‘A patient once said she has to assume to want to push a baby down from her anus assisting the process with a bowl of water which she intermittently allow to touch the anus before her poo can come out’

Chronic Constipation

A strong poo is a pointer to three factors. Chronic constipation is a very common digestive problem. We should at least poo once in a day but a lot of people can go for several days without visiting the toilets. A patient once said she has to assume to want to push a baby down from her anus assisting the process with a bowl of water which she intermittently allow to touch the anus before her poo can come out.

Poo could become a headache especially when the feeling is there and yet passing it out is difficult. Constipation can happen to an infant too especially at switch of meal (breast feeding to cereal). We will address infant constipation in future posts.

Dehydration is the most common causes of hard poo. If there isn’t adequate water in the body the intestine keeps looking for water and has no choice than to use the one from food waste. This however dry up the poo.
 


Food is another cause of hard poo. To large extent, the ability to use the toilet frequently depends on the nature of food you eat. Fruits and Vegetables are good aids. Increased of daily required calories by way of what you eat and drink really determine the frequency of passing out poo and the nature of the poo too. Starving is another cause. A recommended three meal is required daily. Anything short, could lead to constipation. The digestive system works on what comes into the stomach and not on empty one.

When your body store up poo, it could be as a result of lack of body movement. Daily exercise helps to aid the digestive system. A combination of exercise and water are perfect factors to help the body ensures daily visit to the toilet. Drink at least 8 cups of water and stop the mentality of substituting water with alcohol. They are both fluids but alcohol is diuretic and thus more water will be lost; other diuretics are caffeine drinks, coffee and cola. Moderation is needed when consuming diuretic


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