This is a common disorder that many of us have experienced at some time or another. It is often uncomfortable and can affect our daily quality of life. Constipation occurs when the transit time of our food is abnormally long. Transit time from mouth to anus should be around 24 hours and in many of us it is around 70 hours. This may be due to a long bowel, poor dietary and fluid intake, lack of exercise or it may be cultural or even psychological.
Stool form tells us much about our inner health and I use The Bristol Stool Chart as one of the indicators of a client’s overall good health. We should all look regularly at the deposits we leave in the toilet and any change should be monitored.
Constipation, and defecation in general, is still rather a taboo subject in the UK and this often leads to us choosing over-the-counter medications that are not always entirely beneficial long term. Rather than stabbing in the dark and spending much time and money on possible cures why not visit your GP or find an expert Colonic Hydrotherapist in your area via http://www.colonic-association.org/