Why Chronic Constipation Has a Single Cause

By Dr Artour Rakhimov (www.NormalBreathing.com)

Millions of people suffer from chronic constipation, while mainstream medicine continues to ignore medical evidence related to the cause of chronic constipation. Most medical sources claim that there are many causes of chronic constipation. Reduced blood and oxygen supply to the GI tract and spasm in the smooth muscles of the large colon and rectum are suggested as contributing factors. In reality, there is only one cause.

All these secondary factors stem from one big problem. Consider oxygen levels in the GI tract and body cells. We get oxygen from air. Hence, low oxygen in cells means that there is something wrong on the way from air to body cells. Oxygen is delivered by the respiratory system. Hence, we need to look at breathing parameters in modern people. What about people in the past? Chronic constipation was not common some 70-100 years ago and this graph explains why.

Historical changes in breathing rates (normal subjects)

Is Deep Breathing Harmful?

What could be wrong in case of chronic hyperventilation or over-breathing that is very common in modern people? To begin with, normal breathing supplies nearly maximum possible oxygenation of the arterial blood: about 98-99%. Hence, deep breathing pattern cannot provide much more oxygen for the blood.

In fact, when modern people breathe more, they even reduce oxygen content in the arterial blood. Precisely why could it be? It is easy to notice, that deep or big breathing is executed with the use of the thoracic or chest muscles. Then lowest parts of the lungs do not get new air quantities with high oxygen content. Therefore, oxygenation of the blood gets smaller.

But even if one has abdominal breathing while hyperventilating, he still gets the major problem related to reduced CO2 (or carbon dioxide) levels in the arterial blood. This gas is a dilator of blood vessels. It is also necessary for delivery and release of oxygen in tissues for body cells (the Bohr effect).

Hundreds of physiological and medical publications have confirmed that hyperventilation decreases oxygenation of tissues. Hence, this deep ineffective respiratory pattern produces cells hypoxia and reduced blood supply to the gut.

Moreover, CO2 is also a powerful relaxant of all smooth muscles in the human body. Smooth muscles are found, for example, in the blood vessels, colon, and airways. Therefore, hyperventilation creates spasm in all these organs causing vasoconstriction, constipation, and bronchospasm.

Hence, it is not a surprise that a simple breathing exercise can relieve constipation in less than 2-3 minutes (almost immediately!). It involves accumulation of CO2. The exercise was developed and used by more than a hundred of Soviet and Russian medical doctors for thousands of people with striking success. You can find this exercise in the resource box below.

These medical doctors tested hundreds of people with chronic constipation and discovered that all of them had low levels of oxygen in body cells: usually less than 25 seconds for the simple body oxygen test. This is due to hyperventilation. When these patients slow down their breathing back to the medical norm, constipation disappeared. Hence, it was concluded that people with normal breathing never develop problems with bowel movements and constipation has a single cause. Try the exercise and get amazed!

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kpcwriting 4 years ago from New York, New York

I know so many people that suffer from chronic constipation. Thanks for the informative hub.

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artour 4 years ago from Canada Author

There is even a simple breathing exercise to relieve constipation in 30-40 seconds

Dee 4 years ago

When I first read an article on the effect of abdominal breathing on chronic constipation, my eyebrows shot up in incredulity. I've been struggling with this disease since I was a baby; a cure can't be as simple as this, surely! But what did I have to lose? A couple of minutes of breathing exercises a day and increased awareness on my breathing habits? How much better is that than constant laxatives! So I did try and have stuck to it for over a month now - with amazing results! I still can't believe such a simple thing can relieve such an uncomfortable condition. Thanks for spreading the word around.

Ani 3 years ago

Found your blog by clicking "next blog", saynig hello.I love the writing. Humorous and honest. I like the photos, especially the eggs in the dishes with the tiny bit of staining on the side. Lovely. If you visit me, please leave a comment of no more than seven words or less! Have a great day.

Alex 3 years ago

That is like saying if you drink too much water you will drown. Free raacdil production in a body that is oxygen-deficient is a medical impossibility.Our atmosphere is only about 21% oxygen and in many smoggy cities it is even less. In order for oxygen to form free raacdils in your bloodstream you would have to have an atmosphere of at least 80% O2 take supplemental oxygen every hour of every day.Oxygen-deficiency causes too many diseases, pls don't add to the problem.

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artour 13 months ago from Canada Author

Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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