Niagara Gazette — A condition that many suffer from — which doesn’t stop them from going to work or their daily routine but should be taken seriously — is constipation.
Constipation is a common health issue that shouldn’t be ignored or downplayed. It is a sign that things are not right in your digestive world and with it comes many dangers and side effects.
When the bowels are not regularly pushing waste out, things become backed up, harder to move and over time lead to pockets of diverticula, which may eventually lead to the diagnosis of diverticulosis or an infected and painful condition of diverticulitis.
One of the colon’s major functions is to reabsorb water, so it only makes sense that the longer the waste remains in the colon, the harder it is to move. A diet high in sugar and processed foods plays a definite role in a sluggish colon and will increase your risk for colon cancer. Fiber from fruits and vegetables acts like a broom that sweeps the inside lining of the colon to keep it clean. If you suffer from constipation, please do not take fiber supplements as this may only increase your discomfort and make things harder to move. Fiber supplements are beneficial in keeping a colon clean but will not relieve one from constipation.
Leaky Gut Syndrome and autointoxication are serious complications that may result from chronic constipation. If the intestinal pores become enlarged and backed-up waste leak beyond the intestinal membrane, the body will attack. This condition is linked with allergies, fibromyalgia, painful inflammatory conditions, lupus and asthma. Autointoxication is a condition where the body is continually poisoning itself. Simply put, you are not eliminating the toxic waste from your body and slowly being poisoned over time. Harmful bacteria, yeast and parasites are free to flourish.