Most people think they are not constipated because they have a bowel movement almost every day, accomplished without straining. I have even had clients tell me that they have a bowel movement once a week and they are quite certain that they are not constipated.
Constipation refers to infrequent or hard stools, or difficulty passing stools. Constipation may involve pain during the passage of a bowel movement, inability to pass a bowel movement after straining or pushing for more than 10 minutes, or no bowel movements after more than 3 days. Infants who are still exclusively breastfed may go 7 days without a stool.
Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. With constipation stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate. Some people who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating, and the sensation of a full bowel.
Causes of Constipation: - Theoretically, constipation can be caused by the slow passage of digest food from side to side any part of the intestine. More than 95% of the time, however, the slowing occurs in the colon.
• Not enough fiber in the diet • Lack of bodily activity (especially in the elderly) • Medications • Milk • Irritable bowel syndrome • Changes in life or custom such as pregnancy, aging, and travel • Abuse of laxatives • Ignore the urge to have a bowel movement
Symptoms of Constipation: -
• Difficult bowel group • Dry bowel movement • Painful bowel movement • Dry feces • Small feces • Hard feces • Absent bowel group • Infrequent bowel movement • Fecal straining
Home Remedies for Constipation: -
• Regular drinking of water is greatly positive for cleaning the system. Normally 6-8 glasses of water are not compulsory for digesting and dissolve the food nutrients. • Eating chapatti made of wheat (two parts) and roast black gram powder (one part) along with their husk is also helpful and is good constipation remedy. • To make good home remedy for constipation take 2 tablespoons of Blackstrap molasses before leaving to sleep. Molasses are high in calories. It has a strong taste, though; you may want to add it to milk, fruit juice, or prune juice etc. • Walking 4-5 kms. After dinner is highly helpful as it helps in the digestion of food. • Dip 10-12 dry grapes without seeds in milk and boil the milk. Drink the milk separately and chew the grapes. This is more helpful when taken at night. This is one of the useful home remedies for constipation. • Dip Spiegel seeds 5-10 grams in 200 grams of warm milk. Add sugar and take this during night. This is very of use diet for constipation.
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