Hazards of Constipation You Need To Know

6 Hazards of Constipation You Need To Know

Constipation is condition that is generally describes as having difficulties in bowel movement. It could be that you are not passing stools regularly or you are unable to completely empty your bowel.  Constipation can cause your stools to be hard and lumpy, as well as unusually large or small and can make people strain excessively in order to have a bowel movement, no wonder a friend of mine usually described it as “Stubborn Stool”. Constipation can affect anyone irrespective of the age. However, the severity of constipation can varies from person to person. Many people only experience constipation for a short time, but for others, constipation can be a continuous issue that causes significant discomfort. Before we talk about 6 Hazards of constipation that you need to know, let’s take a brief look at some common causes of constipation

Common Causes of Constipation

Lower Fiber diet

Lack of enough exercise

Certain Medications


Changes in routine

Ignoring urge to stool

Anxiety or depression


6 Hazards of Constipation (Stubborn Stool) You Need To Know

1. Stubborn Stool causes anorectic disorders

During constipation, dry stool and difficult defecation can directly cause or worsen anorectic disorders, such as anal crack and hemorrhoids

2. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

During constipation, fecal retention happens and the absorption of harmful substances cause gastrointestinal dysfunction, loss of desire for food, abdominal fullness, belching, mouth and anal pain

3. Stubborn Stool forms ulcers

The oppression of relatively hard stool mass narrows lumen and surrounding pelvic structures inhibits colon expansion, leading to oppression of rectum, or colon and cause intestinal perforation

4. Stubborn stool leads to colon cancer

Constipation prevents the discharge of intestinal carcinogens for a long time. About 10% of patients of severe constipation end up having colon cancer

5. Stubborn Stool causes sexual Dysfunction

Forceful defecation for a long time causes rectum fatigue, anal contraction and spasmodic contraction of pelvis. This leads to reduced ejaculation rate and gradually sexually life without orgasm, etc

6. Stubborn Stool affects brain function

Constipation leads to enduring stagnation of metabolism in the digestive tract. Then large amount of harmful substances, such as methane, phenol and ammonia, are produced. Some of these substances diffuse into the central nervous system and interfere with the brain functions. The most prominent symptoms include memory loss, distraction and slow thinking etc.