Nearly 50% of patients with constipation suffer from obstructed defecation. Obstructed defecation is due to mechanical and functional causes. On the other hand, colonic slow transit can be due to hormones, diet, heavy metal toxicity, side effects of medications, etc. In children, constipation usually occurs after starting formula or processed foods. Their stomach, at that stage, is not acquainted to digest processed foods, and therefore takes time to pass it through. This, however, subsides after a while when kid starts eating processed foods on a regular basis. Some kids can even experience constipation during their toilet training or soon after starting their school.
Largely, causes of constipation can be divided into three categories primary, secondary, and congenital. The most common cause is primary and it is not life threatening. In this case, symptoms can be present for greater than six months with no medical explanation and no known organic cause. On the other hand, secondary constipation can be due to insufficient intake of fiber and fluid, decreased physical activity, hormonal imbalance, side effects of medications, obstruction by colorectal cancer, etc. Below are some of the causes of constipation.
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Medication Certain medications show constipation as a side effects. Some of these categories are diuretics, antispasmodics, opiods, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, antacids, etc. Metabolic & Muscular Metabolic and endocrine problems may also lead to constipation. Some of these problems are hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis, hypercalcemia, diabetes mellitus, and celiac disease.
Symptoms of constipation are also very common in people with muscular and myotonic dystrophy. Structural, Functional Abnormalities Conditions like spinal cord lesions, colon cancer, Parkinson's, anal fissures, pelvic floor dysfunction, and proctitis can also cause constipation. Neurological Neurological conditions like anismus, descending perineum syndrome, and Hirschsprung's disease can also lead to chronic constipation or obstructed defecation. Psychological Some of the psychological causes of constipation can be voluntary withholding, fear of public restrooms, out-of-home settings, fear of pain, etc.
Symptoms of Constipation. Some common symptoms of constipation are as under: Infrequency and Irregularity in Elimination of Fecal Matter It is one of the most common symptoms of constipation. People with constipation have to face hard time eliminating fecal matter. In addition to this, their bowel movements tend to be very infrequent and irregular Foul Breath, Headache, Coated Tongue, Insomnia, etc.
Again, these are classic symptoms of constipation. Because of accumulation of fecal material in stomach, one tends to have foul breath and coated tongue along with infrequent headaches. These symptoms make the individual uncomfortable, leading to insomnia, restlessness, dark circles, nausea, mouth ulcers, etc. Conditions like varicose veins, pain in lumbar region, fullness in abdomen, acidity, heartburn, etc.
Can also denote constipation. Abdominal Discomfort In addition to changes in bowel movements, a person suffering from constipation can exhibit symptoms like constant bloating, abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc.
Home Remedies for Constipation Bael Fruit Bael is regarded as one of the best fruits for constipation. Its laxative properties make it an agent anti-constipation agent. Generally, nearly all fruits, except jack fruit and banana, are considered to be beneficial in constipation. All the fruits are rich in fiber and clean and tone the intestines, especially bale. Regular intake of bael fruit for 2 - 3 months can treat even most chronic constipation. Prefer taking bael in original form before dinner.
Around 50 - 60 grams per serving is considered sufficient for an adult. Pear Pears can be very beneficial in treatment of constipation. Patients suffering from chronic constipation should adopt an exclusive diet of this fruit or it's juice for a few days. Alternatively, a medium-sized pear taken after dinner or with breakfast can help a great deal to relieve constipation. Guava It is another great remedy to treat constipation.
Guava is rich in fiber and provides roughage to the diet. It helps in normal evacuation of the bowels. Generally, one to two guavas taken per day can help with constipation. Grapes Grapes can overcome constipation pretty effectively. The combination of the properties of the cellulose, sugar, and organic acid in grapes make them a great laxative. Grapes also tone up the stomach and intestines and relieve the most chronic constipation. One can consume up to 350 gm of grapes daily to achieve desired results.
Alternatively, in absence of grapes, raisins can be soaked for twenty-four to forty-eight hours and eaten early in the morning, along with the water in which they have been soaked. Orange Oranges are also beneficial in treatment of constipation. One to two oranges at bedtime and again in morning can help stimulate the bowels. The general stimulating influence of orange juice excites peristaltic activity and helps prevent the accumulation of food residue in the colon.
Papaya and Figs Other fruits specific for constipation are papaya and figs. Half a medium-sized papaya should be eaten as breakfast. Fresh and dry figs also have a laxative effect.
Have four to five dry overnight-soaked figs in the morning. Spinach Spinach is considered a great food for the entire digestive tract.
Raw spinach contains finest organic material for cleansing, reconstruction, and regeneration of the intestinal tract. About 100 ml of raw spinach juice mixed with an equal amount of water can cure the most aggravated cases of constipation within a few days. Lime Squeeze half a lime in a glass of hot water and add half a teaspoon of salt into it.
It is an effective remedy for constipation. Water Water kept overnight in a copper vessel when had first thing in the morning gives great results. When taken regularly, it can treat constipation. Linseed (alse) It is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. Swallow a teaspoon of linseed with water before each meal. It provides both roughage and lubrication. Hot Water Drinking a glass of hot water is also known to stimulate bowel movements but this may not suffice in severe cases of constipation.
Probiotics Microscopic 'good bacteria' can do wonders for the digestive system. These can relieve constipation.
Have a probiotic supplement containing at least 4 billion active organisms once daily to relieve constipation. Dandelion Root Bile acids help to soften the stool and move it more quickly through the colon.
Dandelion root stimulates the production of bile and can help relieve constipation in a natural way. Just boil 2 tablespoons of fresh dandelion root to have it as tea. Alternatively, you can have its extract (250-500 mg) with meal. Apples Apples contain insoluble and soluble fiber.
The first helps with bowel movements and the second forms a gel in the intestines, protecting the walls from bad cholesterol, (LDL), sticking to it as the waste moves through. Berries Berries have insoluble fiber which draws water to the bowels, not only making it softer, but heavier which allows it to move more quickly through the system.
Berries also help prevent bowel acids from turning rancid leading to a cancerous form. Brown Rice These are great for constipation. Rich in fiber, brown rice draw large amounts of water, making the stool heavier and softer, allowing it to move quickly through the body.
Coffee While one or two cups can stimulate the intestines, more than that can have the opposite effect. Honey Sugar in honey can stimulate bacteria in the intestines causing it to draw water which will aid in relieving the constipation. Have honey mixed with foods, salads, fruits or in warm milk. Raisins A handful can give you 3-4 grams of fiber. Raisins also have a special acid that acts as a natural laxative. Prunes Prunes and prune juice can help against constipation.
Prunes contain a lot of fibers and other natural chemicals that have a laxative effect. Eat them raw or dried Dates Dates are rich in fiber and are very suitable as a constipation treatment. Eat them with a glass of milk and it will relieve you from constipation.
Fruit Salads A fiber-rich fruit salad eaten on a regular basis can keep constipation at bay. You can use papaya, guava, apple and some other fruits to make it highly effective. Diet to Relieve Constipation Natural, Simple Diet Consisting of Unrefined Foods: The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural, simple diet containing unrefined foods like wholegrain cereals, bran, honey, lentils, green and leafy vegetables, fresh and dry fruits, and milk products in the form of butter, clarified butter, and cream.
Avoid Certain Foods Limit your intake of low-fiber and high-fat foods like red meats, cheese, and other processed or refined foods. Also, steer clear of unhealthy artificial drinks and juices or alcoholic and caffeinated beverages. Avoid hurried, irregular meals. LIST OF FOODS TO AVOID • Products made of white flour • Rice • bread • Pulses • Cakes • Pastries • Biscuits • Cheese • Fleshy foods • Preserves • White sugar • Hard-boiled eggs LIST OF FOODS TO ENCOURAGE: • Pineapple • Mango • Coconut • Almonds • Persimmons • Dried apricots • Rhubarb • Avocados • Chicory • Dandelion • Watercress • Endive • Olive • Parsley • Soybeans • Turnips Preventive Measures for Constipation Chew Food Properly Chew your food properly and avoid hurried meals.
Keep Yourself Hydrated Keep yourself well hydrated with a good intake of water and fresh fruit juices. Make sure you drink enough fluids. Water keeps the intestines lubricated, helping waste to pass through easily. Adults should consume between 8 and 10 glasses of water or non-caffeinated beverages per day. Avoid alcoholic beverages and caffeine can increase dehydration, and should be avoided. Include Fiber in Your Diet Include bulk of fruits, vegetables, and fiber in your diet. Have a bran muffin or bran cereal for breakfast, and try eating a piece of fruit for a mid-afternoon snack.
Make a Schedule Schedule time each day for a bowel movement (after breakfast, for example). Establishing a daily routine can help a great deal.
Meals at odd times should be avoided. Other Treatment Methods for Constipation Exercise Fresh air, outdoor games and exercise tone up the muscles and also help in the treatment of constipation. Fresh air, outdoor games, walking, swimming, and exercise play an important role in strengthening the muscles, and thereby preventing constipation. Exercise more often.
When you are up and moving, so are your bowels. The more you sit, the more slowly your bowels move.
Just walking regularly can have a positive effect on your regularity. Try gentle exercise. Take a short walk each day. Gradually increase your walking time until you are walking for at least 20 minutes.
Yoga Yoga is particularly noteworthy as a physical fitness regime in relieving constipation. Yoga comprises of a variety of postures and movements, many of which stimulate and encourage the bowel functions. Practicing yoga can thereby enhance the digestive system functioning and eliminate the occurrence of digestive disorders like constipation. In addition to this, yoga also corrects breathing. Most of people today breathe in a wrong manner; short and shallow. It disturbs various bodily systems and triggers stress hormones.
Meditation can also help in many areas of life. Take time to quiet the mind and relax the body. You will find it to be a refreshing break you look forward to. Enema Talk to your doctor before using an enema. Your doctor may need to check your symptoms or may suggest a different way to treat your constipation. A rectal glycerin suppository can do the trick quickly. Follow the directions on the label.
Do not use more often than recommended on the label. Medications In difficult cases of constipation, it is better to try a saline (osmotic) laxative, such as Fleet Phospho-Soda, Milk of Magnesia, lactulose, or Miralax. Osmotic laxatives do not irritate the colon or cause dependence on laxatives like stimulant laxatives.
However, you can occasionally try a stimulant laxative, such as Ex-Lax or Feen-a-Mint. Overuse of stimulant laxatives decreases the tone and sensation in the large intestine, causing dependence on laxatives. Do not use laxatives for longer than 2 weeks without consulting your doctor. Try a stool softener, like Colace, if stools are very hard. Listen, i had this problem. I couldn't go to school until i pooped somthing out otherwise i would be with a stomache for the rest of the day and it's uncomfortable to learn and concentrate. What i reccomend to do is eat purely and only vegetables and fruits, drink alot of water (up to 8 glasses), eat fiber (good cereal:Go Lean; eat it two hours before going to sleep), and about prune NO!
Don't reccomend this because it might have your stomach twirling all day. Follow it as a strict diet and it will surely work! I just had to do it for two weeks but now went back to my regular food eating and i can finally use the bathroom every morning when i wake up WITHOUT NO PROBLEM. Its not what will always help you go when you havent been in a few days. You have too have a proper eating diet, or this problem will always happen. The best way is too sort out a proper eating chart and stick too it. And i promise you all this will go.
I had a very bad childhood with this and had too see docotors and all sorts. Not very nice.
But it was from eating all kinds of crap. Soon as i changed to a healthy diet after 16 years of this kind of pain an trouble, i have never had it since. Im 23 now and im out everyday after work walking for a few hours with th dogs. Always drinkin water, instead of coke or lager. Never eat sweets or chocolate.
It all sounds silly, but i feel so much healthyer now, and id never go back to my old habbits. I hope this helps some one, and i hope people follow in a nice fresh diet.
Many thanks for your time. Besides eating a bowl of weatabix every morning, take a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water twice a day if you can, the results will speak for themselves. Apple Cider Vinegar is second to none for all stomach upsets including bloating, belching, hiccups. It also prevents nausea and vomiting. It prevents flu and colds. Everyone should have a bottle, used everyday, no more complaints.
Use it mixed with equal parts of water for skin applications to reduce puffiness under eyes, dark circles, acne, pimples, it even clears blackheads. Try it, you will not try anything else! I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Quite recently I've been drinking loads of pineapple juice which has lessened the need for laxatives.
I'd learned this piece of information from someone and their pet rabbit. The rabbit had swallowed a hairball and it needed help to pass through it's system. The rabbit's owner fed it pineapple juice which helped the rabbit flush the hairball out of its digestive system. This may sound unusual, but it was this information that helped me realise how pineapple juice can also help people.
Try it and you might be surprised how effective pineapple juice is for a person's digestive system. I have a chocolate fascination so while at work i brought a twirl and dipped it into my hot chocolate which was packed with sugar (i wasnt constipated) but i had to run to the loo. I figured out every time i did this i really needed the loo so im guessing it is a sort of laxative! Cheap and you dont have to spend ridiculous prices over the counter. Seriously its worth a try!
Just make sure its alot of chocolate though maybe like cadburies chocolate bar or something. Good luck guys i hope it ends soon!! I recently underwent surgery for rectum cancer and as a result was left with a permanent colostomy bag.
My diet is poor and I didn`t drink more than a glass of water a day. Last night after going 10 days without passing anything of substance I decided to drink a pint of water. Two hours later I felt a hard piece of waste half protruding from the hole in my stomach,I removed the colostomy bag and strained a little. The result was spectacular,the hard waste( about the size of a wheel nut!) shot out and I was pouring waste out for five minutes. Today I`m still getting rid of waste and I feel so much better. WATER is what did it for me and I`m now determined to drink mainly water always. Goodluck people.
Hi all My daughter is 4 yrs old. She is suffering from constipation almost all her life. Recently it bcame so bad. Last one month she almost never had a normal bowel movement. I used enemas three times (with doctors advice) to clean her bowel. Again she did not go for last three days.
We went to doctor and he prescribed lactulose. We are giving that for last one week but not working. So lets tell u what I m tryng now. I give her one glass of little warm water in the morning in empty stomach. Then she eats her breakfast.
I give her one tablsespoon of olive oil with some pear juice. During launch and dinner evryday I give her broccoli or spinach with rice and chicken/fish. Everyday during dinner I give her one tbs of flex seed powder with dinner and after dinner at least one glass of water. Everyday at least once a tbs of brown sugar followed by a glass of water. Everyday she eats few pieces of cantalope and apple/ pear. Then I blend some cantaole and feed her that too. I restricted her milk by 16 oz.
I give her a tbs of corn syrup with milk. I used to give her 8 oz prune juice everyy morning for few months but recently I stopped it becasue it is not working. Poor girl, drinks at leat 5 glass of water everyday. I don't give almost any junk food to her. Recently I read a procedure 'applying few drops of castor oil on naval' during night time. I even tried that.
I tried gentle tummy message, positive re-enforcement. Nothing is working. Anyone, please give me some ideas.
(lemon with water is not good for her) Thanks. :-( been stopped up my entire life. I'm the brunt of too many family jokes. Remember parents giving me castoria as a child. 41 years later, colonoscopy, watermelon, warm water in the a.m. Raisin bran(8grams of fiber) benefiber, prune juice, only drink water whole life, phasing out white food. 'go' once a week.
Friend sells herbs and she has suggested a daily regimen of 3500mg vitamin c, 3 capsules of magn complex, probiotic(acidopholus), a product called 'gentle move,' freeze dried aloe vera to sooth and calm stomach lining, chlorphyll to keep the good flora good(1T for every 16oz of water) and 2-3food enzymes before each meal to aid in digestion. It's quite a regimen and one that i hope to do for a week or two and then phase out one or two, continue to cut out white. If this works, it will truly be a miracle!!!!!!!!! Happy cra**ing. When I first started having this problem last year, I had a colonoscopy last and the only thing they found was a polyp(pre-cancerous). After the procedure they prescribed Citrucel, and told me 'don't strain' because I had so many hemorrhoids from trying so hard to go. Anyways, for awhile it was fine, but recently the problem has returned.
I usually know I have to go but it just won't come out. If its been a day or two I will head to the bathroom knowing my impending doom.I have to wet my finger and stick it up there and bingo, there's always four or five very hard lumps that I have to (PAINFULLY!) coax down, and then after that SO much soft or almost runny stool that comes down. I don't try to push hard but I have crazy hemorrhoids.could that be why my stool is not coming down? Hermorrhoid blockage? If anyone has a knowledgeable answer please let me know! Its so miserable and my insides burn!
I have to spend at LEAST twenty minutes on the toilet if I decide to poo, and my finger always stinks! Ajwain seeds (Trachyspermum copticum ) - 1/2 tea spoon. It is peppery to taste - almost like thyme. We dry roast them, add a pinch of salt (for taste) and chew them well (basically it has to assimilate into your saliva). Follow it up with a glass of luke warm water. Do this an hour after your lunch AND dinner for 2 days.
Traditionally this we consider a sure shot, good ole gramma remedy for indigestion and poor bowel movement. It works like charm for us. You can obtain Ajwain seeds from any Indian grocery stores. It is not very expensive. My mother reccently had problems with constipation and, being the health nut I am, I set to work to help her solve it. She has a colon problem and can't (well, not suppose to) eat nuts or corn, etc. But she has been and she paid the price with constipation.
I bought her some Aloe juice (you can find at local Asian markets), honey, and just some regular coffee and had her drink 3 cups throughout the day of each. Actually worked like a charm. She had been stoved up with intense pain for 4 days. She also eats guacomole(sp?) when she doesn't have time to make the drinks, and that seems to have helped a lot, too. Another tip: Google foods high in fiber and try to eat those. I have been reading all of your posts and plan to try some of the thing that are available to me. I live in a small town so we don't have a huge selection of non common veggies, fruits, herbal supplsements.
Here is my story. I have had constipation issues since i was a baby.
My parents used to give me soap enema's I remember the pain well since it never did stop. I am taking a new therapy drug called subutex after taking up 160 vicodin a month that yes my old doctor had me taking and I had several severe constipation issues with that, but it seemed if I kept up on my senecot every night I went every morning. I have not had a bowe movement in 8 days now and I am miserable. I have tried everything I had at home. Senecot, miralax, fiber choice supplements, lubrication, enema all in the past 16 hours and I was able to pass with much painful pushing two small hard poo's I can feel the pain in my rectum from the pushing. I am even having to push to pee and then my butt bleeds, but still no poop.
I am miserable and just took my bedtime dose of senecot. How can a person take all this stuff with no results. Oh and the water I am drinking is insane. Like 8-10 bottles every single day.
Can anyone please help with something that will make me go with no pain and with the stuff I should be able to find in our local small pharamacy or grocery store. I am just miserable.
I have a 19 month old daughter who needs my attention and all I did today was sit on the toliet trying to go. Please Help!! To Roxana, my daughter is 5, and has had extreme constipation issues since birth. One month she went three times only. She was obviously very ill.
Large daily doses of miralax, zantac, plenty of fluids, and high fiber diet usually work. Took quite a while before we found out that the combination of Mirilax and zantac was what worked. You may want to google Hershprungs (sp?) disease and see if that seems to possibly fit. She's doing badly again, so we are trying mollases and oil for tonight.
I bought the james zeta 18 in 4 diet for weight loss. I have been told over the years that I have IBS, I'm lactose intolerant, have gluten allergy etc etc, None are true!! Just actually constipated - couldn't go more than once a week, and then all the usual problems- before this, now go on avergae every other day and feel much better in general. Sometimes everyday Yippee!! This diet is amazing, I did it for weight loss, which works wonders but the diet actually clears out your system no matter how bunged up you may get, then if you eat bran flakes every morning and drink a lot of water and fresh fuit and veg, I find I'm good for a month or so and feel SO WELL!! Then if I get the feeling that I'm getting bunged up again I do the four day diet again and it resets everything. I has changed my life.
I do it every two months on average and do not need to do anything else. It really has changed my life.:-). I've been constipated for a month and I've taken tons of stool softeners laxatives ect. I've increased my fibre and water intake. I s even tried olive oil and castor oil. I can feel the blockage of poop above my belly button:( I just want to be normal and have decent BM's seriously! I am only 21 and dont want to live like this for the rest of my life.
I tried Nature Slim Tea which is usually found online or Asian Supermarkets.Steep a tea bag for a few minutes and drink the tea before going to bed and in the morning you will have a clean colon! EVERYTHING will pour out like a waterfall LOL BUT, I only drink this tea if its my last resort.Whenever I drink this tea for relief purposes, it gives me deadly cramps, makes me dizzy and nautious.maybe because im 110lbs idk? But its extrememly painful and i've passed out twice due to this tea. I dont know what to do!!
My sister and I have this problem of constipation.my father too (so it's in the family I guess!!) I never tried anything to solve this issue.although it's really painfull;I start to bleed a lot when I poo cuz of huge hemorhoide I have.it's getting really worse and worse.So I decided to do something. I will try the easiest suggestion I read in your comments: 1-drinking cold water with brown sugar.hope it works 2-then I will try pinaple juice. 3-then honey with lemon. I will see if I get any result. I have been constipated for 7 months now trying everything, warm water with lemon, enemas, increasing vegies and fibre, i cry myself to sleep the [pain gets so bad, i dont want to go out cause i just dont feel myself, its so bad now, i really just want to wake n be able to go to the toilet without any problems, i have weet-bix for breaky, fruit n salad for lunch i always eat healthy i just need something that really works to get my bowel going, i also stress about not being able to go, i recently found out that im 10 weeks pregnant, is it going to get worse and can it affect our baby? PLEASE help if something has worked for you.
I'm fourteen and I have been struggling with constipation my whole life. Recently I managed to stay regular for a year and a half but not anymore. What helps is plastic gloved and picking out the hard parts with your fingers. Sounds gross but after two weeks it will come right out. However I have an [@] fissure now so it hurts to do it. Tomorrow I am going to try the chin method. Would anyone mind clarifying how it works actually?
I have some idea but it would be nice to have solid basis. Also McDonald's chicken nuggets can make you go so fast.
Ate one while three MONTHS constipated and I've never pooped like that before, you lose all control and it just comes out. As with Pizza Hut cheese pizza and several glasses of water. To be quite honest, the best cure for constipation is HOT Water! Not so hot that it burns but hot enough you can sip it without getting burned.
Your body will sweat our impurities. Your body will use the hot water to send toxins to your intestines and then it will use the hot water to flush out your intestines. My Grandmother drank 2 cups of hot water and walked back and forth through her house EVERY MORNING, until she went to the bathroom.
She did this religiously. Try it consistantly it will work. Heeey Youuuuu Guyyyyys!
Hello my fellow sufferers >-(. I have been stopped up for over a month now:-( and I gotta tell you I've tried everything from fiber capsules, fiber laxitive capsules, to apple cider vinegar, lime juice in warm water, warm milk, to the peanut butter and syrup concoction. Even tried sitting here while I read all your post with my finger on my chin (as you can tell I've been trying to stay with the natural remedies). Some of these things maybe worked the first time but never complete relief.
My husband suggested black olive juice, about 32oz of it. He swears by it! After co-workers bet him, when he was working at a pizza joint, to down exactly that amount, he couldn't get off the toilet 45 min later:oops. Well, feeling at the end of my rope I went to my local King Soopers (Krogers to some) intending to purchase about 4 cans of the stuff. I headed to the produce section to get some lemons. Thinking that it could only help aid the aformentioned juice. Well I just happened to pass the 'digestion' area in the store.
I thought 'forget it! I'm just gonna get a synthetic laxitive' So I decided on a cheaper version of correctol. I just happened to keep looking and my eyes passed over th mineral oil (gag!) the castor oil (yuck!) and my eyes rested on this 10oz bottle filled with a red liquid.
MAGNESIUM CITRATE! For under 2 BUCKS!!!!
A shot in the dark, but for less that 2 dollars, I'll take it. I got home read the directions and took it accordingly. In 1 hour heard that welcomed embarrassing sound of digestion.and boy was it loud!:-o 2 and a half hrs later I had a small, hard bowel movement!!!!! Four hours later.THE FLOOD GATES OPENED:-P!!!!!! I could not believe it.after a whole flipping month and for less than 2 dollars IT happened!:-P The way the magnesium citrate works is that it absorbs water from the body into the intestine and just ushers everything out.
I experienced some cramping and alot of urination along with it. You can get dehydrated so drink lots of water!! So I put the olives in the cupboard for eating and warned my husband and daughter to clear a path to the bathroom!!! This worked for me in just hours, I hope you have the same luck. So may your bowels be loose and your toilet paper be soft.
B-) Good luck! PEOPLE WERE NOT MEANT TO POO WHILE SITTING!!! Sitting on a toilet puts a kink in your colon and makes it difficult for anything to come out. It is much better to crouch on top of the toilet or at least put your head to your knees. Also, it is very difficult for humans to digest protein and carbohydrates at the same time.
Try to only have one or the other in your meals. In the morning, drink some water or green tea and massage from the right side of your tummy up across the top and down the left side. After my c-section they pumped me full of so many pain killers I couldnt poop for 10 days.
It was painful, i bled, it was embaressing and just wrong in so many ways. But honestly (and it takes a few days to work) PRUNES. The obvious answer. Ya have to eat like 3 of em a day and youll start pooping so much youll think youve never pooped so much.
Just keep eatting them every day, maybe eat a few more on days ya have a problems. After stool softeners, laxatives and an enema. It was nature that got me going. When i first got my period i realised the sighs of constipation. And guess what it really did come and my life was miserable so i said to myself i'm gonna end this,what really helped me was a total change in my diet.I already use to eat plenty of fibre and i had no sickness associated with constipation so what am i gonna do i thought? However God helped me and i found out that eating flaxseed products along with prunes and neem products work wonderful.
I hope it works because i don't want anybody to go through what I did.:-D. Firstly, I never in my life thought I'd be schlepping around the internet desperately seeking a a remedy for constipation!!! I have been absolutely miserable for the last 5 days!!! Tried all the stupid store stuff (laxitives, supositors, fiber, etc.) none worked, and the fiber bloated me up so bad I thought i was having a heart attack!!!! I JUST tried this and it took approx 30 min's to work, but IT WORKED!!! Drink 2 cups chicken broth or broth from ckn noodle soup (no noodles). Heat it up as hot as you can stand to swallow it -- u want to drink it ALL while it's hot, not warm.
Then follow it with 2 cups of something icy cold (I had iced tea with some sugar and ice cubes). Drink that quickly also. THIS IS IMPORTANT: Move around your house, nothing overly strenuous, I dusted and cleaned countertops, lol.
And my stomach liiterally started 'rumbling' like it growls when ur hungry, and then, ta da!!!! I didn't 'clean' me out, but it at least got things movin on out!!! Never in my life have I been SO uncomfortable and distressed!!!!
Had no idea one could feel so sick and be in so much pain. Hope it works for someone else too!!!! I'm convinced it was the combo of steaming hot greasy broth, the moving around, then the cold liquid to force the hot further in.
Am going to repeat in a little while. K guys this might only be for a couple of time's of healing with this problem but i came home from work and pretty much realized how bad i was constipated it was extreemly uncomfortable so i called my mom and she advised prune juice (pure) well i was to lazy to run to the store but it got too uncomfortable so looked around my appartment to seew what i could find. 100% corn oil! Yeah man i tried it and had only a table spoon and i tasted gorrid but i drank just a tiny bit of water and layed down a bit and went on my computer it took about a half an hour and u can feel the need to go but give it a bit of time dont push lol. Just try to relax and within minutes its over.
Its not that pain full i almost cheered it was realy fast and effective try it for sure cant go wrong! Been constipated all my life, or at least since I can remember.
I have tried everything from laxatives, the magnesium citrate, to castor oil.but only works for a couple of days. I feel lots of abdominal pain and my stomach feels hard at times.
I can't afford to go to a doctor so I am stuck with whatever I can afford from the medicine counter or at home remedies. What I am most sick of is the low-energy level which might be most likely due to the constipation. I have tried blaming my diet, but everybody in my household eat the same thing and they go just fine. I even eat healthier then them most of the time since they refuse to jump on the bandwagon with me when it comes to eating veggies, drinking water, and no fast food.
Don't really know what to do anymore. Please help!:-(. My daughter STRUGGLED with pooping at age 2-3. She would hold it in all day for a number of days. She struggled and cryed sometimes. Once she had had a bowel movement that I had to help 'deliever' because only part came out. We tried mineral oil and juice.
I tried glycerine suppositories too. That was just terriable for her and me. Everytime I felt like I was abusing her. Finally used half cap of miralax in 12 oz cup of apple juice 2 times a day, am and around dinner time. Once she got loose I cut doseage back to am half capful in juice to maintain. She is 5 now.
No miralax needed. We just make sure she has fluid and talk about how everyone does stinky poops. She still does not like to go at school, but she never goes more than 2 days without a movement.
Mom has tried the brown sugar in water been 2 hrs no movement. Must try something else.
All, What was happening: I had been having constipation very regularly, I had tried a lot of laxatives, some times ended up taking laxatives once in a week. Then I had tried even magnesium citrate to flush my system.
One day I had picked up Aloe Vera dessert packet from a Global Foods store and used it. The packet had chunks of Aloe Vera in a juice that was made very sweet. It was actually tasty and very good.
It made a difference like never before. I started feeling very light and my bowel moments had become very regular. I do not feel boalted any more. I wanted to tell about this in all forums for Constipation, because the cure to the problem is in the nature of the system and Aloe Vera restores the system. Hope it helps, let me know for questions: com, Thanks. Constipation is not a disease, but a symptom. Sometimes it becomes so severe, that it leads to chain of symptoms such as weakness, fissures, etc.
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Squatting over newspaper and applying pressure to my chin below and front with thumb and forefinger.worked really well. Fully agree that the normal sitting position is a hinderance as I found nothing happened when sitting, and when I stood up I felt the need to go, so I tried standing to get it started but it was'nt until I squatted holding my chin it all came out. Did'nt have to worry about weeing everywhere, as during the constipation I could'nt even wee.but as soon as the bulk came out I was able to wee again. Had been trying for 8 hours to go, eating pears and some prune juice, made a soup of carrots, spinach, garlic, alfalfa sprouts and kidney beans. Iam 63 years old, and figure after reading some of the comments on the prostate, that the position one tries to do it is vital. Would like to thank all you people that helped me with your comments, and only hope that mine will help others as well.
Normally I do'nt have trouble, but after a few days of stodgy foods and little water at this age I get really blocked up. Good luck.definately try the SQUAT! I tried the pressure point on my chin, pushing it with my finger. I have had really good luck with pressure points before for other things. WOW within a few minutes of doing this I had a natural bm. Not only that, within the next day I had several more natural feeling bm's. Every time I felt better and better.
I will Never forget this pressure point exercise. And I'm beginning to look up even more pressure point info for other problems. Cheap, very effective, and No medicine.
Works for me!;-). Give this a shot on a day you plan to be home at least a few hours in the morning: 1) full glass of cold water 2) tablespoon of molasses 3) another full glass of water 4) raspberry juice (juicy juice makes an apple raspberry that ought to work, also. Raspberries are VERY high in fiber) MIXED WITH FLAX SEED OIL (1 tablespoon) 5) 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, (lemon juice optional but you may find it covers the flavor of the vinegar), and hot BLACK tea (not green or herbal, there are specific properties in black tea that aid in this process) Continue drinking water as you see fit. You can also try pressing your finger into the center of your chin as earlier suggested. It certainly can't HURT! As for regulating yourself, the normal: diet, exercise, fiber fiber fiber, hydration hydration, hydration, and learn your trigger foods.
I put Half N Half in my coffee instead of milk and didn't eliminate for TWO WEEKS. A mistake I will not make again. Light Yogurt (low/no sugar) will definitely help, it does NOT have to be name brand, like Activia if an alternative is cheaper! Well holy crap! (Literally) I have been constipated for the past month due to new pain meds.
I have been absolutely miserable for the past 3 days, and was actually desperate enough to google 'constipation cure Natural' and came across this page. I saw some things that I figure I'd try in the morning, or would run to the grocery store and get tomorrow after work or something. Unfortunately I do not currently have enough of anything in my house to 'make' anything listed here. I saw several listings about ' index finger on chin.'
At first I thought it was a joke, then in an utter act of desperation. IT WORKED!!!! I'm not sure if it was in my head or if it really did work, but I feel 10000% better now! Thanks so much for all of the great ideas.
I will try them next time I am in crisis like I was this morning. Sometimes the poop is so big I just can't get it out - it is like a breach birth!
I also have a fissure which opens up and bleeds regularly. The doctor says to use a glove and some KY and stretch myself. Can't say I have tried it yet but do intend to. As for the hemmys, he told me to stop using soap on them and they miraculously disappeared with two weeks.
Going to try the molasses, the magnessium supplement, the crouch and the chin pressure point. Thanks again.
About a year ago, my stomach started bloating. Previously I'd had some constipation, but not bad like this. Couldn't eat much because my stomach was bloating so much and yet didn't lose weight. Started to take sleep aid because it kept me from sleeping and sometimes even felt dizzy.
Tried apple juice followed by prune juice followed by more liquid, Senna tea (Indian tea), magnesium supplement and milk of magnesia. (Always drink a glass of water in the morning.) Sometimes they worked, but eventually stopped working and just made my stomach more bloated. Went through colonoscopy and my gastroenterologist diagnosed me as IBS and prescribed Amitiza. He also gave me some sample of it, but it didn't work for me. Tried Benefiber since he recommended, but didn't work, either. Wanting to get some natural way, searched website for a while and found enema kit for home.
Also found macrobiotic diet and Edgar Cayce diet. Those saved my life! I used filtered water for enema for about a month and made my stomach feel soooo clean!
(Some people use coffee, but I prefer drinking it from my mounth.) As for diet, stopped to put milk or cream (oh, I love them!) to coffee/tea and limited the intake of other dairy products as well. Switched to brown rice, avoided heavy meal especially in the morning, fatty food and sweets (mostly baked goods). Realized animal fat, dairy products and white sugar somewhat clogged my system.
Often saw some fiber-like white stuff came out after I used enema. Now my stomach is back to normal again! Still use enema occasionally, but not much anymore. No more sleeping aid and no more dizziness! Want to share my story with people who suffer the similar condition as I had.;-).
Im 18, and i very recently moved into a shared apartment. For as long as i can remember i've always had my own bathroom, so i am obviously really shy about sharing a toilette with other people. As a result i haven't been going regularly. This became a huge problem recently as i got constipated often:-( this morning i tried to go but all that come out were two little hard stones. The rest just wouldn't come out.
I spent the whole day in pain.awful unending pain made worse by having to sit half the morning. Making my way home i decided it had to end. Looking at the comments here, i saw many repeating coffee (which i had) and the finger on the chin thing. So, not wanting to trep my way to the shop, i drank cold coffee with lots of milk and sugar, then went on the loo with my feet up and holding my chin. At first it felt really funny and didn't work but then.I don't know, was it the coffee kicking in, my feet being up or the chin holding? Either way a combination of all three had me going normally again. I'm now very relieved, empty and swearing never to ignore a BM again.
Thanks for all the tips it really helped!;-). It makes sense to eat a well balanced diet with plenty of roughage, drink plenty of water in between meals, etc. But my favorite two things to do when I get blocked are to drink 1-2 glasses of luke warm water quickly and to add powdered CAYENNE PEPPER to my food, at least once everyday.
The PEPPER has been the BEST remedy I have ever found in the many years of trying things. I don't use too much because I don't like real hot flavorings, but it only takes a little bit for me, just sprinkle a little on. It makes me feel good all over actually. Another thing I have quit using is ibuprophen, which is a anti-prostiglandin. Prostiglandins help your stomach and intestins build the protective lining in the digestive system which helps in digesting foods and protecting against inflammation. So those of you who have IBS, quit the ibuprophen use and don't be afraid to use CAYENNE PEPPER.
Check it out on the internet and see all the other health benefits of PEPPER. Best of Luck and Good Health to You All!
Hello, I'm Roxyana. I'm seventeen, and have been constipated on and off for the entirety of my life. I can go literal months without. But, there are things I have found that can help you. Green grapes, for example. The entire bag if you can.
I'm not certain why they help (perhaps the fiber? Or maybe the yeast.?) but they are wonderful at relieving stubborn constipation. Eat them on an empty stomach. Apples are also good as a preventative. Just eat one a day, whatever kind you prefer. Golden Delicious, Gala, and Pink Ladies are my personal favorites.
Not that it's really natural, but Dulcolax made this dissolve-able. That you drink with your water. You can't taste it, and it WILL help you to move. Sitting down, I've found, makes it much more painful and unpleasant to pass difficult stool. Try leaning over something (like your sink.) don't try and pass it sitting. And I know what your thinking, but relief first, clean-up later. You've got to do what you've got to do, and whatnot.
Enemas will help you, but they are horribly unpleasant and I'm mildly afraid of them. But, if you've no other choice. Well, they WILL make you move. My aunt drinks ice-cold prune juice and follows it with hot coffee. She recommends that you take the drinks into the rest room with you, and drink them in there.
Apparently, they work quickly. I hope this helps someone. Good luck, fellow sufferers. ) Ok, I have been constipated really badly for months. I've always had problems with it off and on since I was little. I've been under tremendous stress over the past 6 months, so wondering if that is the initial cause. Up til now, I've always used those wax suppositories.
They burn like heck, but usually help things along within an hour. They haven't been working the last few weeks, so I was getting desperate. Yes, I even sank so low as to stuck my finger up my butt. Sooooo gross. I'm a busy mom of three, so don't have time for this. While reading through the comments, I tried the warm water with honey and lemon.
Then I tried the finger on chin (with doubt I must say). I don't know which one worked.but in 15 minutes, it all came out quickly (it hurt, because I have [@] fissures and hemoroids), but it came out! I haven't been drinking enough water.so I strongly suggest drinking at least 8 glasses a day.along with fruits/veges.and it's good for you too! I have been on pain meds for some time and a side effect is constipation. And it comes with a vengeance.
First time, it freaked me out!!! I thought I was trying to have a baby thru my butt, and it hurt just as bad!!! But this time, I kinda knew what to expect. This time I had milk of magnesia, took a few swigs of that, made hot chocolate, drank about half and then drank a cold Emergen-C ( you can find it at Wal-Mart, its a powder that you mix with water) In about 20 minutes, I was okay! I'm going to keep all that in the house for sure from here on out!!!!
It works wonders fast!!! I have had issues with constipation. I know for a fact that the water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach works. Also I had to really pay attention to what I was eating. Kale seems to work well. ALso Spinach. And even just Rommaine lettuce.
I totally ELIMINATED beef from my diet, substituting it with Turkey. And also CORN. Please to the mom whose child is constipated.
Help the poor baby by giving her/him more water!!!! And no chocolate, corn, too much carbs.,and If that doesnt work try MILK OF MAGNESIA before putting them to bed!! Dont try tomorrow TRY NOW!!!!!! Some things that cause constipation: -coffee -cheese -warm soft bread -medicine -white bread -pasta -bananas -low fiber foods -pizza -processed foods -rice It is best if you go at least once a day. If not, it accumulates and won't go out. Coffee dehydrates the body, and water is what digests food.
Our metabolism is made up of two parts: catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism takes apart by ADDING water and breaking down the covalent bonds.
EAT REGULARLY, HEALTHY, AND DRINK WATER. If you have not gone in a week, it might be necessary to manually take it out.
Yes, gloves and all. Constipation is an EFFECT, not a cause.
Ate two prunes and downed a cup of hot jasmine tea with a teaspoon of molasses in it; followed a couple minutes later with ice water and am now waiting with finger on chin. I have always been slow to go, with occasional periods of daily regularity. Once every three days is more normal for mr. Heard about magnesium supplements hekping with constipation and had great results for the first few days, taking 1 in the morning and one at night, along with my 'new year's resolution' daily vitamins, including a fish oil supplement. After about a week or so, the regularty part dropped off and have had an unsettled belly for two or three days, feeling like i was about to have a bout of diarrhea, and then nothing happens. Also painful belly off and on every 20 min or half hour. I just wish I could have my husband's habits and go EVERY morning after two cups of coffee.
Can't stand coffee and the caffeine in tea and sodas doesn't work for me that way either. This company i used to work for has two AMAZING teas. The company is called DavidsTeas the first is golden puerh witch is a framanted black tea witch boosts your metabolism and gives your stomach and colon good bacteria. This tea is framented for 5 years and is PACKED with benificial probiotics that aren't found in yogurt. The second is The skinny dont be decived it will not make you majicly skinny but it is also a framented black tea with the addition of ginger for stomach balance and ginseng witch boost your metobolism blacks fat absorption and also has many probiotics. If you drink either of these three times daily you will see definate results.
I was very regualr my whole life and changed vegetarian for a retreat and my body just shut down digesting, ihad so much built up it pushed my intestine up under my ribs and i was in serious pain. Constipation is very unhealthy for your body and is very sensitive to stress. Use the Master Cleanse Flush: 6 oz Cleansing/Dieters Tea (Laci LeBeau is usually sold at WalMart) before you go to bed. When you wake, on an empty stomach drink the following: 32 oz of Filtered (or Spring) Water 2 Tsp of SEA Salt STAY BY BATHROOM. Its like and interal enema and takes about 1-1.5 hours to completely purge. Use the tea as needed to keep yourself regular, but DON'T oversteep as too strong can cause cramping. Also, drink plenty of water before the flush, because you can't eat/drink until the purge is done (about 2 hrs).
I put my experience before (#186). Mine is so chronic, if I'm not careful, the sympton comes back at any time. When I feel it getting worse, I use enema almost every night. Usually less than two weeks, I get normal. The enema I use is not what you see at a pharmacy. It's not any chemial stuff, but just pure water.
The amount is two-quarts and it purges my system. Try google, like 'home enema kit'. After I get normal, I don't have to use it for weeks.
Another easy relief I use is milk of magnesia or Senna tea. Download Jaf Software For Pc there. You have to take it before you go to bed and it works in the next morning aftrer you drink a glass of water or have breakfast. You shouldn't use it everyday though. Recently, I found drinking two glasses of water before breakfast works, too.
Then have breakfast consisting only fruit juice or fruit, no bagels, muffins, donuts, etc. You can drink tea of coffee, but not milk. My daughter was constipated a lot when she was little. I used to take her to the doctor and all I ever heard was 'eat more fiber'. Have you ever tried to get a 4-yr old to increase their fiber intake? She already ate nothing but fruits, veggies, & yogurt.no milk, no cheese, & practically no meat. She hardly drank anything but water.
I finally took her to a pediatric gastroenterologist (spelling?) & he recommended Miralax (it was prescription back then, but now you can get it & it's generic equiv. Over the counter.).
She took 1/2 a cap full at dinner mixed in with whatever she was drinking (usually water). He said that if it doesn't seem to be working increase the dose to a little or if it is working a little too well, cut back the dose. He said that it was perfectly safe for extended use because all it does is draw water into the stool. She is 11 now & we haven't had anymore problems until this week. I guess it's back to the MiraLax. It really was the only thing that worked for us in the past.
First, lots and lots of water. I didn't realize it until just recently that this was causing a lot of my constipation (that and medications). I hate water, so I have been drinking sparkling water (the carbonation helps), lots of water with a little fruit juice for taste, crystal light in bottles of water and I cut back on all caffine. If you are going to have a coda then follow it by a glass of water.
Force the water down, all day long! Food just absorbs all the water you drink so flush out your system with lots of water. Also, grapes- natural remedy. Eat them everyday. The squatting thing is true, but I will not squat on some newspaper or go on the floor!
So you CAN sit on the toilet just put your feet on books or something, lean over. It does make a difference. Our bodies were not made to go to the bathroom sitting down.
Do NOT just shock your system with a bunch of fiber (fiber cereal, fiber bars, etc.) you will be come bloated and more stopped up. Introduce it slowly and naturally.
Fruits and vegetables. Lord, help me, do NOT eat those fiber bars- my poor stomach blew up like I was pregnant! Take it every night for 6 months. Did it and it got me back on track (works and is safe for/ with children too) 6. Magnesium citrate if you are impacted.
I did xrays and ultrasounds of my stomach (very expensive) to find out I need a dollar bottle of magnesium citrate from CVS. Try the lemon kind with some sprite.
- this is not meant to be done very often though. Only if you are impacted. If you are impacted regularly, go to the doctor! Sad, but you have to change your diet. Lots of water, fruits and vegetables, salad, try to stay away from red meat (hard to digest). Stay away from breads, sweets, cheese, all the good stuff!
Exercise (walking is great) and flaxseed oil. Hope that helps someone. Constipation is so miserable!
I read every word on this page and many other sites but I am yet to find anyone with my problem. Done all tests, seen so many docs, even cleveland clinic and mayo clinic and no help. I have 5-6 bowel movements daily (last 5 yrs). They are semi well formed and many times undigested food and blackish and thin. It takes a VERY long time to pass stools so I spend 2.5-3 hrs in toilet daily and cant go anywhere. I ear simple vegan diet and have always had a lot of clean water.
I am lactose intolerant so just have yogurt and I am not gluten sensitive. I have tried so many natural remedies and I think more important than fixing constipation, I think I need digestion support. I have tried, enzymes, probiotics - you name. Experimenting with hydrochloric acid and pepsin but not help. Please if anyone has similar situation and something worked, please post.
I've been suffering from constipation for 2 years and it's the worst thing that can ever happen. I don't have the urge to go to the toilet and this could easily last up to 5 days. So for every 2-3 days, 20 minutes before my dinner, I will drink a cup of prune juice (250ml). Then have my dinner. I must have hot soup/hot drink to accompany the meal as well, so that it 'heats' up my stomach and makes me want to go to the toilet faster. The urge to go to the toilet usually comes within an hour, or if it's fast, immediately after the meal. You WILL release everything that's in there.
It definitely worked for me for the past 2 years. But for the past 3 weeks, the prune juice didn't seem to work. The stool was so difficult to come out. It's hard and sticky. Lots of straining. I drank lime juice, ate spicy food to stir my stomach, even tried the brown sugar with cold water method.
I turned to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). The physician told me that my large intestine is 'heaty' (Go wikipedia and search 'heaty' and 'cooling' terms in TCM), causing the stool to be hard and 'reluctant' to get out.
I was told to avoid deep fried/fried/spicy/hot food, and given packs of medicinal powder to drink 2 times a day after meal. At the same time, told to take fuits and veggies/drink plain water regularly. I was told it will take some time before I stop relying on the medicinal powder and get back my regular bowel movement. Yes, indeed, it worked. It just worked normally. You will just have the urge to go to the toilet, just like any healthy beings do. For the first 2 days after drinking it, I began to pass out stool.
Still hard, but at least, I got everything that were stucked, out. Then for the next few days, my bowel movement got back to 'normal'. I reduced to drinking one packet a day. I will have the urge to go to the toilet at least twice every day. It's not that I don't trust our 'Western' doctors out there. But everytime I tell them about my problem, they prescribe suppositories and tell me to change my diet.
Eat a lot of fruits and veggies and drink lots of water (Not like I have not been doing.). And that's all about it they could do. But taking fruits and veggies is just not the immediate cure to getting the stool that had been stuck in there for days, smoothly out. Sufferers would know what I mean. Of course, I don't know what the medicinal powder is, but if you believe in TCM, do look for one, see what may be wrong with your health/body and let the physician prescribe you medicine suitable for you. I hope it helps! Hello everyone: I have had a terrible time with constipation, but I have a remedy that will help everyone.
This remedy is safe at anytime. It is the sea salt flush. This method cleanse the entire digestive track. This is an all natural remedy. It cleanses the entire intestinal track by pulling out built up toxins. First make sure you have lots of toilet paper and air-freshener spray.
You will be going to the bath room frequently. This is the recipe 2 level teaspoons of natural sea salt ( no substitution or it will not work) sea salt is less the $2 dollars at Walmart. 32 oz of Purified Drinking Water ( no substitution or it will not work) this is also at walmart for a little more then $2 for a gallon. Heat the water on the stove, do not boil, just to lukewarm temperature for drinking. Have the 2 teaspoons of salt ready in a 32 ounce container, pour lukewarm water over the salt, mix well. Drink the sea salt mix all in one sitting, I have a little bit of the purified water on ice just to sip to get the taste of salt off my tongue, this is just for sipping and not for drinking. Some people have a hard time drinking salt water but I imagine it as a salty soup broth, and it really helps.
It really is not that bad. Once you drank all the sea salt mixture, go and lay down for 30 straight minutes on your right side. This help get the sea salt mixture from the bottom of the stomach to the small intestine that is locate at the lower right side of the stomach. Once the thirty minutes are up. Get up and go about your business. But stay close the bathroom. In about an 1 to 2 hours or sooner for some you will start to eliminate the sea salt mixture.
You may eliminate some solid pieces, but more of a water elimination. This is because the sea salt solution has help soften the hard feces that accumulated in the bowel.
Remember this is safe at anytime. I use it twice a month. I had done wonder for me.
It will even help to use during a weight loss program to keep every working. The answer may be in some cases to look at what one is eating rather than at what one should be eating additionally to fix the problem. If one is using a hell of a lot of coffee, as an example, then no remedy may work if coffee is the problem.
Keep in mind that there may be more than one food/beverage causing the problem. A complete change of diet, if possible, then if that has fixed the problem then reitroduce a food group from your previous diet, one only, and observe the results. It's more than probable that the principals of allergies applies.
That a particular food or combination of foods is a having an allergic type reaction in the bowels.If a complete change in diet is not practical then eleminate a single food for at least 3 months and observe. If no result then eliminate another as well for 3 months and so on. My recent problem in this department is most likely due to a total lack of greens, fruit, excess coffee and a sitting for 8-14 hours a day in front of the computer and factory produced foods and the preservatives in them. Preservatives, one of the great hoaxes on humanity by those that need to make lots and lots of dollars. This is my pennies worth! Drink half your body weight in ounces of water everyday and more if you drink coffee or tea or other diruretics.
Chew your food thoroughly. Eat no packaged food - keep it real.
Candida can cause constipation. Follow anti candida diet. MAGNISIUM up to 1000 mg a day. Not oxide as it is too powerful and doesn't address magnisium deficiency.
(it all poops out) try citrate caps spaced morn and nite (i use thorn). Add green caps of grasses. (is use research labs) vitamin e and my wonderful perfect drink is a fresh cucumber in the blender with the juice of a fresh lemon, raspberries and stevia. - all anti candida and the only fruits allowed except for a green apple which is too sour! Try squeezing softly around the butt in a stop/go movement near to the [@], pull gently the two sides of the cheek,stretch back in a lying position these should be done together if possible or in turns.laxative helps but u don't want to be dependent and also the finger on the chin. I suffer with hard stools if I don't go. VERY STRANGE, I had my gall bladder removed and after that no problems, I had soft stools sometime like diarreah but in a gd way from 1973 to 2010.
Now all this has changed,back to constipation not too bad at first but gradually now, its getting worse but those little motions help me. Don't know why the hard stools now but I am going to have a colonoscopy done soon to see why the change. Actually the constipation reliever remedy is different for each person. For some, its milk, for others its wheat and for some others it might be green tea or honey and the list goes on. A chronically constipated should rule out the main causes ( lack of water, less fibre in food, more fats white flour white rice etc) and then try to figure out what suits him/her, it may take some time but it pays.
So help yourself finding out what suits you. For me, its fibre, water and all organic.
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