1. Induce anorectal disease. In constipation, due to hard and dry stools and difficulty in defecation, forced defecation can often directly cause or aggravate anal and rectal diseases, such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal fistulas, and proctitis; in addition, the intestinal cavity is narrowed because of the hard stools compressing the intestinal cavity And the surrounding structures of the pelvis hinder the expansion of the colon, and the rectum or colon is compressed to form ulcers. In severe cases, it can cause intestinal perforation; it may also induce colon cancer.
2. Lead to gastrointestinal nerve dysfunction. Constipation patients can’t excrete their feces in time and retain the intestines for a long time, leading to the absorption of harmful substances, which can cause gastrointestinal nerve dysfunction and cause bitter mouth and bad breath, nausea and vomiting.
3. Accelerate aging. The toxins released during food decomposition cannot be excreted in time, but are absorbed by the intestinal wall and enter the blood circulation, accelerating the aging process.
4. Induce cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. In many patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, the sudden onset or aggravation of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases is caused by holding their breath and increasing abdominal pressure during defecation, such as induced angina, myocardial infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, and sudden stroke death.
5. Decrease brain function. In constipation, due to how long the metabolic waste stays in the intestines, under the action of bacteria, a large amount of harmful substances are produced, such as methane, phenol, ammonia, etc. These substances can pass through the blood-brain barrier and enter the central nervous system and interfere with brain function. It is manifested as memory loss, distraction, slow thinking, and lethargy.
6. Lead to obstacles to sexual life. Exercising for a long time during defecation can cause rectal fatigue, anal contraction too tight, and pelvic floor spasm contraction, resulting in decreased libido, no orgasm during sex, or no ejaculation during sexual intercourse.
7. Inducing gynecological diseases. Constipation can cause women to have dysmenorrhea, vaginismus, and sometimes even urinary retention and urinary tract infection.