In addition to that, rotten stools block the intestine and in the worst case, the intestine bursts.
The causes of constipation can be that the intestine’s strength declines with aging or that the intestine doesn’t work properly due to stress, but there is another unexpected cause.
What is the difference between people who have regular bowel movements and people who are constipated?
The difference is the movement of the intestine.
In the intestine of people who are constipated, peristalsis occurs, which is a contraction and relaxation of muscles, and push stool forward slowly. This movement occurs 24 hours regardless of whether you are sleeping or waking, but this movement only can push stool forward slowly, causing constipation.
On the other hand, in the intestine of people who have regular bowel movements, mass-peristalsis occurs, which speed of pushing stool forward is 200 times faster than peristalsis.
Mass-peristalsis occurs only a few times a day.
How can you occur mass-peristalsis?
The required condition is only one thing.
Don’t eat anything between meals for 8 hours.
It seems difficult to eat nothing while awake, but it is not difficult while sleeping. If you don’t eat anything after dinner until breakfast for 8 hours, you can make mass-peristalsis occur.
Why does mass-peristalsis occur if you don’t eat for 8 hours?
When you eat something, the food goes to the stomach and is digested taking about 3 hours and then it goes to the small intestine and is digested taking about 5 hours.
So 8 hours later since all the digested food goes to the large intestine, the stomach and the small intestine become empty. At this moment, mass-peristalsis occurs in the large intestine.
But if you eat something before 8 hours pass after a meal, the stomach and the small intestine don’t become empty so that mass-peristalsis doesn’t occur.
If you start eating dinner at 7 pm and finish it at 8 pm, go to bed at 11 pm.
It is important to finish dinner 3 hours before going to bed to digest the food before going to bed. If you don’t digest food before going to bed, you can’t have relaxed sleep. Relaxed condition leads to mass-peristalsis more easily.
At 4 am mass-peristalsis starts to occur and the stools in the large intestine move close to the anus.
When you get up, drink a glass of water.
Stimulation to the stomach by the water is transmitted to the large intestine, the large intestine starts to move actively, resulting in the encouragement of bowel movements in the morning.
7 women who had been suffering from constipation tried this method for 1 week and 6 of 7 women had improvement.