Health InformationDid you know that Taking a Poop Once a Day Can Be Considered as "Constipation"?

15 Nov 2021
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Taking a poop just once a day can be diagnosed as ‘Constipation’ if you have symptoms including a sensation like you haven’t taken a poop even if you did, bloating, and an excessively hard stool.

According to a medical official on the 15th of November, the main symptoms of constipation includes excessive force during defecation, hard stool, feeling like you haven’t pooped, bloating, and abdominal pain.

If you have the above symptoms, you can be diagnosed with constipation even if you visit the toilet more than once a day , however, if you poop once in 2 or 3 days and don’t have any of the above symptoms, it is normal

Constipation is more common in women than men. The main causes include diet, pregnancy, menstruation, and stress. In addition to this, lack of exercise, irregular eating habits and bowel habits can cause constipation.

Treatments for constipation include a diet that softens your stool by consuming enough dietary fiber such as fruits, vegetables, and grains, a healthy lifestyle with regular eating habits, exercise, including regular aerobic exercise, and medication.

On the other hand, colon diseases that cause constipation includes colorectal cancer, colon polyps, diverticulosis, hypothyroidism, diabetes etc.

Source: The Korea Health News

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