607106
Please call: 09443054168, 09786901830
Pondicherry Camp (Consultation by Appointment only) Every Saturday: 11.00am to 04.00pm
We are taking only minimum number of patients per day.
We are allotting 40 to 5o minutes for new patients & 15 to 20 minutes for follow-ups. So be there at time to avoid unwanted waiting
For Psychological consultation “we concentrate more to client’s privacy, so we are allotting 40 to 50 minutes/client – so be there at time”
Please call: 09443054168, 09786901830
For Foreign patients
For more detail and mode of payment
Send mail to email@example.com
Call +91 9443054168, +91 9786901830
Professional secrecy will be maintained (Your complaints and other Details should be kept very confidential)