Causes of Constipation
Then what should be considered normal bowel action? This depends upon the number of meals you take.If you eat twice a day your bowels must move twice if more your bowels must movie often.Natures plan is to have the bowels move normally after each meal and no food residues should remain in the colon longer than twenty four hours.
The causes of constipation are many and varied.The most important are deficient bulk incompetency of the various valves checking the progress of intestinal contents, adhesions, redundancy of the colon pressure on the waist interfering with the movements of diaphragm etc.
The habits of life which lead to these causes are hasty eating, excessive or deficient mastication, insufficient bulk, meat eating, monotohous diet, exclusive use of cooked food or milk diet, hot food and drinks, insufficient diet fasting faulty postures, obesity, condiments and concentrated foods, irregular meals, stimulating drinks, too little water or drinking it at wrong times, irregular sleep incorrect breathing, lack of exercise, lost call of nature, hurried defecation use of purgatives, depressing emotions, prolonged baths etc.