Constipation is defined as not being able to pass stools in a regular manner or being unable to fully empty your bowels. Most people experience constipation only for a short period of time. However, it can be a chronic condition for some. Constipation affects all age groups and genders
Types of Constipation
Constipation is classified into three types based on the causes like atonic constipation, obstructive constipation, and spastic constipation.
Tummy troubles are a commonplace these days. Many people have constipation one or another time in their lives, however, the best part is that by making slight modifications in your diet, you can get rid of the same. Here we let you know some constipation eating tips that help curb constipation.
Common causes of Constipation
Before we move on to know which foods and natural remedies can avoid constipation, let us find out the root cause of this phenomenon.
As food passes through one’s colon, the water is absorbed by the body and the waste in the form of stool is thrown out by the movements of the colon through the rectum. When the movement of the colon slows down, a lot of water is drawn from the body to let the stool pass by which leads to constipation.
Common causes of constipation are:
- Eating high fat and low fiber diet
- Reduced intake of water and fluids
- Lack of exercise
- Side effects of certain medications
- Mental Stress
- Eating Disorders
Foods that relieve constipation
Owing to the sluggish habits of your bowel, many people rush out to buy laxatives, however before buying such laxatives, you first need to check out your diet. Are you eating enough fibers in your diet? If no, then you need to incorporate high fiber foods in your diet. Fibers are those part of the plants that can’t be broken up by your body. They not only help soften the stool but speed up digestion.
Healthy Eating Tips To Avoid Constipation
Some of the simple changes in your diet that can be considered as natural remedies for constipation, can do wonders to your bowel movements. These include –
- Add veggies to your diet
- Go for whole grain bread instead of pasta, white bread, and white rice
- Add cooked beans as salads and legumes in your diet
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat a fiber-rich diet
- Exercise regularly to keep fit
When to seek medical advice?
If you have tried all the above tips for 3 weeks and can’t see any substantial change or have belly pain, blood in your stool or are losing weight, then you need to consult a doctor.
Homeopathy Treatment for Constipation
Homeopathic treatment for constipation is safe, free from any adverse effects and very effective in treating both acute and chronic constipation. Constipation treatment in homeopathy improves stool motility and reduces pain and discomfort.
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Author Bio: Dr. Ravi Kumar M, BHMS is a proficient homeopath with over 14 years of rich clinical experience and is offering his services in Homeocare International Kukatpally branch, Hyderabad, Telangana.