Chronic constipation came along with the pandemic.

Chronic constipation came along with the pandemic.
Chronic constipation came along with the pandemic.

Due to quarantine and self-isolation due to coronavirus infection, there are many side health problems.They talk a little about one of them, very delicate. This topic is associated with the sphere of the bodily bottom – with Chronic constipation, or scientifically with constipation.

First of all, this problem worsened due to a sedentary lifestyle. In older people, who are now advised to stay at home, constipation occurs much faster and more often than in younger ones. Physical activity is very important for the prevention of constipation. The movement of skeletal muscles contributes to good work and muscles of internal organs, including the colon.

At the recommendation of the World Health Organization, it is necessary to move at least 30 minutes a day. In those who move a lot and exercise at least 3-4 times a week, the colon works more actively, and this is an excellent prevention of constipation.


Usually, patients call constipation simply rare emptying of the intestine. In medicine, there is a clear medical term “constipation,” which means a state in which defecation (emptying the intestines) occurs less than once every three days. Therefore, when patients complain of constipation, they actually often have only a rare stool, and not real constipation.

But you should not ignore such a state, because everything can end in real constipation. And now that many are limited in physical activity due to COVID-19, this happens all the way around.

Feelings of severity and bloating of the abdomen exhaust the person psychologically. Meteorism, accompanied by sound phenomena, and attempts to control gases literally turn a person into a psychopath.

Stool retention in the intestine can be accompanied by symptoms of intoxication, when harmful substances that must be excreted from the body with intestinal contents, together with water, are absorbed back into the blood. In such cases, a person feels malaise, headaches, rapid fatigue, weakness.

It greatly depletes a person with long and painful emptying of the intestine with chronic constipation. As a result, the so-called megacolon can develop – a large large intestine, further aggravating constipation. Plus constipation leads to anal cracks and hemorrhoids when surgical treatment may be required.

The most important role in the prevention of constipation is the drinking regime. The less water you drink or the more you lose it, the denser the feces become and the higher the risk of constipation. Therefore, you need to try to drink 1.5-2 liters of water per day. In case of heart or renal failure or with swelling of any other nature, you need to drink less, and the drinking regime should be coordinated with the treating doctor.

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