Constipation Remedies | How To Get Rid Of Constipation?
Our topic for today is constipation remedies. Sometimes it is possible to only pass stools less than three times
a week or with pain or heavy pressing. This is called constipation.
Doctors sometimes call it obstipation. Constipation affects about 15% of the population
and affects women more than men. Constipation can be stressful and is often
the cause of abdominal pain. Hi guys. I am Maggie Towe and today I am going to share with you
7 remedies for dealing with constipation. Some tips can help you immediately while other tips
can be integrated into your daily life, so you can have more relaxed bowel movements. All the tips are recommended by medical societies
and are backed up by studies. If you want to see more videos to improve your
gut health subscribe to the channel. Tip # 1. Movement helps. Your gut is not just a flacid tube that food slips through. The muscles in your gut works actively to
squeeze the food forward. One reason for constipation maybe that your intestinal
muscles are sluggish causing a blockage in the stool. Physical activity can activate the bowels and
contribute to better and faster digestion. So get out there and get moving,
doing something you enjoy. You should definitely start doing it.
It can really help you. Tip # 2. Colonic massage. Using abdominal massage my help stimulate intestinal
movement and the transport of stool in the intestine. You can easily massage the large intestine yourself. Lay on your back.
Make sure your hands are nice and warm. You can use massage oil, if you want. Then lay your hands one on top of another
and start in the lower right of your abdomen and move up to the top right, over to the top left,
and to the bottom left. You can push in the abdomen wall about 3 cm. So that you are really moving along the intestine. Repeat this movement as long as you want. The movement of your hands follows the intestines
and can help the stool move forward. Tip # 3. Drink plenty. This reminds me I need to drink water. That’s better. With constipation stool is usually quite hard. This makes it difficult for the intestine to transport the stool. That’s why it is really important to drink plenty of fluid. It is recommended to drink 1½ – 2 liters of fluid per day. That’s about 50 – 70 oz of fluid a day. Hey, have you subscribed to our channel yet? Don’t forget to subscribe now. Tip # 4.
Dried fruit makes your stool softer. If there are a lot of sugar molecules in
the intestine then the water moves from the intestinal lining into the intestine
and helps make the stool softer. Some fruits contain a lot of sugar which may be
helpful to reduce constipation. Dried fruits are excellent for this because they contain
a lot of sugar and also fiber in a small amount of food. Studies have shown that dried plums soften
the stool and help patients with bowel movement. Tip # 5.
Herbal bulking agents can be a fast remedy. Psyllium husks contain a lot of fiber and can be
purchased at drug stores or organic food stores. When combined with water they swell up,
bind lots of water and create soft voluminous stool that can be easily transported through the intestine. About 1 – 2 teaspoons of psyllium husk per day are
recommended as a daily dose but in acute cases it can be upto 4 times this amount. However, it is recommended to start with the
small daily dose, 1 – 2 teaspoon. You can sprinkle psyllium husk over your cereal
or mix it with water and take it this way. Remember sufficient fluid intake is very important. Tip # 6.
Laxatives from the pharmacy. If you no longer know what to do about your constipation,
get help from your pharmacy. You can buy over the counter medications
that may help release blockages. Your pharmacists can help, explain to you
the side effects and interactions. Commonly used active agents to help with
constipation so called laxatives include macrogol; which binds water in the intestine softening
the stool and sodium picosulfate; which stimulates intestinal activity. Please consult with your doctor regarding
long term use of these medications. Tip # 7.
Avoid bloating foods. Did you know that a particular gas called
methane can contribute to constipation? In some people this gas is increasingly produced
when eating certain foods. This includes foods that contain FODMAPs.
Fermentable, oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. They are digested by certain bacteria producing methane. For reasons not yet clarified the methane not only contribute
to bloating but also a sluggish intestine and constipation. A short term low fodmap diet may help you
if you are experiencing strong symptoms. Don’t forget to contact your nutritionist or dietitian
to help you with the low FODMAP diet. Find out all about the FODMAP diet from the link up there. I hope these tips help you. However, if your constipation symptoms occur for a
long period of time or occur suddenly or you have severe pain. Please contact a doctor. However, you can achieve
a lot with changes in your diet, exercise and these tips. If you want more information on improving your
gut health then subscribe to our channel now. That’s all for now. See you next week.