Constipation is a very common symptom of the digestive tract, which usually refers to persistent difficulty in passing stools (defecation). Stools are either hard, too small, too dry happening infrequently in a week or hard to get out or has incomplete sense of evacuation.
There are many causes of constipation. New onset constipation may be caused by obstruction of tumor or ischemia, Drug side effects such as anti-anxiety drugs. Systemic diseases such as Parkinson's disease and systemicsclerosis. It may also be caused by intestinal motility disorders, which require careful analysis and examination by doctors to make a clear diagnosis.
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The treatment of chronic constipation starts from changing lifestyle, adjusting diet, increasing fecal excretion speed and promoting evacuation. If it doesn't work, medication under the guidance of a doctor or even surgery is needed.
Diet and lifestyle adjustment
Increase dietary fiber intake, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, eat more whole grains, or fiber supplements. Honey or dried prunes can also help defecate.
Exercise every week and increase physical activity
Increased physical activity can stimulate intestinal peristalsis and help defecation.
Don't hold it or ignore it when it comes
Give yourself enough time to defecate, and don't read books or play your phone when you go to the bathroom, so as not to be distracted.