Feces pattern varies greatly from person to person, which some have bowel movements several times a day, while others have bowel movements with one to two days.


Constipation is a condition in which stool pattern of the individual becomes larger spaces, and the stools are often tougher and possibly. tubers. The reasons for this are many. For some it's because a medicinforbrug because some medications reduces the gut movement. This may, for example. be pain killer associated opioidgruppen, including containing morphine, or synthetic versions thereof. People who need medications of this type because of prolonged pain often


Constipation is in itself not a disease but can be a symptom of an underlying disease, such as.cancer of the colon, And especially adult at the age of 40 years, should be aware of if they for some time, suddenly becomes forstoppede as it may be cancer.


Some people withhemorrhoidsoranal fissure, Has painful bowel movements (especially the latter) to allow fear to go to the toilet, and they therefore tend to keep on stools as long as possible, and some even eat less, to avoid going to the toilet. This can also give constipation.



Diarrhea is like constipation not a disease in itself but it can be a symptom of an underlying disease.


Diarrhea is defined in the jargon as stools in excess of 200 gr / day (some define it as 200 gr / day for women and 250 gr / day in men). In everyday language, and perhaps a more useful definition is frequent, loose stools a day.


The reasons can partly beinfection of the intestine, With for example.Salmonella bacteriaor a virus (such as. Norovirus, which provides so-calledRoskildesygewith vomiting and diarrhea). Prolonged diarrhea can be caused byamøbedysenteri, Especially if you have been traveling in southern Europe or outside Europe. If there is a whole family or a dinner party, which has been diarrhea, which can also be no infection in the intestine orfood poisoning. This can be seen frequently in barbecue season, where hygiene around the barbecue are often not as good as in the kitchen.


Diarrhea can also be caused by disorders of the intestine asCrohn's disease,ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease,or sjældendttumors of the small intestineor colon. For some reason none of the above, and you can end up getting diagnosedirritable colonwhich is an exclusion diagnosis is not made before other diseases are excluded.


Transient cases of diarrhea is not treated, and many people experience at times, one for several days with thin stools, there is no treatment. These may be due to a minor infection or irritation in the intestine. When you have diarrhea, it is important to drink plenty of fluids, as otherwise it risks becoming dehydrated.



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