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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. ...Read more

Toxin (Definition)

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Do medications cause constipation?

Do medications cause constipation?

Some do, many don't: Lots of meds can cause constipation. Narcotics routinely do, iron and calcium supplements can; calcium channel blockers (bp/cardiac meds) can; Parkinson's meds, antidepressants (tricyclic more than ssri), sucralfate (ulcer drug), Cholestyramine (cholesterol med), many other prescription and otc drugs.
Check with md if new symptom, med change, worsening, pain, bleed.
Diet, hormones can play a role. ...Read more

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What is the cause of constipation?

What is the cause of constipation?

Many causes: As simple as not enough roughage and water or more complex with undiagnosed food allergens or candida/abn bacterial overgrowth. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose and fix the underlying problem (s) and give you relief. To start, add in a daily multi-strain probiotic like "florajen 3" and some magnesium oxide to get things moving. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden constipation?

What can cause sudden constipation?

Many Issues Interact: Emotions, too sedentary, dehydration, too little fiber, etc. Etc. & in combination. Intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus 1 of biggest drivers of intestinal changes is emotions expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant. Being very physically active tends to dramatically ↓↓ constipation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constipation?

What are the causes of constipation?

Several: Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber. Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup. ...Read more

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What are main causes of constipation?

What are main causes of constipation?

Constipation: Can occur due to low fiber&water content in the diet. These help the intestines move bulk along and keep the stool soft. Also, ppl who hold their bm until they are in the comfort of their own home are at risk of hard stools. "holding it" desensitizes the nerves of the rectum to the stretch which normally signals the time for a bm. As the stool sits in the rectum, it becomes dehydrated and hard. ...Read more

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Does greek yogurt cause constipation?

Greek Yogurt with: Live cultures, buttermilk and kefir can be taken to increase growth of healthy gut bacteria to help one stay regular. ...Read more

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Could over eating cause constipation?

Could over eating cause constipation?

Overeat/Constipation: Overeating may cause constipation by increasing the intestinal waste. This may lead to improper colon function and distension of the colon possibly affecting the muscle tone and natural peristalsis or wave like motions of the intestine which propel the waste materials towards the anal opening. A well balanced diet high in fiber and water decreases constipation. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause bellybutton pain?

Can constipation cause bellybutton pain?

In Children, Yes: Often kids don't localize abdominal pain well and may identify as periumbilical or "belly button" pain. Constipation is a fairly common cause of pediatric abdominal pain. If severe or not improving as the constipation relieved would need further consultation. ...Read more

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Is laziness the chief cause of constipation?

What goes into your: Mouth is a major contributor for constipation. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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What health problems can constipation cause?

Constipation: Chronic constipation can cause hemorrhoids as well as diverticulosis. Diverticulosis can become infected diverticulitis and lead to perforation abscess and life threatening intrabdominal sepsis. Diverticulosis can also cause life threatening hemorrhage. ...Read more

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