Constipation is a very common disease. It is precisely because of the universality of constipation that people know to see a doctor when they have diarrhea, but often do not pay enough attention to constipation or can not actively treat it. Constipation not only brings many inconveniences to life, but also affects physical health, and may also induce many complications, and even cause cancer. Next, I will talk about the relationship between constipation and cancer.
Constipation refers to a series of symptoms such as decreased frequency of bowel movements, decreased stool volume, dry stool, and labored bowel movements. The main reason is to reduce the frequency of bowel movements. Generally, one bowel movement every 2 to 3 days or longer (or <3 times a week) is constipation.
Constipation is a great hazard to human health. It can not only induce breast cancer and bowel cancer, and affect the intellectual development of children, but it is also one of the causes of life accidents in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accidents. Long-term constipation will cause the harmful substances produced in the body to be unable to be discharged in time, and it will be absorbed into the blood and cause abdominal distension, loss of appetite, odor in the mouth, irritability and other autotoxic symptoms. In addition to easily causing anemia, it may also cause anal fissures, hemorrhoids, and rectal ulcers. And increase the incidence of rectal cancer.
The relationship between constipation and cancer
Clinical data shows that 23.2% of women with "precancerous lesions" have symptoms of constipation, while only 5.1% of women without constipation. Medical experts’ examination results showed that one in 20 women who had a bowel movement a day had abnormal breast cell development, while those who had a bowel movement less than twice a week had abnormal breast cell growth in one of four women.
What is the relationship between long-term constipation and breast cancer? Experts have found that there is a mutagen in the stool of constipation. It has been determined that the mutagen is similar to several currently known carcinogens. After these mutagens are absorbed through the intestinal tract, they can circulate into the breast tissues that are quite sensitive to them. This significantly increases the possibility of breast cancer.
In addition, there are five types of bacteria in the human intestine that can ferment the stool to produce carcinogenic mutagens related to colon cancer. It can be seen that constipation is also closely related to colon cancer.
The effect of constipation on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular
Although constipation itself is rarely directly fatal, if you are older and suffer from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, constipation may be a fatal risk factor: constipation makes it necessary to exert force when defecation, so blood pressure will rise, and the body Increased oxygen consumption can easily induce cerebral hemorrhage, angina pectoris and myocardial infarction and endanger life.
Not only that, the toxins produced by the food dross under the action of intestinal bacteria can circulate to the brain through the blood, stimulate the brain nerves, and affect memory, logical thinking and creative thinking.
Especially after menopause, women need to have bowel movements every day, which not only prolongs life but also maintains the beauty of the skin and prevents all diseases. In addition, almost 100% of mental patients have severe constipation. Most of them are caused by the methane gas from the stool rushing into the brain. Western medicine does not know the cause, which makes the current mental hospitals overcrowded. In fact, as long as these diseases can be treated If the stool passes out, more than 90% of patients must be discharged immediately.
Effective prevention of constipation
In order to prevent the occurrence of constipation, you should always eat reasonably, reduce fat intake, and eat more crude fiber foods such as fresh vegetables and fruits. Drinking a cup of warm water or light salt water every morning can more effectively promote intestinal peristalsis and help defecation.
Honey, sesame, jujube, etc. not only have the functions of nourishing and beautifying the human body, but also have the function of moisturizing the intestines and laxatives, and can be consumed in moderation. Moderate participation in some fitness activities is very helpful to improve constipation. People with frequent habitual constipation can also use some intestinal moisturizing drugs under the guidance of a doctor.