1. Some common causes of constipation
2. Some foods tend to CLOG up the digestive system
3. Some types of diets encourage constipation
4. You may need to see a constipation specialist
Let me visit these statements, plus we'll discuss other things that can contribute to constipation. The links on this page are your doorway to other articles I have on the subject.
There are other foods that promote constipation, namely those that contain indigestible fiber. More on this in coming articles.
The Atkins Diet may lead to constipation under certain conditions, such as eating a lot of cheese or not consuming enough of the right varieties of allowed vegetables.
A high protein diet needs the help of vegetables for proper elimination.
Many people experience constipation that comes and goes. For most people it doesn't call for a trip to the doctor. Having said that, sometimes constipation is the result of MS, Parkinson’s disease, a stroke, diabetes, lupus or thyroid disease. If you follow the suggestions on this website for relieving constipation and nothing works, it may be time to go to the doctor.
Also, here is another article on what causes chronic constipation.
This is an advanced stage of constipation, where the water tries to flush out fecal matter. One answer I have found is a magnesium supplement, which helps to soften stools, and restore normal bowel function in as little as a month.
Many senior citizens battle with constipation. My father-in-law is a case in point. I don’t know if his hernia was produced by the straining, or that the straining just showed up an existing problem. Either way, when he takes his magnesium supplement, he no longer notices the hernia.
Celiac disease can cause diarrhea, but 20% of those with untreated celiac disease battle with constipation.
Diabetes can cause nerve damage, which in turn in result in constipation.
As you can see, the causes of constipation. However, numerous things can alleviate it. I encourage you to browse through my menu, and find what works for you!