It may be something that makes for good gossip around the office water cooler, but constipation isn’t all that funny, especially when it’s happening to more and more people.
According to a new study, the number of people seeking treatment for constipation by going to emergency rooms in the U.S. is on the rise – and so are the costs, which reached $1.6 billion in 2011.
It may not be thought of as a serious disease, but with increasing hospitalization and ER visits, many doctors are starting to admit that constipation is a growing healthcare issue that needs to be addressed, especially in the gastroenterologist community.
As much as 19 percent of the U.S. population is affected by constipation, and it affects all ages from infants to adults.
Health conditions and medications may cause constipation as well as diet. For example, not enough dietary fiber and dehydration. Maintaining 25 to 30 grams a day of dietary fiber found in fruits and vegetables can help.
And for emergencies, or when it becomes intolerable, colon hydrotherapy can be a gentle easy way to remove obstructions and relieve constipation.
How Does This Work?
The colon collects food wastes and absorbs liquid from the stool before it’s evacuated, and if too much liquid is removed, fecal matter can become dry, hard and densely packed.
When fecal matter remains in the colon for an extended amount of time, it will ferment causing gas and bloating, and general discomfort.
This can lead to infrequent or difficult bowel movements.
Colon hydrotherapy introduces purified water into the colon to cleanse it and relieve discomfort. This is not an enema! Colon hydrotherapy cleanses and soothes the entire colon, and relieves constipation without using chemical laxatives, and by flushing away impacted food wastes with a sterilized water at body temperature.
For more information on colon hydrotherapy please call 480.782.6566 to speak with a trained professional.