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Men's sexual health is not only the absence of disease, it is an optimal condition that includes libido, or sexual desire, and the ability to obtain and sustain an erection. Optimal sexual health is the result of several psychological, physical, and sociological factors. There are some foods…

As you get older, your body fails to absorb enough vitamin B12 from your diet. Most women over 40 are most likely deficient. You are even prone to the deficiency if you take certain medications for weight loss, if you have type 2 diabetes, or PCOS which is polycystic ovary syndrome. Whether you have…

Electrolytes are minerals that produce an electric charge in your body. They are found in plenty in your urine, blood, and body fluids. It is imperative to maintain the right electrolyte balance to ensure that blood chemistry remains optimal and other processes such as muscle action are not…

Feelling better and staying stronger is important during cancer treatment. The type of food you eat will determine your overall well-being during the process. Chemotherapies and Physiotherapies are pretty harsh and invasive. Fortunately, keeping a healthy diet will help you feel better and give you…

If you’ve considered sugar substitutes as a means to combat your cravings and eventually help control your weight, think again. With obesity being declared a global epidemic, it’s no wonder the food industry offers multiple sugar substitute products to keep sales up. But consuming…

When you hear about “junk food” you automatically think about something unhealthy. In the end, we can’t blame you! Most of the food nowadays is made from unhealthy ingredients that will harm your health, not to mention that they don’t provide any nutritional value. However,…

Avocados/Avocado Oil: This fruit is rich in mono-unsaturated fats, fibre, vitamin E, and proteins. Adding avocados to your diet controls bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. Pregnant women can have this vitamin as it reduces risk of birth defects. It reduces the risk of heart diseases.…

When you are feeling down with the blues and maybe experiencing symptoms of depression, there may be some causes that are not just due to chemical changes in the brain. In fact, there are many things that have been linked to depression. One substance linked to depression is refined sugars which…

Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is without a doubt of the most common diseases that relates to a difficulty and pain in excretion. Almost thirty percent of the whole world is affected by it. It is associated with many other health problems and is therefore considered more of a symptom than an actual disease.

The causes of constipation can vary from person to person and generally includes the lack of fiber intake along with a decrease in intake of fluids and a lack of physical activity. Constipation can also be caused due to psychological reasons and the fact that some people tend to hold their stool. There are various symptoms of constipation and the medical practitioner can make a proper diagnosis after getting to know of these symptoms. However an abdomen palpitation or a colonoscopy may also be required for the purpose of proper diagnosis. An X-ray may also be taken of the abdomen to ascertain if constipation is what is actually causing these symptoms or not. Most medical practitioners tend to think of constipation as a symptom and they try and find the actual cause behind it and treat that cause.

Proper hygiene is one of the best ways to avoid constipation and one needs to make sure that he takes in sufficient amount of fluid along with fibers and indulge in some kind of physical activity. Some people choose to take laxatives for the purpose of treating constipation but it can be dangerous in the long run. If it is not treated effectively at the right time then constipation can lead to many serious disorders like fecal impaction and obstipation.

 

 

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