Slow weight loss, overactive bladder… These are just some of the problems that can occur if you suffer from constipation. If you do not have a bowel movement every day, then you have bowel problems. Constipation is a condition that should not be ignored because it can lead to other unpleasant conditions. Check out some of them.
Appearance of hemorrhoids
Irregular bowel movements pose a risk of hemorrhoids. The muscular lining of the intestine is made up of smooth muscle fibers that propel waste and food along the intestine. When the muscles are subjected to straining pressure during bowel movements due to retention of waste, it affects the rectal veins. As a result, bowel movement is painful, accompanied by bleeding
Changes in skin condition
According to experts, there is a connection between the condition of the skin and what happens in our digestive system. When the intestinal flora is out of balance as a result of constipation, the skin begins to suffer.
Puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, rashes and acne, can occur as a result of intestinal disorders. Irregular bowel movements cause the accumulation of toxins, which, if the body fails to eliminate, can also manifest as skin problems.
Onset of headache
Research shows that constipation is one of the possible causes of headaches. Irregular bowel movements are accompanied by intestinal discomfort, a feeling of heaviness, which increases anxiety levels. And here, too, we should not forget that undischarged toxins from the body can also be the cause of the headache.
The breath changes
A Danish study indicates that about 25% of people suffering from bad breath also suffer from constipation. According to scientists, this may be due to intestinal bacteria that form foul-smelling gases.
With constipation, the stools are usually harder and this can lead to tearing of the skin and/or rectal mucosa around the anus. They are accompanied by bleeding, pain and itching. Fissures can make constipation worse, especially in young children who hold back their stools for fear of the pain they will experience when having a bowel movement. Larger anal fissures sometimes need to be treated surgically.
Fatigue usually accompanies constipation, which in turn may indicate the presence of another medical problem. Again, the retention of toxins in the body is also the reason for the improper extraction of the important nutritional elements from the foods we consume. This also affects our energy levels.
Constipation can also cause rectal prolapse, which can be confused with hemorrhoids. This is a condition in which part of the rectum ends up outside the anus, either temporarily or permanently. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine and ends at the anus. In the presence of prolapse, there may be pain, bleeding.