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14 Constipation Symptoms you should know!

 

To know constipation symptoms you first need to know what your body is like when it is in a healthy state. Everyone’s body is different. What is normal to one may not be to another. The process of digestion and elimination is easy to understand. As food moves into your mouth down the esophagus and through the stomach it goes into the colon (this is also known as the large intestine.) The colon absorbs water while forming waste products or stool. The muscle contracts and pushes the stool towards the rectum. By the time the stool has reached the rectum it is solid as most of the water has been absorbed.

If the colon is unable to move the food through quick enough or there are absorption problems then the stool will be hard and dry. The colon has absorbed too much water. When this happens, you have constipation.

My neighbor friend just had a baby, she knocked on my door early one morning and when she came in she paced up and down, talking to me about how embarrassed she was to be there and on and on she went, kind of scattering her thoughts about. I truly thought that having a new baby was making her crazy. But then while crying she looked at me and said. It is Sunday and my doctor is not in and I have not gone to the bathroom in 5 days and I think I am going to die. I blinked and realized that she was there because of constipation. She needed help and I was the closest thing. So I told her that it was normal and what she could do to help herself and two days later I had a bouquet of flowers waiting for me as a thank you. It took her five days to get help; I hope it has not taken you that long.

Constipation Symptoms

Just as your body is different in the healthy stage, it is different in the unhealthy of constipated stage. You may show up with a wide range of symptoms of constipation, as this depends on your age, stress, eating habits, and bowel habits.

Following is a list of common symptoms of constipation:

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Abdominal bloating
  3. Needing to have a bowel movement but unable to go
  4. Hard time starting or finishing a bowel movement
  5. Straining to go
  6. Passing hard small stool
  7. Infrequent passing of stool
  8. Headache
  9. Loss of appetite
  10. Coating of fur on your tongue
  11. Passing gas
  12. Passing liquid stool
  13. Nausea
  14. Vomiting

Once you understand the process that it takes to be normal and healthy for you in your bowel movements, then you can deal with the unhealthy process of constipation. Knowledge is the key to fixing a problem and now you have the key.

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