One of the initial signs that indicate that your bowel is not functioning properly is constipation. It is a condition wherein one is experiencing difficulties in expelling wastes from the body. Normally, a person has to defecate one to three times a day, or at least three times a week. However, many people experience irregularities in their bowel movements, often accompanied by abdominal pains, diarrhea or constipation. These symptoms tend to be annoying and troublesome that most people would take medications or laxatives to be rid of them. Also, naturopathic remedies such as herbal supplements and colon hydrotherapy are preferred by few.
Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems in our society. However, constipation is not a disease, it is a symptom. Any one can actually get constipated. Most constipation is only temporary and poses no serious danger. However, once it becomes frequent and worsening, then, utmost attention is needed.
There are a lot of factors that can cause constipation including diet, medications, functional disorders, hormonal changes, dehydration, lactose intolerance, lack of physical activities or even changes in one’s routine. When one eats mucus producing foods such as dairy, meat, and processed flour, he is likely to have compact and sticky feces which the body would find difficult to eliminate. That is why, a diet rich in fiber is most recommended because fiber can produce soft bulky feces which can easily pass through the bowel.
Also, the colon has the tendency to absorb too much water from the digested food that the resulting feces tend to be hard. The feces then move sluggishly through the bowel, resulting to constipation. With the somewhat sticky and sluggish exit of the feces, portions of feces could stick to the walls of the colon. Over time, the feces will somewhat harden and further amass, not only adding several pounds of unhealthy weight to the body but also only narrowing the waste passage. Consequently, the colon strains itself to purge out the wastes, resulting to constipation. But what is more disconcerting is the fact that the toxic waste build up is a potent breeding ground for bad bacteria. As bad bacteria proliferates and the toxins from the wastes reabsorbed, the body becomes susceptible to a number of ailments including chronic migraines, constipation, diarrhea, halitosis or bad breath, arthritis, chronic skin problems, colds, chronic fatigues, insomnia, hypertension and even depression and anxiety.
People usually take laxatives to rid themselves of gastrointestinal discomforts, however, some tend to over-use the stimulant. As a result, the nerves and muscles of the colon are damaged. Other people on the other hand are inclined to take naturopathic supplements and undergo colon hydrotherapy.
For centuries, colon hydrotherapy has been a popular treatment in relieving a number of ailments mainly caused by the lingering toxins inside the body. With the expulsion of the accumulated feces through this procedure the body does not only regain its vigor but tends to loose weight as well. Moreover, the fact that many people still patronize the usage of the procedure is proof enough of its effectiveness. In fact, to maximize the rejuvenating effects of the said treatment, some people prefer having it in tranquil and breathtaking venues such as Maui, Hawaii.
Missed period is the most commonly known pregnancy symptom. Even if the period arrives but if the bleeding takes place is lee than the normal then it may also be considered a sign of pregnancy. However, unless you go to your doctor for a checkup and a blood test is performed there is no sure early pregnancy symptom. Still, in addition to the missed period there are several signs that can be considered as the pregnancy symptom. Let us try to understand what are these signs so that we can take complete care for the pregnancy health.
Backache, Constipation And Change In The Color Of Areola
Backache is one pregnancy symptom that is also very common to almost all the pregnant women. Along with the backache most of the pregnant women also make complaint regarding constipation. There are two main reasons for the constipation. The first reason is the changes in the hormone secretion and the second one is growth in the size of the uterus. This grown uterus presses the bowels resulting in the constipation. Similarly, color of the areola is also an early indicator of the pregnancy. If the color of the areola or the nipples of the breast is darkened then we can assume that the woman is pregnant. In fact, this is a pregnancy symptom that appears within one week of the conception.
Feeling Of Sleepiness, Increased Frequency Of The Urination And Developed Sense of The Taste And Smell
Another pregnancy symptom that may appear anywhere between one to six week of the conception is the feeling of the sleepiness. This pregnancy symptom continues for the rest of the pregnancy period. One more pregnancy symptom that appears after the 6 to 8 week of the conception is increased frequency of the urination. Hormonal changes in the body are again responsible for more frequent urination. However, one more reason responsible for this is increase in the pressure on the bladder. Power of the senses of smell and taste of the pregnant women also increases considerably.
One more very common pregnancy symptom is nausea and vomiting showing up after two to ten weeks. However, degree of nausea varies widely from person to person. For some pregnant woman this may be just a mild nausea feeling while to some it may result in full fledged vomiting. This is more popularly known as morning sickness. However, it may occur at any time during the day. In most of the cases it is observed that the size of the breasts of the pregnant women increases. They also start feeling a little bit of the tenderness in the breasts. Experts explain it as the preparation of the body for the breastfeeding.