Resolve Constipation Naturally and quickly

Constipation

According to Wikipedia, constipation refers to bowel movement that is infrequent or hard to pass.

That is to say, constipation is a condition in there is difficulty in emptying the bowels. the stool is often hard and dry. One is said to be constipated after the individual is having fewer than three bowel movements a week.

Causes

  • bowel stricture
  • colon cancer
  • not enough of water(dehydration)
  • pelvic floor disorders
  • stress
  • inactivity
  • pregnancy
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • some medications such as opioids and calcium channel blockers
  • stroke
  • parkinson’s disease
  • spinal cord injury
  • diabetes
  • hypothyroidism
  • diverticulitis
  • not in enough fibre in a diet

Symptoms

  • Feeling bloated
  • Abdominal pains( usually relieved after passing stool)
  • fewer bowel movement in a week than usual
  • feeling bowel not completely passed
  • The stool is hard and compacted( Usually hard or painful to pass)

Prevention of Constipation

Constipation is usually easier to prevent than to treat. Multiple approaches may be used to prevent constipation, these may include:

  1. Stay hydrated, take about 2-3L of fluid daily(preferably warm fluids) unless contraindicated
  2. eat foods high in fibre (vegetables, bran and fruits) to stimulate peristalsis and prevent stools from hardening
  3. increase physical activity and exercise regularly about 2-3 times weekly
  4. don’t avoid the urge to pass stool
  5. manage stress
  6. avoid alcohol and caffeine
  7. reduce intake of dairy products as it causes constipation in some people
  8. when starting children on solid foods, make it high in fibre

Treatment

Mostly constipation is relieved with the above-stated interventions like increased water and high fibre foods intake. However, if they fail, your doctor may recommend:

  • Laxatives
  • Fibre supplements
  • Enema( low or high enema)
  • Suppositories may be prescribed by your doctor
  • Manual disimpaction( the physical removal of impacted stool using the hands)
  • Surgical intervention
Doctors remove 28pounds of faeces from a patient

Complication

  • Anal fissure
  • faecal impaction
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Rectal prolapse
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