Common Causes Of Constipation

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There are many causes of constipation. The trick is determining which of the constipation causes relate to you.



Constipation is a build up of waste matter in your intestines. For one reason or another, your body is not eliminating properly. 


Waste left too long in the colon becomes toxic. It becomes a breeding ground for all types of parasites and bacteria. It's no wonder that being constipated can make you feel so miserable.



What Causes Constipation?

Here's a list of some of the most common causes of constipation. You may discover that more than one of these could apply to you. 


  • Lack of Exercise
  • Prescription Medication Use
  • Not Enough Fiber
  • Too Many Refined Foods
  • Dehydration - Not Enough Water
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Too Much Stress
  • Parasites
  • Food Allergies, e.g. dairy, wheat, etc.
  • Changes in Routine (travel, etc.)
  • Life changes (old age, pregnancy, etc.)
  • Lack of Nutrients
  • Laxative Abuse
  • Low Digestive Enzymes


If you see yourself in any of these constipation causes, you may be able to get yourself back on track by making some adjustments to your diet and lifestyle. 


If you have chronic constipation and are just not sure how to deal with it, there are a number of natural constipation remedies that you can try to help repair your digestive function.


Constipation is NOT HEALTHY and should be dealt with. Too many people just accept constipation as part of life. If you take that attitude, you are only setting yourself up for greater health problems and disease down the road.


Proper bowel function is a must for good health. If you will cleanse your colon and get your system working properly, you will enjoy much better long term health.


To your good health!



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