18 Best Home Remedies To Cure Constipation

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Constipation (also known as costiveness,[1] dyschezia,[2] and dyssynergic defaecation[2]) refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass.[2] Constipation is a common cause of painful defecation. Constipation is common; in the general population incidence of constipation varies from 2 to 30%.

18 Best Home Remedies To Cure Constipation

Constipation Causes:

1. The most important causes of chronic constipation are a faulty diet and style of living. It is common knowledge that a diet that is deficient in fiber will eventually lead to constipation. Simply including fiber rich foods like fresh fruits and cereals in your daily diet would help treating constipation.

2. Intake of refined and rich foods lacking in vitamins and minerals, insufficient intake of water, consumption of meat in large quantities, excessive use of strong tea and coffee, insufficient chewing, overeating and wrong combination of foods, irregular habits of eating and drinking may all contribute to poor bowel function.

3. An inactive lifestyle

4. Poor bowel habits such as ignoring the urge to have bowel movements Stress

5. Medications such as painkillers (especially codeine), antacids, antispasmodic drugs, antidepressants or iron tablets

6. Medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, kidney failure, colon or rectal cancer, too much calcium in the blood, tumors and lesions of the bowel

7. Habitual use of laxatives and enemas (leading to a rebound effect) * Changes in the environment

8. Mature age – older adults often suffer from constipation due to a combination of poor diet, insufficient fluids, poor bowel habits or the side effects of prescription medication

9. Pregnancy – hormonal changes and pressure on the bowel by the heavy womb can cause prolonged constipation which can in turn result in the development of anal fissures or hemorrhoids

Constipation Symptoms:

1. Coated tongue

2. Foul breath

3. Loss of appetite

4. Headache

5. Dizziness

6. Dark circles under the eyes

7. Depression

8. Nausea

9. Pimples on the face

10. Ulcer in the mouth

11. Constant fullness in the abdomen

12. Diarrhea alternating with constipation

13. Varicose veins

14. Pain in the lumbar region

15. Acidity

16. Heart burn

17. Insomnia

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