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Does Constipation Affect Your Kidneys

I was diagnosed with chronic constipation one month ago. And recently, except for bloating of the abdomen, indigestion and dry stools, I also suffer from back pain. I wonder that can constipation affect my kidneys.

Hello, friend, for your question, I will make an detailed explanation to you. Please don’t worry and follow this passage, you will have a good understanding.

As you said, you are a patient with chronic constipation which can last for months or years. It’s usually caused by poor diet, by some other diseases, or by regularly ignoring the urge to go to the toilet. Low-fiber diets and insufficient water intake are the leading causes of constipation. As a matter of fact, constipation has no direct influence on the kidneys. However, long-term constipation will aggravate the various organs. When large amounts of toxins can not be discharged from the body smoothly, they will pile up in the body which can increase the liver and kidney’s workload, further affect the normal metabolism and lead to lesions. Therefore, in order to prevent the occurrence of these conditions, you’d better solve your constipation in the early time.

Here we give your some advice which can help you get rid of constipation.

First, every day, drink 1.5 to 2 quarts of fluids, such as water or juice, to hydrate the body.

Second, add fiber-rich foods to your diet, such as raw fruits and vegetables, prunes, or bran cereal. The daily intake of fiber should be between 20-35 grams.

Third, if you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, don’t delay. The longer you wait, the harder your stool will become.

In addition, your doctor may also advise that you stop taking certain medications that may cause constipation.

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