Risk Factors for Colon Problems

People who regularly consume the following:

are said to face an higher risk of developing colon and bowel issues that can cause a range of serious health issues.

The level of risk depends on how often and how much of these foods a person consumes. The higher the consumption, the higher the risk.

In addition, people who are exposed to:

  • Toxic substances
  • Pollution
  • Stress

also are said to face an elevated risk of developing colon and bowel issues that can cause a range of serious health issues. Once again, the level of risk depends on the levels of exposure. The higher and more frequent the exposure, the higher the risk.

Smoking and Drinking

Further, people who smoke or take drugs (even some legal over the counter or prescription drugs), also face an elevated risk of developing colon and bowel issues that can cause a range of serious health issues.

The higher and more frequent the exposure to smoke or drugs, the higher the potential risk. These risks are further compounded in people who do not do enough regular exercise. The recommended minimum is 30 minutes of walking per day.

The healthy transit time of food through a healthy human adult body is less than 24 hours.

However, recent research has shown that this time has been greatly extended beyond what is considered safe or healthy, particularly in the Western World, where the average for men is approximately 60 hours, and 70 hours for women. This is because of diet and lifestyle factors.

As a result, food is remaining in the body longer (almost 3 times as long as it should be), and taking longer to process, and this can elevate the risk of a range of health complications, such as constipation, digestive problems, bowel problems, and even bowel cancer.

Colon Cleansing treatments, especially Colon Irrigation, may also be used to remove bowel obstructions and treat constipation. However, constipation is often due to poor diet, drinking insufficient water, and/or performing insufficient regular exercise, so concentrating on performing a range of Dietary and Lifestyle Changes should be a sufferers highest priority for preventing constipation and improving health.