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Doctor insights on: Constipation And Toxin Buildup

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Does constipation cause toxins to build up in my body?

Does constipation cause toxins to build up in my body?

No: Stool is not toxic. It is just left over food materials, bile and bacteria. All of these things are present in your colon regardless of how frequent you have bowel movements. Your colon is designed to have stool in it.

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Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Probably true: But that doesn't mean you need to "de-toxify" just correct the constipation by eating and drinking properly and having daily bm's will clear the toxins the way the colon was designed to do.

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If severe constipation is left untreated what are the likely long term causes of it on your body? Is constipation something to get worried about?

If severe constipation is left untreated what are the likely long term causes of it on your body? Is constipation something to get worried about?

YES: It is an extremely common question and strongly indicates that what I call dietary mayhem. It is not that it causes problems; it is part of the overall bad health that exists as a result of ignoring the well known rules of a proper diet.

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Stomach pain from frequent constipation and gas build up. Causes and cures?

Stomach pain from frequent constipation and gas build up. Causes and cures?

Diet and/or meds: Chronic constipation can cause build up of gas as well constipation can be caused by not drinking enough fluids, not having enough fiber in your food, and sometime some over the counter or prescription medicines can also cause it have more fiber in your diet with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and drink more fluids if that does not help short course of laxative with/without stool softner.

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Can constipation cause feces to accumulate in your body over time? Leading to years-old feces in the body? Or will all extra feces clear when you go?

Can constipation cause feces to accumulate in your body over time? Leading to years-old feces in the body? Or will all extra feces clear when you go?

Feces usually pass: Constipation can lead to an impaction of stool in the rectum. When there is a large collection of hard impacted stool, liquid stool may go around the large mass. It can be diagnosed by a rectal exam and by xray. It occurs frequently in people who withhold their stools, and have large dilated rectums as a result of the impaction.

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What is a common cause for moderate stool and gas build up in the ascending colon that is causing severe constipation?

What is a common cause for moderate stool and gas build up in the ascending colon that is causing severe constipation?

Some possibilities..: In an otherwise normal, healthy, young adult, causes of gas, bloating, and stool changes may be due to dietary items. Very common is lactose intolerance, which one can figure out if the symptoms go away after avoiding ALL lactose for 3-4 weeks, and symptoms return upon drinking dairy. Eating excess fiber or eating sugar alcohols (diabetic sweeteners) cause similar symptoms. There are other causes.

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I'm body building and want to start taking protein supplements. Will protein (too much) cause constipation?

I'm body building and want to start taking protein supplements. Will protein (too much) cause constipation?

Not if you are eatin: It will not cause constipation as long as you are eating regular food as well including fruits, vegetables and grains and meat etc.

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Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea? How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea? How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Possibly IBS: Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping, bloated feeling, gas (flatulence), diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain. As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs.

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Can constipation with mucous cause pain, tingling, coldness, numbness on the left side of my body from the shoulder down the leg to the foot?

Can constipation with mucous cause pain, tingling, coldness, numbness on the left side of my body from the shoulder down the leg to the foot?

Numbness w/ BM: Not usual. Did it occur during a bowel movement? Straining increases pressure in the body/head /abdomen and that can irritate nerves/ have vascular effect. Or position. If does not resolve after BM would seek medical attention immediately to check for vascular /nerve effects. If unrelated to BM could be lyme, positional, rarely MS. Drink fluids 2-3L/d eat fiber. F/U w/doc

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Is it possible for feces to build up in your body if you don't poop every other day, and because of being to constipated?

Is it possible for feces to build up in your body if you don't poop every other day, and because of being to constipated?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! Stop the caffeine!

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Can straining hard when constipated cause pressure on the bladder up to a day later or is there something separating these two body parts?

Can straining hard when constipated cause pressure on the bladder up to a day later or is there something separating these two body parts?

Possibly: Unless you have had a hysterectomy, the vagina and uterus separate the rectum from the bladder. That being said problems with any of the the three can be manifested in the others. Best to see you ob-gyn and then a GI or colorectal surgeon.

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Constipation: There is a big list of causes common causes include lack of fibre in diet, inadequate fluid intake, medications, irritable bowel syndrome, immobility, hypothyroidism, colon cancer, anal fissure. http://patient. Info/doctor/constipation-in-adults-pro

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Irregular diet: Most people can avoid constipation if they ate a regular diet containing fruits and vegetables (esp those with a lot of fiber). Regular exercise or other activities can also help. Plenty of water keeps the stool moist and soft when it come out. Once all of these factors are met, then you need to train your body to go and evacuate as soon as you get the feeling that you have to go.

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What causes constipation?  

What causes constipation?  

Many things: Constipation can be caused by lot of problems. Though usually diet related, other causes are medications (narcotics) or (less commonly) hypothyroidism. The first thing you should do is evaluate how much water you are taking in a day (>8 cups/day) and how much fiber you are eating (25 to 35 g/day). If that doesn't work, look to see if you are taking too many constipating foods like dairy or pasta.

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Does ensure cause constipation?

Does ensure cause constipation?

Constipation: If you have an inadequate water/ fluid intake when using ensure plus, constipation is possible. On the other hand, diarrhea can also occur with ensure plus.

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Does risotto cause constipation?

Does risotto cause constipation?

Risotto: Is an italian rice dish. If you have a diet that is high in this type of carbs and is lacking in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other sources of fiber - constipation is more likely. But risotto does not in and of itself cause constipation.

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: As a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include: allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions angioedema face edema skin rash or rashes urticaria

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