Many people with diabetes complain about constipation but usually it is ignored, because other side effects of diabetes are thought to be more serious. Most people do not think twice about whether their constipation could be caused by diabetes but it is a fact that there is a direct relationship between diabetes and constipation.
There are many researches which are going on the effects of diabetes on the body. One of the reasons identified have been a condition call autonomic neuropathy. In this condition parts of peripheral nervous system nerves are damaged. Diabetes causes damage to the nerves. You may have heard that eyes are also affected by diabetes. The reason is diabetes damages the nerves of the eyes as well as the blood vessels supplying blood to the organs.
When the sugar in the blood cannot enter the cells and starts depositing on the walls of the blood vessels. This makes blood vessels inflexible and inefficient. When this damage happens to the digestive system nerves, they lose their abilities severely. This causes the intestines not being able to function properly and hence causes decreases food mobility which leads to diabetes constipation.
If you suffer from chronic constipation for quite some time, it would be advisable to get yourself checked for blood sugar and diabetes.
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