A brief introduction to Facts about Constipation
Being constipated refers to an infrequent and hard to pass bowel movement. The patient goes through in such a situation where movements of bowel become difficult and hard to pass. At some part of life, everyone has to face it. Usually it is not so serious but a lot of discomfort is associated with it. Once it is gone, and life is back on the track, you will feel yourself relaxed and comfortable.
In most of the cases, people have them once or twice a day with a lot of difficulty. If it goes longer than 2 days, the stool becomes harder and very tough to pass.
An effective treatment could only be done once the cause of constipation is determined by your doctor. Generally treatment of constipation includes a major change in diet and dietary habits.
Some reasons why you are constipated
Depression is among one of the main causes of constipation. Depression affects our whole body system and usually makes it slower. It makes the process of our body slower than the normal one that affects our bowel as well.
Sitting too much
Sitting too much is also one of the causes of constipation. If you have habit of sitting longer or your job is to stay and sit for longer hours then it knick up your colon, it discourage your stool to pass through and causes constipation.
During your sitting hours, you must take breaks and walk around for a couple of minutes. Walking helps in producing a normal bowel movement. Use of a squatty potty could also help in giving relief, because it elevates our legs in a more natural pooping position.
Use of too much fiber
Excessive use of fiber desensitizes our stomach lining and makes it less responsive. It especially happens in case of those people who are taking mega doses of fiber. Mostly it causes due to taking of alternate foods such as pills and powders instead of regular foods and diets. Use of fiber pills is harmful for the poop department.
Painkillers could also cause constipation. In a recent study it has been suggested that the excessive use of painkiller could also be a cause of constipations. Use of pain reliever such as ibuprofen and aspirin are a higher risk for generating a constipation illness, use of all such drugs should be bring to a halt.
Chocolates could also cause constipation. It has different effects from person to person. In a recent survey it is reported that people using chocolates 70% of them were found with the constipation problem.
If you also come under the same category of people who are very fond of chocolate and cannot live without it then it is an advice for you that you may eliminate it completely or at least cut short its use to a minimum level.
Symptoms of Constipation
Following are the main symptoms of constipation.
1. Bowel movements reduced to few with having trouble during the release of poop.
2. Release of hard and small stools with a sense that still there is more to go as everything has not come out.
3. Feeling pain in abdominal with vomiting or at least with feelings of vomiting.
Some home remedies
If you feel that you are suffering from constipation, you may take the following initial steps before you consult a doctor.
You may take warm liquid in the morning, and take 2 to 4 extra large glasses of water every day. Even in the normal situations drinking enough water is good for your health. You should make vegetables and fruits as a part of your balanced diet. Taking bran cereal and prunes will also be helpful.
If the condition persists then you should immediately contact your doctor.