Joint pain is a trouble that is usually uninvited. It occurs due to various reasons like inflammation, injury, sprain or strain, bone infection or any other trait that causes damage to tissues or cartilage. These are common causes and most of the people are also aware about it. However, one of the most uncommon causes of joint pain is constipation. Yes you read that right! Constipation can cause joint pain. Let us see how!
When your colon absorbs too much of water from your food; you experience tension and squeezing of muscles, which makes the stool movement slow. This criterion further causes physical inactivity and laziness. Basically, when colon bears the faces for long, body start reabsorbing the water and during this process those toxins that are to be excreted; sometimes they are absorbed by the body. This can give rise to pathogen levels in body and so your immune system gets busy in tackling the same. Hence, the repair process or the healing process meets a pause. When the body hit’s normalcy, i.e., when bowel system is regular, the immune system again gets active and releases cytokines- inflammatory mediators and that gets circulated in the entire body though blood, which causes the inception of aches and pain in the joints. The matter gets altogether more serious, when your body becomes a victim of Rheumatoid Arthritis- a condition when the pain flows in joints and muscles in varying degrees and intensity.
Those people, who already suffer from RA, have excessive growth of bacteria in their intestines, and when such people experience irregular bowler movements, those bacteria multiple, adding severity to the pain. Apart from that, during your constipation days, level of good bacteria is low, which causes a leaky gut and in turn increases the level of pathogenic bacteria or fungi in your intestines. This worsens the situation and elevates the pain.
These theories are sufficient to prove that a healthy bowel cycle is highly important. Apart from keeping uneasiness at distance it also helps you in maintaining internal body health. Many people have this myth in their head that we have to go to the toilet for three or four times in a day. It is not true at all because, the ideal bowel movements don’t exist. It varies from person to person. However, regular visit is better with once a day being the minimum requirement.
1. Make sure you do not delay your toilet visits. Elimination of toxins on sooner grounds is highly advisable.
2. Get habituated to light exercise.
3. Stay hydrated all the time.
4. Have healthy vegetables and fruits.
5. Reduce the consumption of fructose – generally found in soft drinks as it forces the liver to consume more energy in processing sugar and doesn’t let it concentrate on the task of detoxification.
6. Have dried fruits or any other fiber rich food.
7. If the problems don’t seem to end soon, consult a doctor.