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Constipation - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What happens in Constipation? Some constipation relief techniques are: What can be done for constipation treatment? Here are a few steps:

What happens in Constipation?

Suffering from constipation implies that the bowel movements happen less frequently or that the stool is tough. It is so common that most people experience it at some point in their lives. Even though it isn’t very serious a problem, you are prone to feel way better after the body is functioning like it should. The time gap between the bowel movements depends for each person. While some pass stool thrice daily, others may pass stool twice weekly. If the stool is passed after more than three days then it is generally considered to be too long. The fecal matter becomes harder after not being passed for three days at a stretch.

Some constipation relief techniques are:

  • Antacid medication having aluminum or calcium
  • Changing the usual activities or diet
  • Colon cancer
  • Consuming a lot of milk and other dairy products
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Eating disorders
  • Neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis or parkinsons’ disease
  • Being under active
  • Not enough roughage or water in the diet
  • Overusing laxatives
  • Nervous and muscular problems of the digestive system
  • Pregnancy
  • Resisting urges for passing stool, which some individuals might do due to hemorrhoids
  • Few medicines like certain pain killers
  • Stress
  • Hypothyroidism

What can be done for constipation treatment? Here are a few steps:

  • Drink warm beverages, more so in the morning
  • Add vegetables and fruits in your diet
  • Drink up to four more glasses full of water in a day, unless your doctor has limited fluid intake for some other reason
  • Have fibrous cereals
  • If you feel the need, take a mild stool softener or laxatives such as magnesium hydroxide. Don’t prolong laxative use for over two weeks without consulting your doctor. If the laxatives are overdone, then the symptoms may worsen.

    • Have a wholesome diet rich in fiber. Good fiber sources are vegetables, legumes, fruits and multi grain bread like bran.
    • Eat a well- balanced diet with plenty of fiber. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grain bread and cereal (especially bran).
    • Drink 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of water and other fluids a day (unless your doctor has you on a fluid-restricted diet). Fiber and water work together to keep you regular.
    • Avoid caffeine. It can be dehydrating.
    • Cut back on milk. Some people may need to avoid it because dairy products may be constipating for them.
    • Exercise regularly. Do something active for at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week.
    • Go to the bathroom when you feel the urge.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi I am suffering from constipation from long time I try too many ayurvedic churn pet sfa kayam churna it's work few days after that again same problem I am eating healthy food drink lot of water can some one suggest me something so I can rid off this problem.

Hello and welcome to Lybrate. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Good amount of water, food and exercise are the three key factors that clears constipation. I suggest telephonic counseling and online psychotherapy for you. You can c...

Suffering from piles, stool is passing in black colour and also suffering from constipation and weakness. I have the syrup lactihep plus +. Please advise me for immediate relief. It will be great pleasure to me.

Hello Lybrate user. Symptoms of piles can be controlled by medical treatment however for definitive treatment especially for prolapsed piles, surgery is needed. For control of symptoms do the following. 1. Take lots of fluids and fruits. 2. Avoid ...

20 days ago my daughter had a laparoscopy surgery for cyst removal because that cyst is causing so much of pain and the cyst is benign but now. Again pain in stomach started sometimes constipation sometimes loose motion n she is feeling hot inside the whole body but she is taking 2 tab. Pantocid or some syrup for gas I want to know what to do now should we consult gastro ?my daughter is 17 year old.

Mild pain and gastric upset is expected for few days after laparoscopy. Her problem may partly be related to medications like antibiotics and analgesics which she must have been given. If the pain is not subsiding, you better see the operating sur...
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Am suffering from hemorrhoids and fissure. mass hai niche and taking g olfaz o2 and zerodol since 1 month. No bleeding occur and also no constipation can you please suggest good medicine or remedy.

Try to take hot seitz bath with betadine. Daflon tab are often very helpful. Complete a course of it. Stool should of normal consistency by natural way or with medication. Thanks.

I have 2 years baby girl. She have constipation problem her stool very dry and tight. She always do very eager to pass stool. We start treatment from allopathic medicine from a doctor but ponly improvement till she was taking medicine she take very little amount of food that have fiber. But she like milk and most of time she take milk only.

Do following - high fiber food is must. Try different versions - give sufficient water - gently massage abdomen - use glycerine suppository - you can try psyllium or barley malt. This will make stool soft
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