Best Cure for Constipation

  posted by: Rio Dianne

 

 

constipated womanThe meaning of constipation varies from one person to another.  For some people, it only means infrequent stools.  However for others, constipation means difficulty passing stools which involve straining, and hard stools.  However you may define it one thing is for sure:  Constipation can make a person feel frustrated, bloated, and uncomfortable.

It affects anyone, but it’s reported that women as well as people over the age of 65 tend to be constipated.  But what exactly are the causes of these irregular bowel movements?

Causes of Constipation

  • Low fiber intake
  • Insufficient fluid intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Irregular meals
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy, post-surgery or after giving birth
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Colon or Rectal Cancer
  • Spinal Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and Kidney Failure
  • The use of Opioid and other painkillers, antacids, and anticholinergic drugs

This incident should not be just ignored. In fact, you have to distinguish the onset between acute and chronic constipation as there maybe an underlying cause for this. Fortunately, there are treatment and home remedies which you can do to get rid of constipation. Looking for the best cure for constipation? Read on.

Natural Remedies for Constipation

Go through a day without feeling frustrated because of your infrequent bowel movements. Try the best and natural cure listed below:

  • Foods low in fiber can cause constipation. To be free from this, of course you need to increase your fiber intake. Eat foods that are high in fiber including vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Prunes and figs are also good sources of fiber. Adding fiber to your diet helps to avoid bloating and gas.
  • Increase your fluid intake. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water. Fluid is a good and effective home remedy as it aids in passing softer and easier bowel movements.
  • Exercise. Avoid being sedentary. Look for the best exercises like walking atleast 10 minutes daily. Regular exercise aids in digestion thus reducing stress.
  • Drink hot water or tea to stimulate your bowel movement.
  • Castor oil also relieves constipation. Drink 2-4 teaspoons of castor oil.
  • Laxatives can also be used to prevent occasional inability to pass bowels. Laxatives with bulk forming agents containing bran, psyllium, methylcellulose, and calcium are considered the safest type and the best laxative. Naturally, they add bulk to the stool and promote healthy intestinal contractions so it will be easier to pass stools. This can be used once a day.
  • In case of constipation in a toddler, baby or infant, you can make use of suppositories. The type of suppositories with stalk of betel leaf can be introduced in the rectum to relieve constipation.

Those are some of the best cure for constipation that we hope will help you.  Remember, a simple change in your lifestyle and diet will help you get rid of the irritating feeling constipation brings. Good Luck!

 

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One Response

Andrea Rosario Says:September 16th, 2010 at 9:53 am

Great Article! It really helps a lot. Thanks for sharing one… More Power! :)

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