Fewer bowl movements, unable to evacuate fully, not feeling urge to evacuate, are some common symptoms of constipation. The stool gets hard, dry, small in size and difficult to evacuate. Some people experience pain, bloating, straining and sensation. It is not disease but only symptom.
In it’s causes, poor diet is the main factor of constipation which is often temporary and not very serious. Sluggish contraction of colon also cause this problem. If you are not taking enough fiber in the diet. No physical exercise will also cause constipation. Medications can create this ailment in the body. Taking not enough liquid will put the patient in this ailment. Ignoring the urge of bowel movement is another reason of it. Any intestinal malfunctioning and dehydration can cause constipation.
Home Remedies For Constipation
It is always advised to take proper or balanced diet. The diet should be taken with enough fiber like twenty to thirty five grams per day to make the stool bulky and soft. Beans, whole grains, bran cereals, fresh fruits, vegetable like asparagus, brussels sprouts, cabbage and carrots are good fiber.
Try to avoid ice cream, cheese, meat and processed foods. Drink enough water and other liquids like fruit juice, vegetable juice, or soups. Do not prolong the urge of bowel movement. Some fruits like apples which contain pectin to move the stool easily. Apple cider vinegar gives the same benefit and takes two tea spoons twice daily to solve the problem.
High fibered banana, flaxseed oil after lunch or dinner helps to cure constipation. Bran is taken one third on cereal in the morning is good for digestion. Beets are also good for digestion. Brewer’s yeast and wheat germ also help to prevent constipation. Avoid laxative and only take it in chronic condition to cure this. Psyllium husk is also used to cure constipation. Papaya is another effective remedy of constipation.
Never take unnecessary medicines and always consult doctor to take any kind of medicine to avoid complications. Avoid foods outside home like at restaurant. Avoid spicy foods and take simple food with lot of fiber. Treat the colon or rectum problem immediately to keep this ailment away.