If you need to strain when pooping, you should talk with your doctor to find out why.
Typical reasons include:
Hard stool: It´s normal for hard bowel movements to happen to everyone from time to time.
BUT, if your poop is constantly hard and difficult/painful to pass, you may not be getting enough fluids or fiber in your diet. Certain medications, like iron supplements or narcotics, can also cause hard stools.
Constipation: If you poop less than three times a week or have difficulty pooping for several weeks, it's most likely that you’re probably constipated. Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems and can be easily overcome.
Other causes could include:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Celiac Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
A Simple Solution That Will Help You Strain Less, & Make It Easier On Your Health
- Drink more fluid
- Eat more fiber
- Move more and eat a better diet.
To avoid straining why not try a Silent Venus Toilet stool, and decrease the pressure applied as the legs are raised and in a more natural position.
Hard poop can be a symptom of lifestyle factors, medications are taken, or an underlying medical condition. There are several different approaches to treatment that can make stool easier to pass. But if you are concerned then visit your local health care provider. It is probably nothing, but it’s always best to check just in case