Gut Sense - Learn about the long-term harms of constipation.
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Konstantin Monastyrsky: Greetings, my name is Konstantin Monastyrsky, I'm an expert in forensic nutrition and the author of Gut Sense, how to reverse and prevent constipation and irregularity in children and adults. People often ask me this question, Mr. Monastyrsky is constipation dangerous for my health? Yes it is and for the following reasons. First constipation predisposes you to all major colorectal disorders starting with enlarged hemorrhoids and ending up this colorectal cancer. The reasons aren't difficult to understand, your colon was designed by nature to hold a few pounds of feces in transit when the person gets constipated, the colon may holding 10, 20 or more pounds. The weight by itself isn't the problem but the volume is, large heavier stools, enlarge and stretch out the colon, irritate the colon mucosa, harms the anal canal and may produce toxins related to fermentation and rotting. Next constipation is one of the symptoms of disbacteriosis, a condition when the normal intestinal flora is dead and missing. When alive this flora performs several important functions. First it protects the colon itself from any inflammation causing pathogens, second it produces essential B-vitamins and vitamin-K responsible for blood clotting. Third, it governs primary immunity and fourth bacteria form stools and keeps them soft and moist. When all of these functions are compromised you aren't likely to enjoy a long and healthy life. Next, constipation significantly increases your risk of becoming a victim of medical error or getting hit with side effects of drugs, all of them related to the treatment of any ensuing colorectal disorders. Next chapter constipation affects genitourinary health particularly for women because the large intestine and the female reproductive organs reside in close proximity. These problems run the gamut from undue pressure on the uterus to rectal prolapse inside the vagina from fecal incontinence to miscarriage from straining and numerous others equally nasty problems. Next constipation affects your quality of life causes stress and diminishes your overall sense of wellbeing. These things tend to self-perpetuate and profoundly affect your cardiovascular, endocrine and immune systems. Closer to the end of one's life chronic constipation strips the large intestine from its thinning mucosal membrane and causes flat lesions and polyps that may eventually transform into colorectal cancer. So as you can see the connections are plentiful and I have just scratched the surface. Indeed constipation is extremely dangerous for you health and life and you should do everything possible to reverse it while it is not get late or it's a very least to manage its after-effects when it has become irreversible. To learn how visit and study GutSense.org website, good luck.