Constipation is an incredibly common problem. It can be cause by foods you eat or avoid, lifestyle choices, medication or disease.
But for many people, the cause of their chronic constipation is often unknown. This is referred to as chronic idiopathic constipation.
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It is characterize by less than three bowel movements per week. However, it can also involve other unpleasant symptoms, such as discomfort when going to the bathroom, abdominal bloating and pain due to stools being hard, dry and difficult to pass.
Unfortunately, constipation can have a serious negative effect on quality of life, as well as your physical and mental health. There are many natural ways to help relieve constipation. You can do these in the comfort of your own home and most of them are even supported by science.
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It is most commonly caused by diets filled with processed food, and can be cured by a change of diet. Processed foods are usually calorie-rich but nutrition-poor.
They are hard to break down, and can weaken the walls of the colon, making it hard to push stool through. This difficulty can cause your intestinal muscles to tire and eventually give up, resulting in constipation.
Here are Home remedies to relive constipation
1) Drink more water
Being dehydrated regularly can make you become constipated. To prevent this, it’s important to drink enough water and stay hydrated. When you’re constipate, you could try finding relief by drinking some carbonated (sparkling) water to help you rehydrate and get things moving again.
Some studies have found sparkling water to be more effective than tap water at relieving constipation. Constipation is most commonly caused by diets filled with processed food, and can be cured by a change of diet. Processed foods are usually calorie-rich but nutrition-poor.
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They are hard to break down, andcan weaken the walls of thecolon, making it hard to push stool through. This difficulty can cause your intestinal muscles to tire and eventually give up, resulting in constipation.
2) Exercise more
Studies on the effect of exercise on constipation have shown mixed results. In fact, many studies have shown that exercise does not affect the frequency of bowel movements. However, a recent randomized controlled study on constipated people with IBS found some interesting results. It found that exercise significantly reduced symptoms.
Other studies have also found similar results for this group of people.While many studies have found that exercise does not affect the number of times people go to the bathroom, it seems to reduce some symptoms of constipation.
3) Drink coffee, especially caffeinated coffee
For some people,coffee can increase the urge to go to the bathroom. This is because coffee stimulates the muscles in your digestive system.
This effect is 60% stronger than drinking water and 23% stronger than drinking decaffeinated coffee. Coffee may also contain small amounts of soluble fibers that help prevent constipation by improving the balance of your gut bacteria
4) Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is another wonderful herbal remedy that has been used for hundreds of years fora number of conditions both internal and external.It is most commonly used for skin rashes, internal bleeding, burns, and ulcers. It can also help encourage regular bowel movements as well as cleanse the colon of toxins.
5) Try avoiding dairy
In some circumstances, a dairy intolerance can cause constipation due to its effect on your gut movements. In some cases, children intolerant to cow’s milk protein and adults with lactose intolerance may experience constipation
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If you think that you may be intolerant to dairy, then you could try removing it from your diet temporarily to see if it improves your symptoms.
Just make sure to replace the dairy in your diet with other calcium-rich foods.
Bottom line: Being intolerant to dairy or lactose may cause constipation in some people. If you suspect dairy is a problem, try removing it for a short period of time to see if that makes a difference.
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