There are some diseases and conditions that can cause constipation. If you are having difficulty getting your bowels to move, you may have something more going on than just the lack of fiber in your diet.
Some of the diseases that may be influencing your sluggish digestion include:
- neurological disorders
- metabolic and endocrine disorders
- systemic conditions that affect organ systems
Any of these disorders may be slowing the movement of stool through your colon, rectum, or anus.
Conditions of neurological disorders that may be causing your constipation are:
- multiple sclerosis
- spinal cord injuries
- Parkinson’s disease
- chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
Metabolic and endocrine conditions that slow down the bowel are:
And finally, systemic diseases that might cause constipation:
If you are dealing with any of these diseases or conditions, then this might help to explain your never-ending constipation struggle.