How to treat constipation with natural remedies

How to treat constipation with natural remedies

Symptoms
Stools are hard, dry, and infrequent. It is difficult to have a bowel movement.
Other symptoms may include abdominal discomfort, lack of energy, dull headache, poor appetite and low back pain.

Causes
The bowel should move daily, ideally, after each meal. When this does not happen, waste material moves too slowly through the large bowel. Elimination becomes painful and toxins are reabsorbed by the system, placing an overload on the liver and kidneys. All waste in the body should be expelled within 18-24 hours.

A number of different physical problems are partially caused by constipation: bad breath, body odor, depression, appendicitis, fatigue, gas, headaches, hernia, indigestion, the malabsorption syndrome, varicose veins, obesity, insomnia and the coated tongue.

Toxins, reabsorbed from a constipated bowel, can also result in migraines, chronic gas and bloating, thyroid problems, meningitis, and myasthenia gravis.
  
Other factors that may also cause constipation
I.Constipation tends to be common during pregnancy.

II.Older people often have constipation because they are not drinking enough water.

III.Persons with spinal injuries may have problems with constipation, due to damage to certain nerves.

IV.There is always the possibility that, if constipation occurs too frequently, that cancer or some other obstruction of the bowel may be involved. Other symptoms of colon cancer include severe cramping, blood in the stool, a tender and distended abdomen, and very narrowed feces. But cancer can be present without these symptoms occurring
Treatment and ways to get rid of constipation naturally
  •  First and foremost, include enough fiber in your diet each day; drink enough water. Get enough exercise, especially outdoors, so you get enough fresh air. Avoid poisonous substances and emotional tension.
  • As soon as you awake, start drinking warm water, a little at time. By the time you are ready for breakfast, you should have taken at least a quart. Faithfully follow this regime, and you will develop regularity in your morning bowel movement. This plan nicely starts the day off right.
  • Then after breakfast and every other meal, go outside and walk a little or a lot. Breathe deeply.
  • The larger the amount of fiber in the diet, the larger and softer will be the stools.
  • Squeeze a lemon into an 8-oz. glass of warm (or very warm) water and drink it first thing in the morning.
  • Eat smaller amounts of food at each meal.
  • Eat prunes of figs. Drink prune juice. Flaxseed meal (best freshly ground) is helpful. Both will soften stools. Psyllium seed is also good; but take it quickly with a full glassful of water (before it solidifies)
  • Beta carotene (25,000 IU) or carrot juice will maintain the health of the intestinal lining. Acidophilus (2 capsules with each meal) will keep the large bowel healthy.
  • Nursing babies are seldom constipated, if their mothers are taking enough bulk (fiber) in their diet. Licorice tea is good for constipation in babies.
  • High doses of vitamin C powder are quick-acting laxatives.
  • Weak chamomile tea can be used for constipation. Fennel seed powder will relieve the griping action of stronger cathartics, such as senna.
  • Senna is powerful and is likely to cause intestinal pains. Add a pinch of ginger or fennel to reduce them.
  • When necessary, take cleansing enemas to relieve the load on the bowel. But the solution is better living, not reliance on enemas
  • For quick relief, drink a large glass of good water every 30 minutes until you have a bowel movement.
Things to avoid and other suggestions to prevent constipation.
1.Avoid concentrated foods, such as meats, sugar, and cheese. They produce constipation.

2.Dairy foods, soft drinks, white flour, salt, coffee, alcohol, highly processed foods and sugary foods should not be used. If you want to solve this problem.

3.Iron supplements cause constipation. So do pain-killers and antidepressants.

4.All decongestants and antihistamines are drying agents; they may cause the stool to become dryer than it should.

5.Do not use cloves in herb teas if you are prone to constipation.

6.Constipation is sometimes caused by food sensitivity. The problem may be milk, eggs, chocolate, meat, nuts, wheat, corn, or citrus. Some people become constipated by drinking large quantities of milk.

7.If you have a tendency to constipation, do not use aluminum cookware or too much salt.

8.Eating a mono diet (just milk or greens, etc.) can be constipating.

9.Do not take mineral oil products to relieve constipation. They absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Do not take Epsom salts, milk of magnesia, and citrate of magnesia. They wash minerals out of the body.

10.Do not take laxative herbs (or even prune juice) all the time for a laxative effect. Only use them when you really need to. After taking them for a week or two, reduce dosage by one-half each week thereafter.

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