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Clogged bowels: causes, symptoms, self-care, treatment

  1. Just as everyone is different, the frequency of bowel movements is also different. Usually the frequency of bowel movements varies between three times a day to three times a week. In the case of blocked bowels or constipation, bowel movements are less common, the bowel movements are usually 'hard' and lumpy and the defecation can also hurt. Many people have the impression that they suffer from blocked intestines. A sluggish bowel affects more than a third of the population, women significantly more often than men, the elderly more often than the young. If constipation persists or occurs again it is good to see your doctor, especially if you are over 50 years old. He can quickly detect a possible underlying disease.

Clogged intestines

  1. Constipation How often you empty your bowel varies from person to person. Some people have bowel movements daily or even several times a day. Others only defecate three times a week. With blocked bowels or constipation, a distinction is made between a temporary and a chronic course. Acute constipation is rare. In medicine, one speaks of chronic constipation when someone has a stool less than three times a week continuously for three months. You can also have chronic constipation if you have bowel movements every day: If two of the following symptoms occur (for at least three months), you may also have chronic constipation

Causes of constipation

  1. Temporary blocked intestines

Clogged Bowel Symptoms

  1. Clogged bowels or constipation can manifest in several ways. Affected people usually have hard stools over a long period of time, which can only be emptied by pressing and straining hard. This is often accompanied by pain (pain when defecating). You usually have a bowel movement less than three times a week. Often there are other symptoms such as feeling full and unwell. Flatulence, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue

Consult your GP

  1. If you only suffer from temporary constipation that is not caused by a serious illness, you can usually do something about it yourself. Exercise, abdominal massages, adequate fluid intake and a high-fiber diet

Diet for blocked intestines: fiber helps

  1. Enough fiber

Clogged intestines in the elderly

  1. As the years pass by, constipation becomes more common. In the elderly, the causes are usually insufficient fluid intake and a lack of exercise. Since the feeling of thirst diminishes with old age, it is important to always have something to drink on the table or in sight. Then you automatically think about it. If someone has heart or kidney disease

  2. As the years pass by, constipation becomes more common. In the elderly, the causes are usually insufficient fluid intake and a lack of exercise. Since the feeling of thirst diminishes in old age, it is important to always have a drink on the table or in sight. Then you automatically think about it. If someone has heart or kidney disease



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