Constipation or poop problem is very common these days because of an unhealthy lifestyle and bad food intake. The survey revealed that more than 65% people in India are suffering from constipation and the problem increases with the age.
People often don’t talk about constipation, they feel embarrassed about it. but It’s not a good idea. Always discuss your problem with loves ones and visit the doctor when needed because if you are not having a relaxing pooping session in the morning it means all is not well in your body.
What is constipation?
Constipation is an infrequent bowel movement or less than normal usually less than 3 stools per week. The normal frequency of bowel movements in adults is between three per day to three per week. Babies often have three to four bowel movements per day while young children typically have two to three per day.
Common causes of constipation:
-Insufficient dietary fiber intake
-Inadequate fluid intake
-Decreased physical activity
-Side effects of medications
-Obstruction by colorectal cancer
Common symptoms of constipation includes:
-The stool is often dry and hard to pass
-Feeling as if one has not completely passed the bowel movement
-Straining with bowel movements
-Excessive time needed to pass a bowel movement
-Pain with bowel movements
if you are suffering from constipation, give these natural remedies for constipation a try.
Water not only keeps you hydrated but it also supports your digestive system and bowel muscles. It moves out the wastes smoothly along with it from the body.
It contains fiber, oil, and water, which helps to keep the bowel moving. A cup or two will do the needful. Coffee is a diuretic and makes you urinate more frequently, and over drinking can cause constipation by dehydrating your body. Choose organic and fair-trade varieties when choosing coffee and do not over drink it.
It works like a lubricant and stimulates your digestive system, which helps get things moving through your colon, and taken regularly it can prevent constipation as well. Take a tablespoon of olive oil before eating breakfast in the morning.
Fiber, fiber more fiber-
Fiber acts like a pipe cleaner, scrubbing waste particles from your digestive tract. Soluble fiber allows more water to remain in your stool, making waste softer, larger, and thus, easier to pass through your intestines. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to your fecal material, which hastens its passage through your gut and prevents that constipated feeling. Some kinds of fiber (like beans) can contribute to constipation, so always drink plenty of water. Some good fiber-filled foods include-
-Whole grain bread
-Plums, pears, and apples
-Potatoes (skip the fries though)
Low magnesium consumption has been associated with increased incidence of constipation. Adequate magnesium intake directs water to the bowels, keeping the stool soft and easier to move. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, nuts, and fish are high in magnesium.
Flax seed oil is a pretty simple home remedy for constipation. It sort of coats the walls of the intestine, as well as the stool, and increases the number of bowel movements you are having. Mix 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil with 1 glass of orange juice. Drink as needed, but give it time to start working.
Baking Soda and Warm Water-
Mix one teaspoon of baking soda in a quarter cup of warm water. Supposedly, this mixture is said to relieve pain and pressure associated with constipation, and the bicarbonate is believed to reduce the symptoms associated with heartburn.
The movement encourages muscle health and stimulates digestion; Even a daily 15-minute walk can help move food through your bowel more quickly. If you feel sleepy after a heavy meal, try to move around instead of lying down. Yoga, Pilates, and even running may encourage the movement of wastes along the intestinal tract.
Aloe is known for its skin and hair care benefits. Aloe Vera can also be used as a natural remedy for constipation, it’s best to use pure aloe Vera gel from the plant. If you don’t have an aloe plant then drinking aloe juice can accomplish similar results. Mix two tablespoons of pure gel with fruit juice and drink in the morning, OR drink one cup of aloe Vera juice as needed.
The sesame seeds work to moisturize the intestines. Add the seeds to cereals or salads for crunch, or pulverize them in a coffee grinder and sprinkle on food like a seasoning. This home remedy for constipation is a favorite of Chinese folk healers.
The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a stimulant to your digestive system and can help flush toxins from your body. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a glass of water every morning; you will find that the refreshing water not only acts as a natural remedy to your constipation but also that it helps you drink more water each day, which will improve your long-term digestion.
Constipation is usually easier to prevent than to treat. Following the relief of constipation, maintenance with adequate exercise, fluid intake, and high-fiber diet is recommended.
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