Having an inconsistency in the healthy movement of bowels and that too less than three times a week, your gut is said to be constipated.
Everyone at some point may have developed constipation. While some can rectify this concern by following healthy lifestyle habits, depending on the severity some may still require medical help.
With the long-term unhealthy behavior such as having a poor diet, smoking, alcohol intake, eating processed foods, etc, one paves the way for various digestive system disorders among which constipation is a growing health concern these days.
Here, I have listed various factors which affect the healthy bowel movement and create hard, dry and painful stools.
One of the most common factor responsible for constipation is a poor diet. This includes the diet containing dairy products, low fiber content, sugary foods and processed foods.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet prevents constipation.
Consult a homeopathic doctor if this condition persists.
Caffeinated and Alcoholic Drinks:
As we know, intestines require water to keep the stools soft. Excess caffeine containing and/or alcoholic drinks cause dehydration as they cause frequent urination.
So, either you can reduce their consumption or supplant them with increased water intake.
Our intestines require fluids to keep the colon soft and bowel movement consistent. Not drinking enough water causes the stools to become dry and hard.
Certain times, the prescribed medications (mostly conventional) from the other treatments you might be undergoing can create constipation as a side effect.
This effect is most common when opioids are used as a medication for severe pains having no other alternative.
Some common medications that can cause constipation are
- Antispasmodic drugs
Thereby, we highly recommend you to take natural treatments like homeopathy not only for constipation but also for other illnesses/diseases from the initial acute states itself.
Medications developed to treat constipation itself can cause their perpetuation in long run. Making a person additive to it, their persistent use can cause one to start requiring them in increased amounts. In some other cases, a person becomes insensitive to it.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to opt for like homeopathy which are non-addictive and comes with no side effects.
One of the side effects of aging is the ineffective bowel movement.
Basically, as we age, the muscle movement that facilitates bowel movement slows down causing the food to move slowly. This slow movement causes the food to absorb more water causing constipation.
Reduced physical activity, increasing the time of rest and old age medications are some other reasons that can cause constipation.
Therefore, it is advisable to take preventive measures beforehand so that you can enjoy only the pros of old age.
Change in routine
When a person travels, he may change his sleeping habits, meal timings and the frequency of excretion. This may also lead to constipation.
Homeopathy for Constipation
Some popular homeopathic remedies for constipation in adults are Nux vomica and Bryonia alba, which can be taken subject to consultation with a homeopath.
The above lifestyle changes should be your first approach for treating constipation. But even after that if the problem persists, we recommend you to consult a well-trained homeopathic practitioner..
A homeopath will not directly jump on to prescribe you medication but will first analyze well your habits and patterns. If a remedy can be skipped just by changing these behaviors, a homeopath will first work towards it.
Still, if it requires medication –homeopathy is natural and comes without any side effects. Leaving aside outside stimulants, homeopathic medicines work to raise inner vitality itself so that the healing happens from within.
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath.