Constipation

Fluid specializes in providing constipation relief and intestinal detoxification through the use of colonics and medical grade supplements.

Constipation is characterized by difficult or infrequent bowel movements.  It affects over 7 million Americans, particularly women and the elderly.  According to WebMd, someone is considered constipated if they have been experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Straining during a bowel movement
  • Hard stool
  • Incomplete evacuations
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Abdominal pain
  • Two or fewer bowel movements in a week

Constipation is primarily caused by nutritional deficiencies and the intake of artificial substances.

The most common causes of constipation include:

  • Not drinking enough water
  • Limited fiber intake
  • Disruptions of regular diet or routine (e.g. traveling)
  • Limited activity or exercise
  • Excessive consumption of dairy products
  • Eating disorders
  • Overuse of laxatives — when used for long periods of time, many stimulant laxatives including Dulcolax, Ex-Lax, and senna can lead to dependence and may damage nerves, muscles, and tissues in the large intestine
  • Hypothyroidism — whenever the thyroid gland is underactive, it slows the body’s metabolic processes, including the gut
  • Stress and depression — like hypothyroidism, depression causes a general slowdown of the body’s normal processes, which can also affect intestinal functions
  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
  • Antacid medicines that contain calcium or aluminum
  • Pain killers — many receptors for narcotic drugs are in the digestive tract, so painkillers tend to bring everything to a halt
  • Antidepressants  — constipation can be associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants such as Prozac
  • Blood pressure and allergy medications — constipation can be a side effect of some common drugs used to treat high blood pressure, such as calcium channel blockers and diuretics.  Diuretics, for instance, lower blood pressure by increasing urine output, which flushes water from your system.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can cause cramping, weight loss, bloody stools, and other health problems
  • Pregnancy and childbirth — possibly due to sluggish abdominal muscles and the use of pain relievers and anesthetics during the delivery
  • Antispasmodics and anticonvulsants — these medications prevent sudden muscle contractions and prevent seizures, yet they can also affect the nerves in the colon wall

Fluid New York’s certified colonic therapists can help you alleviate constipation, lose weight, and detoxify your body

At Fluid New York, we strive to help our clients achieve complete regularity – which we consider to be three bowel movements daily.  We know that the longer the stool stays in your intestine, the harder and more difficult it becomes to pass.

 

Our thanks to the following sources of guidance and information:

  • Dr. Jay W. Marks and Dr. William C. Shiel, Jr., of MedicineNet.com
  • Dr. Thomas Park, of the University of Rochester Medical Center Park in New York
  • Ms. Amanda Gardner of Health.com
  • The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • WebMd