You know that you are having constipation problem when:
- You have not pooped for atleast 3 times a week
- Your stools are hard, dry and lumpy
- The poop is difficult to push out
- You have to try manually to remove your poop
This is the most commonly seen gastric problem and could leave you in great discomfort. Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements occur infrequently. When this happens, the intestinal contents can harden and subsequently the hard, dry stools can be painful, or difficult to pass.
People with constipation often feel bloated and complaint of gas with frequent headaches. This can affects one’s mood, health, concentration and also productivity. Generally, an adult who has not had a bowel movement for more than 3-4 days is considered constipated. Constipation can occur at any age. It is more common among children and women, especially elderly women than men. It also has a tendency to occur during pregnancy.
Causes of Constipation
- The causes are a dime a dozen – right from not drinking enough fluids, to eating a low fibre diet; lack of exercise; prolonged bed rest following an illness, or hospital stay, stress, travel, laxative overuse and delaying the urge to pass stools.
- It may sometimes be caused by impaction because of stools being trapped in the lower portion of the large intestine. This condition commonly affects elderly, disabled and children.
- Likewise, anal fissures or small cracks in the lining of the anus and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can also cause constipation.
- Certain conventional medications like anti-depressants, antacids, anti-histamines, anti-hypertensive’s, aspirins, iron and calcium supplements are known to cause constipation.
- Long standing or chronic constipation may be a sign of a serious underlying illness for e.g. high blood calcium levels, hypothyroidism, depression, diabetes, kidney disease, lead poisoning, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease and colorectal cancer.
Waste is toxic. It is therefore not healthy to carry a heavy constipated or toxic load in the body.
Homeopathic Medicine for Constipation
- Homeopathic medicine is a boon for people who are habitually constipated.
- Homeopathic medicines, together with a healthy lifestyle, proper diet management and exercise can aid complete recovery from constipation.
- Homeopathic medicines treat constipation by strengthening the sluggish intestines. As the intestines get strengthened, their propelling power is raised and bowel movements are regularised.
- Homeopathic medicine is a holistic medicine. It helps to correct the underlying or maintaining cause. Hence any disease-causing constipation can be treated with homeopathy without any side-effects.
- Homeopathy has no side-effects hence very safe for children.
- Homeopathic medicines gradually eliminate the requirement of laxatives because if laxatives are used for a prolonged period it could be one of the causes of constipation.
- Homeopathic medicines for constipation are natural and free from any adverse side-effects.
A few diet and lifestyle changes could help you poop with ease. Following are a few tips to help you poop better:
- Drink plenty of fluids. It will keep the gut hydrated and help you poop.
- Eat fibres adequately. Vegetables, fruits are your best friend. They help you to bring back the bowel motility.
- Grand mom’s remedy of taking a teaspoon of ghee with milk could bring about moisturizing of the intestine and would help you poop without any discomfort.
- Exercise for improving the overall body circulation.
- Keep a small table so that your feet can be flexed and it would allow you to poop without straining.
- A good night sleep is also very essential for pooping without difficulty. If you have had a broken or disturbed sleep you could experience stomach problems like acidity, indigestion and constipation.