Coprastasophobia is the medical term for the fear of constipation. It’s when a person fears that they will get constipated. In several cases this fear typically settles in when they constantly experience constipation.
Coprastasophobia can be the result of an existing medical condition such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Once a person is enduring some digestive difficulties they become ill, pale and sluggish. Fears of weight gain or simple vanity (avoiding unattractive bloating) are also reasons why a person develops this kind phobia. Women seek out high colonics and enemas in order to avoid bloating and weight gain that often accompany constipation and some of them tend to abuse the use laxatives or they even adopt a diet that is high in fiber also to avoid the terrible symptoms of constipation. With this kind of phobia people may end up harming their bodies and health.
Coprastasophobic may manifest symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, anxiety and a sense of doom. Panic attacks takes place when they encounter some triggers. A common ritual with this phobia is they avoid certain foods and drinks that will bring about constipation
Education about nutrition and healthy ways in avoiding or stopping constipation are the best line of defense against the onset of Coprastasophobia. Hypnosis is also thought as the easiest way in overcoming this phobia.