Home Remedy For Constipation

by Andrew Lindsay - Date: 2007-02-07 - Word Count: 505 Share This!

Pretty much everyone is looking for a simple home remedy for constipation as it is such an embarrassing and often frustrating condition.

Constipation is easily defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. With constipation stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to remove. Some people who are constipated find it quite painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating, and the sensation of a full bowel.

If you are wondering what has been causing your frustrating constipation the following should help you:

not enough fiber in the diet
lack of physical activity (especially in the elderly)
irritable bowel syndrome
changes in life or routine such as pregnancy, aging, and travel
abuse of laxatives
ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement
specific diseases or conditions, such as stroke (most common)
problems with the colon and rectum
problems with intestinal function (chronic idiopathic constipation)

People struggling with constipation have been blowing big cash on Over The Counter products, mainly laxatives. Alone in America the annual expenditure on laxitives is well over $750 Million.

But dont fret, you dont need to fork out hundreds of dollars for repeated usage of laxatives to temporarily fix your pain, you can simply use some of my tips discussed later on.

The main ways you can go about getting rid of your constipation are:

Diet - Start eating High-fiber foods including beans, whole grains and bran cereals, fresh fruits, and vegetables such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and carrots. For people continually getting constipation, limit foods with miniscule or no amount of fiber content namely dairy products, meat and processed foods.

Lifestyle changes - Including exercising more frequently this is a big one because people who are struck with illness and cannot exercise much often come down with constipation, it is not known why but is a given fact. Drink lots of fluid, including fruit and vegetable juices if possible.

Here are a couple of home remedys for constipation

Drink a glass of metamucil at night.

Drink 2-3 glasses hot water in the morning.

1. Lie flat on the ground on your back. While inhaling, lift your left foot towards your chest very slowly.
2. Hold your foot to your chest with your hands for 10 seconds (hold your breath).
3. Slowly release the foot while exhaling.
4. Repeat steps 1-2 with the other foot.

You will keep passing gas while doing the above. Keep doing steps 1-4 until the pressure builds up.

Another home remedy for constipation

For constipation to stay regular or to clean your system take glass of water and squeeze a half of a lemon or lime and half of a teaspoon of sugar and mix it then drink it before any breakfast or drink in the morning and you will see the results. And if you are not regular then slice a whole tomato put some salt and eat it in the morning before any meal or drink. guaranteed

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