Staying at the same desk for more than 8 to 10 hours a day can give us constipation. A friend of mine who is a fashion designer secretly told me that she's been suffering from constipation for almost three years now. Since she started working, she got so stressed with her work that she went to the bathroom (defecate) almost once a week. Whenever she felt uncomfortable with her stomach full, she often took constipation medicine (laxatives), which sometimes gave her stomachache.
It's the beginning of the semester for some countries like Korea and midterm period for some universities in the United States. Or, for those who are working, everyday may seem like finals. (Making reports and presentations... you know what I mean) Constipation is everyone's problems but nobody really talks about it. This is because it is embarrassing for many to openly talk about this issue. But it gets really painful and it might affect people's daily lives. So, we have to find out what are the causes of constipation and to find out how can we prevent or treat this.
There are different types of constipation. Today we're going to focus on the constipation that occurs as a result of tension, mainly stress and anxiety. According to McGraw-Hill Higher Education website, constipation, the infrequent passage of hard feces, is caused by abnormally slow movement of fecal matter through the large intestine. Because the feces remain in the large intestine longer than usual, excess water is absorbed. Constipation can be caused by a failure of the sensory cells in the rectum to signal the spinal cord to defecate or by the conscious suppression of defecation, both of which can be a result of emotional stress."
Most people take laxatives when they have constipation, but this can also give side effects such as stomachache. Some people say eating foods high in fiber can help in treating constipation. However, this may not be true with constipation caused by tension. Some nutritionists found out that there is a possibility for the insoluble dietary fiber content to actually stimulate the large intestine and aggravate the constipation. Thus, instead of high-fiber foods, one should take soft, less stimulant foo. Of course, one should avoid alcohol, soft drinks and instant foods and even foods with too much oil or cold beverages.
The best way for us to get rid of this unwelcome friend (also known as constipation) is to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
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