10 Main Causes Of Colon Dysfunction
It is said that Death begins in the colon, and all chronic illnesses start with a dirty sluggish colon. The condition of your colon tells you the condition of your overall health. So the key to a clean bill of health is to have a clean and functioning colon.
Some of the early signs which seems insignificant and commonly ignored are:- constipation, diarrhea, abnormal bowel movement, bloating stomach, mouth ulcer, farting, bad breath, etc.. Your health and wellbeing will deteriorate should effective actions are not taken. Below are 10 areas which you may use to gauge the condition of your colon and your general wellness.
1. Non nutritious/balanced meals
Are you having balanced meals and sufficient fiber daily? If not, what and how can you make up for this to match your daily activities? Sufficient nutrients and fiber in your diet is of utmost importance to your well being.
2. Insufficient exercise
Do you exercise at least 3-4 times a week? Exercises improve circulation and help tone up muscles, especially in the colon for easy bowel elimination.
Are you stressed up? Tensions, emotional/mental stress causes abnormal secretions from glands and organs resulting chemical imbalance. This not only affect the digestive system and elimination process but also the whole body.
4. Toxin intake
Drinking coffee/tea, alcohol, carbonated drinks, smoking and eating processed foods raise toxic level in your body and upset the functions of the digestive system and nervous system.
Depending on your activities and weather, your body needs at least 2 lit. of plain water daily. Most people would prefer to drink other form of liquids (example coffee, tea or canned drinks) over clean plain water. Insufficient water intake leads to dehydration which can alter the consistency of the mucous lining of the colon that helps lubricate the removal of wastes.
6. Ignoring nature’s call
Ignoring the urge to eliminate (bowel and bladder) stresses cells/tissues and organs, causing congestion of wastes and auto-intoxication eventually.
7. Frequent use of laxatives, antibiotics, pain killers
These eliminate useful organisms in your gut and cause intestinal flora imbalance, leaving a conducive breeding ground for harmful bacteria that contribute to chronic diseases. Laxatives irritate and weaken bowel tone.
8. Unhealthy lifestyle
Having irregular meals, poor choices of foods and late nights would strain/weaken your immune system and nerve force that affect normal bowel functions.
9. Use of sitting toilets
Studies have proved that the use of sitting toilets (in a sitting position) does not help to eliminate fecal matters thoroughly. Wastes left behind get accumulated, hardened and block the colon leading to chronic diseases. The healthy way is the squatting position which eliminate wastes faster and complete without straining the colon and other organs.
10. Lack of probiotics
Do you have probiotics in your diet? Probiotics (friendly bacteria) are useful organisms that support digestion and absorption of nutrients. An imbalance intestinal flora is also one of the causes of many chronic illnesses.
You are likely to have an idea how you are faring and know how, what and which action you can take to adjust or enhance your current situation. If you are experiencing any abnormal colon conditions, do not further. Do seek support and advice from your own trusted health care professional. Do remember that apart from colon cleansing, a healthy colon also needs sufficient water, good nerve and muscle tone, right amount of required nutrients and good circulation.