Article published by : Daniel on Monday, November 02, 2015

Category : Constipation

Constipation- Causes And Diagnosis


Bowel movement patterns vary from person to person, however, the signs of constipation are often same for everyone. Both infrequent bowel movements and thick, hard stool tearing into haemorrhoids indicate a bout of constipation. Though constipation cannot be regarded as a serious and life threating disorder, drastic measures have to be adopted in a time bound manner to deal with the disease. Both medications and home remedies can alleviate the discomfort of constipation. That said, medications are advocated more than home remedies, as help avoid aggravation and related complications. Hence, non-specific yet major symptoms such as abdominal pain, sudden and unnatural weight loss, and bloody stool must be brought to the attention of the physician. Exacerbation of constipation can last for months, mainly due to poor and unhealthy diet and GI diseases. Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement is can also lead to constipation and bloody stools. Low fiber diet and inadequate water intake too are regarded as the major causes of constipation. Though healthy people too occasionally suffer from constipation certain diseases too can be the possible causes of constipation. Some of them are:

1.bowel obstructions
2.kidney failure
3.hypothyroidism
4.irritable bowel syndrome
5.inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
6.neurologic disorders such as Parkinson's disease
7.rectal or colon cancer

Blockage, prolonged inactivity, side effects of medications, irregular bowel movement, and dehydration are the mostly detected factors that trigger constipation. Very often, commonly recommended medications too can cause acute constipation. Some of them are:

1.anticonvulsants
2.antidepressants
3.diuretics
4.heart medications
5.iron supplements
6.painkillers
7.cough and cold medications
8.antacids

Frequent use of laxatives too can eventually cause constipation as the medication makes the bowels less sensitive to the need for regular bowel movements. As the bowels start depending on laxatives, patients soon start suffering from bowel distinction and melanosis coli. Faecal impaction is often diagnosed among patients who are bedridden for a longer time span.

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Keywords: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease



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