Do you know that constipation prevents the proper absorption of medicine and food? (part II)

Constipation : Do you know that constipation prevents the proper absorption of medicine and food? (part II)

Constipation : One of the most important gastrointestinal motility disorders is a disorder that causes delay in the movement of the contents of the gastrointestinal tract.

Factors affecting digestion and malabsorption syndrome

Some of the factors that can affect food digestion and malabsorption syndrome include:·

  •   Long-term use of antibiotics·
  • Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic pancreatitis or  cystic fibrosis·
  •   Lactose deficiency or lactose intolerance·
  •   Congenital defects, such as obstruction of the bile duct

(bile ducts do not naturally form,

thus blocking the ducts and preventing the entry of bile ducts from the liver into the intestines)·


  • Gallbladder disease, liver or pancreas·
  • Intestinal damage by infection, inflammation, trauma or surgery·
  •  Parasitic diseases·
  •  Radiotherapy·
  •  Short Bowel Syndrome.
  • Congenital or surgical defect

Constipation and reduced absorption of vitamins and minerals

One of the reasons for constipation is the lack of fiber in the body.

Reducing fiber in the body :

Will make food and vitamins pass through the digestive tract more quickly.

And as a result,

The absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body is reduced.

Constipation and bacterial infection

Bites in some cases cause bacterial infections

It affects the absorption of food and vitamins

Constipation weakens the immune system

Constipation increases the chance of catching a cold.

The immune system weakens

Over time, the absorption of nutrients and nutrient deficiency will weaken

The immune system and make the body more susceptible to viruses

That cause coughing and colds.

Constipation prevents better absorption

Constipation causes the substance to move in the intestines,

Which prevents better absorption of important nutrients in the body.

Constipation and disturbance of the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system

Constipation also affects the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system,

Which is very important for the strength of the immune system.

Good bacteria play an important role in digestion and digestion

These bacteria also produce substances that prevent the invasion of invading pathogens

such as the flu virus,

if beneficial bacteria are compromised

Therefore, if beneficial bacteria are compromised,

There is a risk of a variety of diseases.

Constipation treatment

Vitamins used to treat constipation

Vitamin c

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin.

Absorption of vitamin C has an osmotic effect in your digestive tract.

This means that it drains water into your intestine, which can ease your stomach.

However, excessive vitamin C can be harmful

This can cause diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramps

Vitamin B5

One of the derivatives of vitamin B5

Called decoxentanol may cause constipation.

Folic acid

If the acid level of the digestive system is reduced,

Folic acid stimulates the formation of digestive acids,

which makes it easier to dispose of the stool through the large intestine, thus reducing constipation.

Herbal treatment

Inappropriate nutrition and the use of fast food have caused many digestive problems in the community,

Modern medicine

And modern medicine is not able to cure root problems, and the long-term use of prescription drugs in other modern medicine also causes other digestive problems.

Traditional medicine,

But traditional medicine, by considering the characteristics of digestion, treats digestive problems using harmless and simple mechanisms of medicine.

One of these herbal products is Psycho Digest, which consists of 9 herbs and can improve many digestive problems.

But it should be taken into account that only drug use is not sufficient and treatment needs must be met.

For more information on this topic, you can read the article on Psycho Digest or use online counseling

Collected by
Dr. Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri

About Afsane AminGhafouri

Dr Afsane Ghafuri
My name is Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri I have PhD degree in Agroecology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. I have over 8 years of experience working in agricultural science as Medicinal Plants scientist. Currently, I work as a Senior Researcher (R&D) at Parsi Teb Herbal Pharmaceutical Company since 2017. I have written more than 100 articles on medicinal plants and their application in traditional medicine. Teaching experience for 8 years in the field of medicinal plants.

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