Constipation and it’s complications

I personally had constipation problems for half of my life, but I am happy to say that has been a thing of the past for over 10 years now.

I never get colonoscopies because   I know they do not  prevent or cure colon cancer.  I know what prevents colon disease and that is staying hydrated with water, having a clean liver so it produces 1 1/2 cup of bile daily, and having healthy diet and lifestyle.   Expensive Universal Health Care does not provide these things.

The two main  contributors of constipation

1.  Lack of Bile which is made in the liver to help digest our food.  Bile also  cleans the colon and causes parastalis movment in the large intestine to help aid in elimination.

2.  Lack  of 6 to 8 cups of water daily.

The intestinal tract uses much water to break down solid foods.  It has to liquefy the dissolvable components of solid foods to extract their essential elements.  Whatever can be dissolved is then absorbed into the blood circulation and transferred to the liver for processing.  The refuse that cannot be further broken down is then passed through the various segments of the gut and gradually compacted for elimination.

Depending on the adequate availability of  free water in the body, the refuse will carry with it some of the water that was used to liquefy the food.  What water it can carry with it will act as a lubricant to help the refuse move through the large intestine.  The last segments of the small intestine and most of the large intestine are under the direction of the water regulators to reabsorb as much of the water in the refuse as might be needed by the other parts of the body.  The more the body is in need of water, the more there is a determined effort to reabsorb the water the water that is available in the intestine.  This process puts a drastic squeeze on the refuse for reabsorption by the mucosa or lining membranes of the large intestine.

The more the body is dehydrated, the slower the motility of the lower intestines in order to allow time for reabsorption of the water content of the refuse.  This process of preventing water loss is another of the body;s water-presevation mechanisms.  One part of  the body where water loss is prevented in times of drought management is n the large intestine, through adjustment of this consistency and the rate of flow of the excrements.  When the passage of refuse from the large intestine is slowed down, the mucosa absorb the water, and the feces become hard and not fluid enough to flow.  The act of expulsion of solid feces becomes difficult.  To prevent this process from taking place, added intake of water and some fibers that hold the water better seems to be the only natural solution to constipation.  Remember that hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, and polyp formation are common occurrences with chronic constipation.  Chronic dehydration and its consequential constipation are primers for cancer formation in the large intestine and rectum.

Reabsorption of water in the digestive tract also also involves the regulating valve between the last part of the small intestine and the first part of the large intestine, known as the ileocecal valve.  The valve shuts down and allows the small intestine time to get as much water as possible out of the as-yet-informed refuse.  At certain levels of dehydration the closing of the valve may become too forceful and may cause spasm.  This spasm will translate into pain in the lower right side of the abdomen.  This pain can be mistaken for a possible inflammation of the appendix which is served by the same sensory nerves.  In women, this same pain could be misdiagnosed as either ovarian pain or uterine pain, which can cause anxiety and result in expensive, complicated investigations.  Let me give you an example.

Joy, for the past few months was suffering from an uncomfortable pain in the area of her appendix – the lower right side of her abdomen.  She was advised to get a laparoscopy to see what was causing the pain.  This involves inserting a small viewing instrument into the abdominal and involves inserting a viewing instrument into the abdominal cavity through an incision in her abdomen.  The examine produced no findings that would explain her pain.  She was given painkillers, but the problem did not disappear.

I had seen this type of pain before and had relieved it with water.  I had used water as a diagnostic test to differentiate between genuine appendicitis pain and dehyrdration pain that mimics appendicitis.  I asked Joy to drink 2 glasses of water and her pain diminishes within minutes.  She increased her daily water intake to successfully avoid the pain.  Women with pain in their lower abdomen, who have been diagnosed with pain-producing ovarian cysts, inflammation of the fallopian tubes, or even fibroids, should test the authenticity of their diagnosis with two glasses of water.  It may well be that they are only thirsty and their bodies are only crying for water in that particular region.

I recommend the books   “You’re not Sick You’re Thirsty”  and  “Your Bodies Many Cries for Water”                            by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.