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Hard Stools

A discussion of constipation causes without mentioning factors regarding standard of living would fail to qualify as a “complete” discourse. The quality of a person’s diet, level of physical activity, and many other lifestyle choices all contribute to the potential for hard stools to occur.

If it can be said “lifestyle choices” heads the list of causes for difficult bowel movements, “improving lifestyle choices” probably belongs at the top of the list of ways to alleviate the discomfort associated with hard stools. Many factions, such as the American Chemical Society, continue to refer to the 20th Century as “The Pharmaceutical Century” as if this supports the notion one should just take drugs to solve all their health problems. Nonetheless, bowel difficulties are often, in fact, caused by the very drugs marketed as treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.

Causes of Difficult Bowel Movements

Lack of Exercise

Someone who has chosen to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables but also leads a sedentary lifestyle can’t really claim to have made all the best lifestyle choices. Lack of activity deprives the body of an important component of the smooth functioning of all bodily systems.

Any lifestyle choices preventing you from setting aside time for physical activity can greatly impede the benefits of an otherwise healthful diet. A traveler, for example, might find his or her trip marred by the unexpected appearance of dry, hard stools. To illustrate, a traveler usually spends much of their time sitting, and this reduced mobility invites constipation to rear its ugly head.

Travel can also be stressful. Stress introduces yet another element contributing to the formation of firm fecal matter. Moreover, many travelers do not drink adequate amounts of fresh water. A body deprived of hydration will not produce moist and soft bowel movements.

Digestive System Impairment

Hemorrhoids impede the movement of waste matter from the bowel and this can lead to chronic constipation. As waste begins to accumulate, the body automatically removes water content of anything retained with the bowels. As moisture is removed from waste, it’s quite easy to understand how this causes hard stools to form. A low fat, high fiber diet cannot fight the physical damage caused by hemorrhoids. For that matter, any obstruction within the bowel, such as that caused by a colon stricture produces the same effect.

Detection of such an obstruction can require the performance of many diagnostic tests. A person following a healthful diet and still producing hard stools might want to request such testing of their physician.

This list of tests may include:

  • Physical examination of the anus and rectum
  • Checking the anal reflex
  • Checking for swelling of the abdomen
  • Full blood workup
  • CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen)
  • X-ray
  • Barium enema
  • Colonoscopy

Someone suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) often has the misfortune of dealing with the additional complication of hard stools. IBS is a condition in which spasms occur in the muscles of the large intestine and colon. These spasmodic, uncoordinated muscle movements can cause nausea, cramping, and an incessant sensation the bowel is always “full.”

IBS represents clearly how neurological conditions have the potential to cause hard stools. If the nerves regulating the muscles of the large intestine and the colon fail to function properly, bowel movements won’t pass easily through the lower GI tract.

Preventing Hard Stools

Few products on drugstore shelves or even on the Internet can supersede the degree to which a proper diet can eliminate difficult bowel movements. A person eating plenty of fresh fruits and organically grown vegetables and drinking plenty of purified water might never produce hard stools.

Adopting some of the alternative choices detailed above can greatly reduce the chances of experiencing dry bowel movements. A person on a low fat, high fiber diet will seldom have hard stools; but nearly everyone encounters constipation now and then and sometimes help is needed to relieve this bothersome symptom.

The manufacturers of laxatives pretend their products can satisfy this goal, but most fall short of guaranteeing safe, effective results. Oxy-Powder® is an organic colon cleansing product that can offer real digestive health benefits however. Oxy-Powder® helps the body take full advantage of beneficial lifestyle improvements, thereby aiding in avoiding constipation.

Oxy-Powder® liquefies old fecal debris so the colon can eliminate it easily. As this putrefying waste is cleansed from the intestinal lining, the body can begin absorbing vital nutrients more efficiently, healing the digestive system, and working towards improved intestinal performance in the future.

In other words, Oxy-Powder® doesn’t force a bowel movement to occur with harsh chemicals like herbal laxatives or common enema products, but merely supports the colon’s normal role of converting food into energy and then eliminating waste by ridding the body of toxin-filled fecal debris.

The above information does not intend to dissuade anyone with digestive problems from consulting with their healthcare provider. Many negative health conditions can lead to the formation of hard, dry bowel movements. Likewise, these conditions can hinder the colon’s capacity to eliminate waste quickly and easily. So it’s always best to consult a qualified healthcare professional if you are experiencing prolonged or acute constipation for any reason.

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