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Constipation Relief: What Works Best?

Sunday, 16 March 2014 04:25 PM EDT

Constipation is one of the most common digestive disorders in children and adults. Patients suffer from very dry, hard, and painful passage of stool or have less than three bowel movements in a week. Though people of all age groups face this problem and its symptoms, it is more common in children. A lack of liquid foods and fiber-rich foods are the primary causes. Side effects of some medicines also cause constipation. The best home remedy and natural foods can help get rid of this problem.

The causes of constipation vary according to age and the kind of foods one eats. Children are common sufferers of constipation but comparatively fewer adults face this ailment. However, people who avoid liquid foods or a fiber-rich diet and have low or negligible physical activities are more likely to suffer from this problem of the digestive system.
Normal bowel movements usually range between thrice daily to once every other day. When the total number of bowel movements decreases to less than three times a week and is accompanied by hard and dry stools, with a painful passage of stool, the condition is considered abnormal.

Treatments for Finding Relief

Constipation is usually treated by home remedy aids. Only in rare cases is a home remedy insufficient, when constipation causes adverse effects or extreme pain. In chronic constipation, laxatives are required for obtaining relief by softening the stool to provide relief from pain for this digestive disorder.
However, most constipation can be treated with relief from healthy life habits including consumption of fluid foods, fiber-rich foods, and diets rich in magnesium and relevant acupressure. Let us study some healthy habits essential to bring relief from constipation and foods that are an effective home remedy for treating constipation.

Home Remedies for Constipation
  • Fiber-rich foods: Insoluble fiber helps in softening the stool to facilitate its passing out of the body. Eating fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps obtain constipation relief and is an excellent home remedy for the common digestive disorder of abnormal bowel movements and hard painful passage of stools. Spinach, oranges, and triphala powder (a mixture of three ayurvedic fruits namely amla, haritaki, and vibhitaki) help in providing constipation relief. Raisins are considered as a natural laxative and a necessary home remedy for this digestive disorder.
  • Water and fluid foods: Consuming adequate fluid foods and plenty of water can help you get relief. It is an effective home remedy. Lemon juice is another highly valued home remedy for constipation.
  • Acupressure as a home remedy: A natural process of traditional healing called acupressure, which involves applying pressure of fingers on specific acupuncture points on the body, can provide relief. This is another effective home remedy.
Following the above home remedy tips and treatment procedures can bring relief.

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Constipation is a common problem of digestive disorder resulting in passing hard and painful stools or very few bowel movements, i.e. less than three times a week. It is caused when a diet does not have enough fiber-rich foods or as a side effect of some medications.
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Sunday, 16 March 2014 04:25 PM
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