Do you know the cause of constipation?
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With the change of diet and the interference of mental and psychological factors, constipation has become one of the important factors affecting the quality of life of modern people. Although it is a very common symptom, it does not mean that we can ignore it. The prevalence of constipation in the population is as high as 27%, but only a small percentage of constipation patients will see a doctor. Constipation can affect people of all ages. There are more women than men, and more old people than young and middle-aged people. Due to the high incidence of constipation and the complicated etiology, patients often have a lot of distress, and severe constipation can affect the quality of life.
The cause of constipation?
Slow gastrointestinal motility: Lack of B vitamins, hypothyroidism, endocrine disorders, nutritional deficiencies, etc., can affect the entire gastrointestinal motility, slow food passage, and cause constipation.
Insufficient intestinal irritation: Too little diet or insufficient cellulose and water in the food. The intestinal tract is not stimulated enough to cause reflex peristalsis of the colon and rectum. As a result, the food residue stays in the intestine for too long, the water is fully absorbed, and the stool Dry and difficult to discharge.
Psychological factors: emotional tension, depression and anxiety, high concentration of attention on a certain job, or mental panic and other strong stimuli, leading to disorders of the cerebral cortex and autonomic nerves, causing the disappearance of bowel movements.
Colonic obstructive lesions: intestinal volvulus, intestinal adhesions, intussusception, intestinal parasitic diseases, intestinal tumors, mesenteric vascular embolism or thrombosis can cause intestinal obstruction, so that the stool at the upper end of the obstruction cannot pass through the obstruction, so it can cause constipation.
Painful lesions near the anus and rectum: Anal fissures, anal fistulas, perianal abscesses, proctitis or rectal ulcers, huge internal hemorrhoids or internal hemorrhoids with infection, bleeding and other diseases can cause anal sphincter spasm or the patient is afraid of defecation, which makes the defecation reflex disappear. Cause constipation.
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