Lean N Clean® restores healthy bowel function and allows you to get back to comfortable regularity. Lean N Clean® eliminates the pain of bowel movements when you're constipated because it softens waste (without causing diarrhea) and allows you go gently without straining.
"I am taking Lean N Clean® for intestinal cleansing/detox and chronic constipation and it has been one of the best things that has ever happened for me. I have had constipation for most of my life. It got to the point that I had to take laxatives to go to the bathroom and even then they didn't work many times.
I am now pretty regular while I am talking Lean N Clean (and no laxatives are needed)! I do have an occasion or two of constipation but I know it's because I have not drunk enough water. So I thank you enormously for Lean N Clean®. I've spent so much money in the past for laxatives and cleanses that would work for only a short time and nothing ever worked as good as Lean N Clean®!"
-Patty S., Orlando, FL
Constipation is the infrequent and difficult passage of stool. The frequency of bowel movements among healthy people varies greatly, ranging from two or more movements a day to at least four per week.
As a rule, if more than three days pass without a bowel movement, the intestinal contents may harden and a person may have difficulty or even pain during elimination. Straining during bowel movements or the feeling of incomplete evacuation may also be reported as constipation.
Constipation can lead to complications, such as hemorrhoids caused by extreme straining or fissures caused by the hard stool stretching the sphincters. Bleeding can occur for either of these reasons and appears as bright red streaks on the surface of the stool. Fissures may be quite painful and can aggravate the constipation that originally caused them.
Older adults are five times more likely than younger adults to report problems with constipation. Poor diet, insufficient intake of fluids, lack of exercise, the use of certain drugs to treat other conditions, and poor bowel habits can result in constipation.
Diet and dietary habits can play a role in developing constipation. Lack of interest in eating ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ a problem common to many single or widowed older people ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ may lead to heavy use of convenience foods, which tend to be low in fiber. In addition, loss of teeth may force older people to choose soft, processed foods, which also tend to be low in fiber.
Older people sometimes cut back on fluids, especially if they are not eating regular or balanced meals or to avoid urinating if they experience stress incontinence. Water and other fluids add bulk to stools and can be a cure for constipation.
The preoccupation with bowel movements sometimes leads older people to depend heavily on stimulant laxatives, which can be habit-forming. The bowel begins to rely on laxatives to bring on bowel movements, and over time, the natural mechanisms fail to work without the help of drugs. Habitual use of enemas also can lead to a loss of normal function.
Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. Like a fever, there are many different causes of constipation. The following is a list of some of the most common causes of constipation:
For most people, dietary and lifestyle improvements can increase the chances to relieve constipation. Above all, it is necessary to recognize that a successful treatment program requires persistent effort and time. Constipation does not occur overnight and it is not reasonable to expect that constipation can be relieved overnight.
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