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Constipation

Western Diagnosis

Constipation is the result of waste matter moving too slowly through the bowels. Elimination is therefore not only infrequent, but is often also painful.

Because the waste matter remains in the body instead of being removed completely every 18 to 24 hours, other conditions such as bad breath, body odor, gas, headaches, hemorrhoids, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome or even bowel cancer can develop.

In most cases, the cause of constipation is simply a lack of fibre and fluids in the diet. Other causative factors include bowel disease, poor diet, taking iron supplements, lack of exercise, aging, pregnancy, kidney failure or diabetes.

 

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