There are things that are bad manners to discuss in a decent society. For example, other people's money, physical disabilities and constipation. It seems that the very word can offend someone's best feelings. Meanwhile, according to some estimates, every fifth inhabitant of the planet faces this nuisance. And our conditional interlocutor may well be among them.
Why is this happening?
Digestion, of which bowel movement is a part, is a complex and multifactorial process. The modern city seeks to disrupt it: it offers us all kinds of stress and no less varied fast food, which is not even necessary to go for. Delivered straight to your desktop, where someone else is wrong on the Internet again during lunchtime. We remember from somewhere that you need to drink about 2 liters of liquid a day. But for some reason, a good (but not so) half of them, for some, are coffee. A diuretic that successfully removes fluid from the body along with elements vital to us.
All this is more than enough for the appearance of digestive problems, many of which easily turn into chronic ones. If you are not a supporter of half measures and add tobacco and alcohol to your history, the effect will be even more interesting.
But back to our anti-hero - constipation. By the way, scientifically it is called "constipation". In this version, it sounds more euphonic, but it is unlikely that an unprepared interlocutor will understand what you are talking about. So, constipation occurs due to violations of the activation of the process of bowel emptying. Two types of receptors are responsible for it - mechanoreceptors and chemoreceptors.
Mechanoreceptors (or volume receptors) respond to an increase in the volume of the intestinal contents of the intestine. For their adequate stimulation, plant fiber is needed, which swells under the influence of liquid and provides the required volume.
The activity of chemoreceptors is based on chemical reactions. Some trace elements (for example, magnesium), as well as digestive hormones, activate peristalsis due to the work of this type of receptor.
You don't have to be an expert to see how these processes relate to the anxieties and temptations that surround us today.
How to avoid trouble?
- Reconsider your approach to nutrition. Increase the amount of coarse fiber in your diet. For this, raw vegetables, fruits, and grain bread are perfect. And especially bran: only about 30 g per day can significantly improve the situation with regular use.
- Move more. The movement stimulates both the visible skeletal muscles and the muscles of the internal organs. Aerobic exercise is especially effective - swimming, gymnastics, running. But even the most ordinary walking can not only make your calves look beautiful, but also improve intestinal motility.
- Drink plenty of fluids. In conditions of a lack of water in the body, the contents of the intestines become too dense, which prevents it from emptying. Ordinary clean water will help prevent this. The average norm, without adjustments for severe water loss by the body (extreme heat, increased physical activity), is 2 liters per day.
How it works:
- magnesium and sodium sulfates create increased pressure in the intestine, "pulling" fluid from the cells and keeping it in the intestinal lumen. As a result, the contents of the intestine increase 3-5 times, due to the pressure exerted, the nerve endings are irritated and, as a result, peristalsis is accelerated;
- magnesium, which is rich in Donat (1000 mg / liter), has a direct stimulating effect on peristalsis.
But what about modern pharmaceuticals?
A number of laxatives are available in pharmacies that promise quick relief from constipation with minimal effort. But you have to pay for the lack of effort, and not only money, but also side effects (loose stools, diarrhea). And addiction, which may well happen with the systematic use of laxatives.
Yes, non-drug methods require us to revise our usual way of life, but they give a long-term effect and normalize many processes in the body. He will reciprocate you in the form of a good mood and a surge of vitality. And you won't have to use the uncomfortable word "constipation".