Among the most prevalent digestive issues in the United States, constipation affects millions of people each year. Constipation is defined as bowel movements that are difficult or less frequent than usual, and just about everyone will experience it at one point or another.

Colon hydrotherapy is an effective solution for people struggling with constipation. We at Body Flow Wellness can help you overcome constipation and restore digestive comfort. Let’s learn more about this common condition below. 

What Causes Constipation?

As food passes through your digestive system, your colon draws water from it to create stool. The colon later muscularly sends the stool out through the rectum, ridding your body of waste. But if the stool stays in the colon for a prolonged period, the stool can harden. This makes it difficult to pass a bowel movement, causing constipation. 

Stool may remain in the colon too long, causing constipation, for a variety of reasons. The most common of the reasons include:

  • A diet lacking in fiber
  • Insufficient water intake
  • Dietary changes
  • Inactivity 
  • Changes in physical activity
  • Stress 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Ignoring the urge to pass bowel movements

Additionally, constipation may be triggered by underlying medical conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke 
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

How Do I Know If I’m Constipated?

Constipation is uncomfortable, but exact symptoms can vary from person to person. The most prevalent signs of constipation include:

  • Less than three bowel movements per week
  • Pain passing bowel movements
  • Dry, hard stools
  • Feeling full despite passing a bowel movement

Relieving Constipation

Constipation can be extremely uncomfortable, but you can find relief with lifestyle changes, including drinking more water, eating more fiber-rich foods, and physical activity. Additionally, Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy treatment can naturally relieve constipation to ease discomfort and improve your digestive health. 

Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy

Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy treatment is a holistic treatment for digestive concerns. During treatment, an FDA-approved system is used to naturally trigger peristalsis, the process of compulsory, muscular contraction and release. This causes the body to release waste and water for the duration of the treatment. 

In Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy treatment, the colon is fully cleansed in a safe, comfortable environment. Its flushes toxins from the digestive system to relieve constipation and prevent the buildup of waste. 

To learn more about colon hydrotherapy for constipation, contact us today.