The obstipation also includes a hard stool, with painful defecation, the appearance of blood and mucus, and the feeling of insufficient bowel emptying. The results of a study conducted in a British clinic dealing with digestive problems show that: 65% of people report discomfort, fatigue, and skin problems as constipation-related symptoms, 25% of women cite nervousness and irritability as a symptom of a messy stool, 51% they feel less attractive, 38% say that because of the occupation they either cancel agreements or leave the previous house from social gatherings, and 68% say that the influence affects their sexual life.
If occasional occurrence occurs occasionally, there is no panic, but if it causes great inconvenience and long lasting it is necessary to adopt new life habits and seriously address this problem. The most common advice given by a physician and pharmacist is to change lifestyle, that is, to move more, drink at least 2 L of fluids per day and increase the content of natural vegetable fibers in the diet. In spite of the well-known food correction advice, in most cases in order to fully regulate the stool, additional intake is required through supplements containing plant fibers.
The effectiveness of vegetable fiber
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the daily intake of vegetable fiber, as dietary supplements in the amount of 25-40 grams per day. This is because vegetable fibers are of great importance for the functioning of the entire organism, and they have a beneficial effect not only on constipation but also on some other common diseases of the modern man.
When the stool “does not go”
Vegetable fibers are a natural stimulant for the formation of intestinal peristalsis (the movement of smooth muscles that trigger intestinal contents and lead to its release from the body). Insoluble fibers increase the mass of the stool, bind water and facilitate the regular discharge of the bowel. Unchanged are ejected from the colon, and on their way through the digestive tract, thanks to their large mass and humidity, clean the walls of the intestine and shorten the time of retention of food in the intestines. Since they are of natural origin, they do not lead to habit formation, so they can be taken indefinitely, and are suitable for use in both pregnant and breastfeeding women.