Bowel disorders are a fairly simple and common problem that is suffered through by millions of Americans at every age, and across all demographic levels like race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Bowel disorders can also range from being incredibly serious and life-threatening issues that need to be addressed, to less serious issues that are still significantly uncomfortable and must be addressed to improve a patient’s quality of life and enjoyment of their daily activities.
Bowel disorders can be characterized by a host of different things, including issues like obstruction and difficulty in passing bowel movements, and issues in blockage while needing to empty the bowels. Because of that, it is important to take into account the underlying psychological issues associated with bowel disorders, since they can be very difficult disorders to discuss for many patients. Because of that stigma, medical professionals estimate that a great number of bowel disorders go un-diagnosed and under-diagnosed due to embarrassment and shame.
Causes of bowel disorders can vary widely, from issues like genetic problems and bowel obstruction due to a person’s genes, to man-made causes like lifestyle and health issues related to chronic conditions, diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. Medical professionals have outlined that genetic disorders can have a certain impact on some bowel disorders, but many are caused by diet and lifestyle problems.
Patients who experience bowel disorders also typically tend to experience other chronic medical conditions like obesity, which are typically related to their health issues, lifestyle, and diet and nutrition choices. Medical professionals have hypothesized that bowel disorders, then, are caused by environmental factors like how a person eats, exercises, and more. Fortunately, because lifestyle issues and chronic causes cause so many bowel disorders, it also indicates that many bowel disorder solutions can come from simple changes to lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and more.
Symptoms of bowel disorders can also vary widely, though there are some trends that all patients endure, including the difficulty in passing bowel movements and the pain in which one does pass a bowel movement. With many bowel disorders, people will have a great deal of trouble making stool and safely moving on with life.
These symptoms, any pain or discomfort you may feel in the anal or bowel area, may be a sign that you are somehow experiencing some type of bowel disorder, too, and should be examined by a qualified medical professional. Medical professionals with either medicine, or diet and lifestyle change can quickly and relatively easily solve most bowel disorders.