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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

STRAINING TO ELIMINATE

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON STRAINING TO ELIMINATE

Straining could results from hard, dry stools (Vata). Or, inflammation of the intestines (Pitta) and lack of muscle tone in the terminal colon. Excess mucus could prevent elimination of stool (Kapha). Straining could cause prolapse of the rectum and hemorrhoids. Instead, press the acupressure / marma point halfway between the tip of the tail-bone and the anus. This will facilitate removal of stool stuck in the rectum. Ashwini mudra and mula bandha will also help you strengthen the musculature in this reason. Massage the digestive tract. Additionally, massage behind the pubic bone.

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DIET REMEDIES FOR 'STRAINING TO ELIMINATE'

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HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS FOR 'STRAINING TO ELIMINATE'

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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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High Fiber Laxative

HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVE

A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr

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Stimulant Laxative

STIMULANT-LAXATIVE

Stimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency. Aka irritant laxativ

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.

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HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE #1

STRAINING TO ELIMINATE IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE #1 - AFFECTING DIGESTION

If you have symptoms in this category, your body is sending you a warning sign. Since digestion is so metabolically intensive and sensitive to stress and emotions, the earliest warning signs of imbalance usually appear in the digestive tract first. You may have gas and bloating, for example, or acid reflux. Ayurveda recommends paying careful, close attention to warning signs. They indicate that an imbalance is starting to accumulate. Correct these warning signs before they accumulate further and weaken your body's resistance. This is usually accomplished by removing diet and lifestyle habits that aggravate your imbalanced doshas and biocharacteristics.

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AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTS

According to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Straining to eliminate'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
BIOCHARACTERISTICFOODS TO AVOIDDO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?
VATA
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DIFFICULT

ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Straining to eliminate'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.

Biocharacteristics of 8,787 People Reporting Straining to eliminate

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Straining to eliminate were more aggravated than 61% of other symptoms. From the 8,787 people who reported Straining to eliminate in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Astringent Sign
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100.0%
31.2% (2,745)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Cold
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76.7%
26.2% (2,303)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Dry Aggravates
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76.1%
28.0% (2,460)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Difficult Aggravates
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72.9%
37.3% (3,281)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Vata Aggravates
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67.4%
35.7% (3,133)
11,554 have Vata constitution
Heavy
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49.2%
28.7% (2,523)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Light
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46.0%
24.1% (2,122)
9,391 have Light constitution
Oily
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39.0%
23.1% (2,030)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Kapha
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37.8%
31.8% (2,797)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Toxic
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37.4%
31.2% (2,742)
7,099 have Toxic constitution
Sweet
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35.9%
27.2% (2,389)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Bitter
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33.4%
23.1% (2,032)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Gooey
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32.3%
20.4% (1,794)
7,069 have Gooey constitution
Salty
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31.2%
27.6% (2,425)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Sour
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25.1%
13.6% (1,191)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Pungent
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24.8%
18.1% (1,593)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Pitta
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24.8%
27.4% (2,407)
10,540 have Pitta constitution
Hot Aggravates
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23.6%
17.9% (1,576)
7,949 have Hot constitution

Risk Factors of Straining to eliminate

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Straining to eliminate. Overall, 23.34% of people surveyed in this research study reported Straining to eliminate.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 23.34%

Review These Common Risk Factors

Feel underweight (2358)
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590
25%
10% more often
Feel overweight (25362)
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5930
23.4%
insignificant difference
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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2547
13%
40% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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5023
30%
30% more often
Male (1336)
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306
22.9%
insignificant difference
Female (26227)
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6447
24.6%
10% more often
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Impacted Fecal Matter (1293)
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925
71.5%
210% more often
Difficulty eliminating (7017)
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4523
64.5%
180% more often
Pus in stool (292)
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147
50.3%
120% more often
Use laxatives frequently (2294)
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1155
50.3%
120% more often
Constipation (11486)
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5686
49.5%
110% more often
Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool (10231)
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4647
45.4%
90% more often
Bloody stools (1021)
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464
45.4%
90% more often
Intestinal Obstruction (352)
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158
44.9%
90% more often
Oozing Sores on Skin (292)
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127
43.5%
90% more often
Groove in length of stool (1322)
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558
42.2%
80% more often
Guarding area of pain (886)
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372
42%
80% more often
Palpable Mass in Abdomen (267)
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112
41.9%
80% more often
Abdominal pain continuous (1145)
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480
41.9%
80% more often
Less than 1 elimination a day (9417)
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3931
41.7%
80% more often
Fullness below belly button (8299)
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3457
41.7%
80% more often
Restricting Water Intake (650)
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271
41.7%
80% more often
Intestine lumpy / like a rope (1615)
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672
41.6%
80% more often
Tarry black stools (1494)
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611
40.9%
80% more often
Solid foods aggravate abdominal pain (1417)
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580
40.9%
80% more often
Convulsions (156)
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63
40.4%
70% more often
Prolapsed colon (272)
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110
40.4%
70% more often
Even liquid foods aggravate abdominal pain (1126)
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449
39.9%
70% more often
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (227)
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89
39.2%
70% more often
Alternating Diarrhea / Constipation (7701)
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2980
38.7%
70% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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178
38.5%
60% more often
Poor discernment of temperature (1393)
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534
38.3%
60% more often
Burning / painful urination (1010)
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386
38.2%
60% more often
Difficulty expectorating (1399)
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529
37.8%
60% more often
Painful rash (516)
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194
37.6%
60% more often
Weakness / Debility (3964)
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1487
37.5%
60% more often
Mucus on stool (6422)
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2401
37.4%
60% more often
Cardiac Insufficiency (139)
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52
37.4%
60% more often
Chest Pain (2589)
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968
37.4%
60% more often
Joint pain after eating (712)
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266
37.4%
60% more often
Anal Spasm (1145)
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426
37.2%
60% more often
Pressure in eye (2299)
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854
37.1%
60% more often
Pain relieved by doubling over (2537)
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938
37%
60% more often
Gray Stool (528)
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195
36.9%
60% more often
Croup (176)
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65
36.9%
60% more often
Nerve Damage (293)
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108
36.9%
60% more often
Sore eye muscles (2328)
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858
36.9%
60% more often
Hyperparathyroid (166)
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61
36.7%
60% more often
Chronic Peeling Skin (1173)
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429
36.6%
60% more often
Pain sudden onset (3992)
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1448
36.3%
60% more often
Flat rash (526)
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191
36.3%
60% more often
Fecal Incontinence (1138)
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412
36.2%
60% more often
Stinging Eyes (2850)
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1032
36.2%
60% more often
Tension in eyes (3219)
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1165
36.2%
60% more often
Narrow Stool / Stringy Poop - Thin, pencil stool (6437)
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2320
36%
50% more often
Nipple Fissures / Candida / Skin Problems (827)
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298
36%
50% more often
Eat when abdomen painful (2767)
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997
36%
50% more often
Intestinal colic / spasm / cramping (5234)
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1880
35.9%
50% more often
Psychiatric Treatment (3639)
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1302
35.8%
50% more often
Cracked skin / fissures (2335)
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837
35.8%
50% more often
Pain relieved by pressure (2280)
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814
35.7%
50% more often
Liver Sore (883)
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315
35.7%
50% more often
Anal Fissures (2415)
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860
35.6%
50% more often
Pretend Eating / Playing with Food (461)
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164
35.6%
50% more often
Dull / Gray Skin (1056)
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375
35.5%
50% more often
Pain wakes you up at night (1604)
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568
35.4%
50% more often
Abdominal pain worse after eating (3850)
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1362
35.4%
50% more often
Dilated Pupil (518)
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183
35.3%
50% more often
Raised & bumpy rash (1605)
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566
35.3%
50% more often
Staph infection (1066)
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376
35.3%
50% more often
Location of abdominal pain moves (5432)
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1912
35.2%
50% more often
Intestinal Perforation (142)
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50
35.2%
50% more often
Venereal Disease (781)
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275
35.2%
50% more often
Gray sclera (white part of eye) (231)
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81
35.1%
50% more often
Pain with sense of fullness (4736)
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1661
35.1%
50% more often
Self Mutilation (1881)
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661
35.1%
50% more often
Sticky saliva (2391)
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836
35%
50% more often
Blisters (609)
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213
35%
50% more often
Vengeful / spiteful (383)
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134
35%
50% more often
Manic / giddy (2385)
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834
35%
50% more often
Frequent urge to defecate (2843)
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993
34.9%
50% more often
Tongue frothy on edges (739)
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258
34.9%
50% more often
Heaviness in heart area (2680)
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934
34.9%
50% more often
Chronic Infection (1413)
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492
34.8%
50% more often
Tickle in nose (3451)
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1202
34.8%
50% more often
Purple/blue lips (658)
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229
34.8%
50% more often
Sores on tongue (2144)
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744
34.7%
50% more often
Laryngitis (906)
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314
34.7%
50% more often
Tight/tense abdomen (2454)
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852
34.7%
50% more often
Laxatives to lose weight (2812)
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972
34.6%
50% more often
Whooping Cough (232)
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80
34.5%
50% more often
Purpura (429)
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148
34.5%
50% more often
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (4107)
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1417
34.5%
50% more often
Cloudy urine (3984)
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1372
34.4%
50% more often
Shaky / Jitters (4508)
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1549
34.4%
50% more often
Pain on left side above heart (1752)
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602
34.4%
50% more often
Foul odorous stool (9495)
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3255
34.3%
50% more often
Voiding large quantity of stool (4675)
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1605
34.3%
50% more often
Non-healing sore / ulcer (816)
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280
34.3%
50% more often
Neuralgia (784)
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269
34.3%
50% more often
Bones brittle / break easily (575)
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197
34.3%
50% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Straining to eliminate

In this research study, people who report Straining to eliminate were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Impacted Fecal Matter
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925
+3.2 times
11%
3.44% (1,293 cases)
Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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431
+2.9 times
5%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Difficulty eliminating
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4523
+2.7 times
51%
18.88% (7,017 cases)
Slow, heavy digestion
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5000
+2.5 times
57%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Constipation
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5686
+2.1 times
65%
31.02% (11,486 cases)
Use laxatives frequently
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1155
+2.1 times
13%
6.3% (2,294 cases)
Abdominal surgery
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405
+2.0 times
5%
2.47% (1,336 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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3796
+2.0 times
43%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool
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4647
+2.0 times
53%
26.99% (10,231 cases)
Bluish / Purple Tongue
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133
+1.9 times
2%
1.04% (472 cases)
Bloody stools
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464
+1.9 times
5%
2.66% (1,021 cases)
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Solid foods aggravate abdominal pain
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580
+1.9 times
7%
3.75% (1,417 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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662
+1.8 times
8%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
Fistula
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135
+1.8 times
2%
1.11% (425 cases)
Purpura
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148
+1.8 times
2%
1.11% (429 cases)
Intestine lumpy / like a rope
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672
+1.8 times
8%
4.48% (1,615 cases)
Pain relieved by doubling over
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938
+1.8 times
11%
6.2% (2,537 cases)
Less than 1 elimination a day
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3931
+1.8 times
45%
25.67% (9,417 cases)
Fullness below belly button
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3457
+1.7 times
39%
22.31% (8,299 cases)
Tarry black stools
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611
+1.7 times
7%
4.02% (1,494 cases)
Glaucoma
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136
+1.7 times
2%
1.15% (430 cases)
Anal Spasm
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426
+1.7 times
5%
2.91% (1,145 cases)
Alternating Diarrhea / Constipation
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2980
+1.7 times
34%
19.8% (7,701 cases)
Liver Sore
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315
+1.7 times
4%
2.35% (883 cases)
Guarding area of pain
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372
+1.7 times
4%
2.38% (886 cases)
Sore eye muscles
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858
+1.7 times
10%
5.97% (2,328 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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4108
+1.7 times
47%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Anal Fissures
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860
+1.7 times
10%
6.02% (2,415 cases)
Difficulty expectorating
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529
+1.7 times
6%
3.62% (1,399 cases)
Pressure in eye
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854
+1.6 times
10%
6.09% (2,299 cases)
Even liquid foods aggravate abdominal pain
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449
+1.6 times
5%
3.06% (1,126 cases)
Exercise aggravates symptoms
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1582
+1.6 times
18%
11.1% (5,106 cases)
Abdominal pain continuous
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480
+1.6 times
5%
3.09% (1,145 cases)
Pain sudden onset
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1448
+1.6 times
16%
9.9% (3,992 cases)
Fecal Incontinence
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412
+1.6 times
5%
3.1% (1,138 cases)
Location of abdominal pain moves
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1912
+1.6 times
22%
13.68% (5,432 cases)
Seizures
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148
+1.6 times
2%
1.25% (452 cases)
Groove in length of stool
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558
+1.6 times
6%
3.76% (1,322 cases)
Purple/blue lips
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229
+1.6 times
3%
1.88% (658 cases)
Intermittent abdominal pain
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2364
+1.6 times
27%
16.93% (6,963 cases)
Gastric bypass surgery
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147
+1.6 times
2%
1.26% (437 cases)
Abdominal pain worse after eating
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1362
+1.6 times
16%
10.09% (3,850 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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2344
+1.6 times
27%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
Low fiber diet
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1466
+1.6 times
17%
10.73% (4,548 cases)
Mucus on stool
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2401
+1.6 times
27%
17.07% (6,422 cases)
Intestinal colic / spasm / cramping
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1880
+1.6 times
21%
13.28% (5,234 cases)
Sharp abdominal pain
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1890
+1.6 times
22%
13.92% (5,537 cases)
Chest Pain
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968
+1.6 times
11%
6.96% (2,589 cases)
Poor discernment of temperature
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534
+1.6 times
6%
3.82% (1,393 cases)
Sticky saliva
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836
+1.6 times
10%
6.38% (2,391 cases)
Lumps on Surface of Belly
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226
+1.6 times
3%
1.93% (713 cases)
Pain with sense of fullness
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1661
+1.5 times
19%
12.26% (4,736 cases)
Self Mutilation
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661
+1.5 times
8%
5.17% (1,881 cases)
Poor diet
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3357
+1.5 times
38%
24.63% (11,384 cases)
Pancreatitis
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158
+1.5 times
2%
1.3% (498 cases)
Tongue frothy on edges
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258
+1.5 times
3%
1.96% (739 cases)
Fibromyalgia
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1029
+1.5 times
12%
7.84% (3,094 cases)
Stinging Eyes
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1032
+1.5 times
12%
7.84% (2,850 cases)
Chronic Infection
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492
+1.5 times
6%
3.94% (1,413 cases)
Pain relieved by pressure
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814
+1.5 times
9%
5.91% (2,280 cases)
Hirsutism / Female Facial Hair on Chin
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413
+1.5 times
5%
3.29% (1,304 cases)
Tension in eyes
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1165
+1.5 times
13%
8.6% (3,219 cases)
Frequent Nausea
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1632
+1.5 times
19%
12.57% (5,021 cases)
Shortness of Breath
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2189
+1.5 times
25%
16.54% (6,434 cases)
Cracked skin / fissures
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837
+1.5 times
10%
6.65% (2,335 cases)
Pain relieved by pooping
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3072
+1.5 times
35%
23.29% (9,034 cases)
Pain on left side above heart
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602
+1.5 times
7%
4.69% (1,752 cases)
Restricting Water Intake
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271
+1.5 times
3%
2.02% (650 cases)
Narrow Stool / Stringy Poop - Thin, pencil stool
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2320
+1.5 times
26%
17.55% (6,437 cases)
Recurrent Vomiting
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258
+1.5 times
3%
2.03% (817 cases)
Puffy / swollen skin
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1284
+1.5 times
15%
10.17% (3,944 cases)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
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1417
+1.5 times
16%
10.87% (4,107 cases)
Irregular/small appetite
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3042
+1.5 times
35%
23.81% (20,509 cases)
Foul odorous stool
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3255
+1.5 times
37%
25.22% (9,495 cases)
Pain left upper abdomen
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1055
+1.5 times
12%
8.2% (3,172 cases)
Exercising after eating too much
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729
+1.5 times
8%
5.47% (2,548 cases)
Weakness / Debility
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1487
+1.5 times
17%
11.64% (3,964 cases)
Pain relieved by heat
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1196
+1.5 times
14%
9.59% (3,723 cases)
Voiding large quantity of stool
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1605
+1.5 times
18%
12.33% (4,675 cases)
Burping relieves stomach pain
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1073
+1.5 times
12%
8.22% (3,413 cases)
Tooth ache
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1002
+1.5 times
11%
7.57% (2,997 cases)
Dilated Pupil
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183
+1.4 times
2%
1.38% (518 cases)
Ringworm
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226
+1.4 times
3%
2.07% (712 cases)
Pain left lower abdomen
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1517
+1.4 times
17%
11.74% (4,442 cases)
Heaviness in heart area
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934
+1.4 times
11%
7.6% (2,680 cases)
Currently/recently on a diet
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3041
+1.4 times
35%
24.25% (11,960 cases)
Limited sense of taste
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863
+1.4 times
10%
6.93% (2,674 cases)
Abdominal pain relieved by rest
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1296
+1.4 times
15%
10.41% (4,012 cases)
Gas, irregular digestion
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7345
+1.4 times
84%
58.32% (47,247 cases)
Difficulty Swallowing
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959
+1.4 times
11%
7.64% (2,999 cases)
Laryngitis
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314
+1.4 times
4%
2.78% (906 cases)
Yellow bump on eye
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154
+1.4 times
2%
1.39% (535 cases)
Tooth Infection
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520
+1.4 times
6%
4.17% (1,644 cases)
Abdominal pain relieved by eating
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497
+1.4 times
6%
4.17% (1,562 cases)
Pain wakes you up at night
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568
+1.4 times
6%
4.18% (1,604 cases)
Compulsive exercising
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513
+1.4 times
6%
4.18% (1,909 cases)
Dark Yellow Urine
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3313
+1.4 times
38%
26.48% (10,665 cases)
Tonsil Stones
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678
+1.4 times
8%
5.58% (2,415 cases)
Pain around belly button
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883
+1.4 times
10%
6.98% (2,663 cases)
Pain right lower abdomen
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1338
+1.4 times
15%
10.49% (4,066 cases)
Gout
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141
+1.4 times
2%
1.4% (451 cases)

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