Best Cure for Constipation

  posted by: Dennis


Best Cure for ConstipationConstipation doesn’t have to be a cause of concern;  however it may bring one a discomfort since he’s not able to evacuate toxins from the body.  A person may be considered constipated when he observes three or even fewer bowel movements in one week. When you experience incomplete evacuation of the bowel or you tend to strain because of hard and dry stools, you may also be considered as constipated.  Apparently, a lot of causes are responsible as to why this happens, and among them are the following:

  • Low intake of fiber rich foods
  • Insufficient intake of fluids
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Medications such as antidepressants, narcotic pain medicines, iron supplements, antacids, etc.
  • Excessive laxative use
  • Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colon and rectal problems, etc.
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Stress
  • People who are on special diet plan e.g. Atkins diet
  • Avoidance of toilet especially in toddlers and kids
  • Formula-fed baby

With the causes identified, you may be asking what the best cure for constipation is.  Lucky you since there are a lot of approaches such as home remedies on how to get rid of constipation.  What exactly are some of them?  Let’s see.

How to Treat Constipation

  • Get more fiber.  Foods that cause constipation are those low in fiber and high-fat foods. Therefore, one must consume as much fruits and vegetables rich high in fiber as well as whole grains.
  • Drink plenty of water and fruit juices.
  • Make sure to get enough exercise.  Walking alone is one of the best exercises you can do to eliminate constipation.
  • Do not ignore the need for bowel movements.
  • Laxatives may be used once a day.  There are many types of laxatives you can use, but the bulk-forming laxative is considered the best laxative and the safest for use.
  • Suppositories for a baby, toddler, or an infant may be used to help in the problem.  There are many types of suppositories so make sure that you ask your local health store about it.
  • Treatment for the underlying medical condition should be done to get rid of chronic constipation.
  • A natural may cure may be intake of two tablespoons of castor oil and drinking of tea to stimulate bowel movement.
  • Many say mango is a natural remedy for getting rid of constipation.

With the list of the best cure for constipation, we hope that you’ll experience comfort and go through the day without feeling annoyed because of your bowel movement.




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Date: March 16, 2011 | Category: General Health
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