• Chronic Constipation Introduction

Introduction

Chronic Constipation is quite a common condition with more than 2.5 million patients in America only. Hence Chronic Constipation needs to be dealt with properly.

chronic constipation introduction

The role of colon that is the Large Intestine of the human body plays an important role in digestion process and stool formation. Digestion process starts as soon as food reaches the stomach. Food is digested so that it can be broken minutely to absorb the nutrients at various stages. As a result when all the nutrients are absorbed the rest of the product is declared waste and forms STOOLS. Muscle contractions of the colon push the stool toward the rectum. By the time stool reaches the rectum it becomes solid, because most of the water has been absorbed. This is expelled via rectum through anus. This is a normal process.

Food enters mouth Right Arrow Gets digested in stomach and intestines Right Arrow Stools form at Colon


As eating is vital to body, expulsion of stools is also important. Normally a person is said to be constipated if he passes stool less than thrice a week. This is called chronic constipation if this condition persists for months. Constipation occurs due to many causes and treating these causes is the hallmark of the treatment.

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