constipation: dangerous?

Philippines
March 16, 2008 9:20am CST
Constipation is somewhat related to dehydration because you don't have enough water in your body. I don't hear anyone yet who takes constipation as a serious illness (if it can be called as such), but it can be dangerous. When you're constipated, your crap would be as hard as a stone and it's hard to go off. It can be cause for hemmorhoids too which is something you have that will not be acceptable for some jobs that you're applying for (i'm not sure on other places, but in the Philippines, it is not acceptable), which would be bad. The worse is constipation can cause death. What can you say about this? Please share ideas.
4 responses
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
16 Mar 08
Hello,jona!Constipation itself is not a life threatening disease.but if it prolonged for some days it may cause some health hazards.constipation is caused for our wrong food style.if you consume too much of junk foods or fast foods and foods containing oily substances may cause constipation.even, if you drink less than one liter water it may cause constipation.as water transfer wast products of our body and its deficiency may cause problem in transportation.so drink atleast three liters of water daily to meet the needs of the body.thank you.
• Philippines
16 Mar 08
Thank you for the enlightment. I have been aware that I don't have a good diet like drinking lots of water, eating vegetables and avoid junk foods, but I am trying, it's just that of getting used to it. Eversince I was just a baby, my Mom said that I always had a stone-like-hard crap and so as my son now. But I don't suffer from constipation until after my pregnancy. I had a cesarian delivery.Do you think it affected my digestion or what?
@paid2write (5202)
16 Mar 08
It is not a life threatening condition in itself but it does indicate general bad health. When a person has a healthy balanced diet of vegetables, fruit, grains and low fat food, they will never suffer this condition. Anyone who has a poor diet and eats too much convenience food and fast food will suffer, not just from constipation, but will have other health problems as a result of a bad diet.
• Philippines
16 Mar 08
Thanks for the healthy advise. But just a follow up question, what would mostly to happen if you can't take a crap for more than 3 days?
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
It can be a symptom of bowel obstruction so you must see a doctor for possible operation
@peavey (16878)
• United States
17 Mar 08
When you're constipated, toxic wastes re-enter the blood stream and/or build up in the intestines. After a bout of constipation, a mild toxic cleanse may be in order. It may not be life threatening as such, but surely it can shorten your life if not taken care of.