Treatment of constipation needs a detailed assessment, as there many reason of chronic constipation and also there can be complications of constipation is not relieved soon. Specially formulated Homeopathy treatment for constipation can help you get long term recovery from constipation and also stop any complications. For more detail on our treatment of constipation visit our clinic or consult online for a detailed assessment by our specialist.
What Is Constipation?
Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it at some point.
Although it’s not usually serious, you’ll feel much better when your body is back on track.
The normal length of time between bowel movements varies widely from person to person. Some people have them three times a day. Others have them just a few times a week.
Going longer than 3 or more days without one, though, is usually too long. After 3 days, your poop gets harder and more difficult to pass.
Symptoms of Constipation
Signs and symptoms of chronic constipation include:
- Passing fewer than three stools a week
- Having lumpy or hard stools
- Straining to have bowel movements
- Feeling as though there’s a blockage in your rectum that prevents bowel movements
- Feeling as though you can’t completely empty the stool from your rectum
- Needing help to empty your rectum, such as using your hands to press on your abdomen and using a finger to remove stool from your rectum
- Constipation may be considered chronic if you’ve experienced two or more of these symptoms for the last three months.
How common is constipation?
You are not alone if you have constipation. Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in India. At least 2.5 million people see their doctor each year due to constipation.
People of all ages can have an occasional bout of constipation. There are also certain people and situations that are more likely to lead to becoming more consistently constipated (“chronic constipation”). These include:
Older age. Older people tend to be less active, have a slower metabolism and less muscle contraction strength along their digestive tract than when they were younger.
Being a woman, especially while you are pregnant and after childbirth. Changes in a woman’s hormones make them more prone to constipation. The baby inside the womb squishes the intestines, slowing down the passage of stool.
Not eating enough high-fiber foods. High-fiber foods keep food moving through the digestive system.
Taking certain medications.
Having certain neurological (diseases of the brain and spinal cord) and digestive disorders (see causes).
Why You Get Constipation?
Constipation happens because your colon absorbs too much water from waste (stool/poop), which dries out the stool making it hard in consistency and difficult to push out of the body.
To back up a bit, as food normally moves through the digestive tract, nutrients are absorbed. The partially digested food (waste) that remains moves from the small intestine to the large intestine, also called the colon. The colon absorbs water from this waste, which creates a solid matter called stool. If you have constipation, food may move too slowly through the digestive tract.
This gives the colon more time – too much time – to absorb water from the waste. The stool becomes dry, hard, and difficult to push out.
Pathway of food waste through colon, rectum and anus.
Complications of Chronic Constipation
There are a few complications that could happen if you don’t have soft, regular bowel movements. Some complications include:
Swollen, inflamed veins in your rectum (a condition called hemorrhoids Tears in the lining of your anus from hardened stool trying to pass through (called anal fissure s).
A pile-up of too much stool/poop in the rectum and anus (a condition called fecal impaction).
However, it can become a problem if it is a symptom of a more serious underlying condition, such as colorectal cancer , or if it starts to cause further damage.
Damage that can arise as a result of severe constipation includes:
rectal bleeding after straining
anal fissure, which is a small tear around the anus
fecal impaction, which occurs when dried stool stagnates and collects in the rectum and anus, potentially leading to a mechanical obstruction
Other possible complications include a reduced quality of life and depression Seeking medical advice for constipation may help prevent complications.
Treatment of Constipation
Your doctor may tell you that you may be able to treat your constipation or prevent it by making changes to what you eat and drink, being more active, or taking over-the-counter medicines. If these treatments don’t work, he or she may prescribe a medicine or suggest biofeedback or surgery.
What Should You Do If You Constipated?
Take these steps:
- Drink two to four extra glasses of water a day, unless your doctor told you to limit fluids for another reason.
- Try warm liquids, especially in the morning.
- Add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
- Exercise most days of the week. When you move your body, the muscles in your intestines are more active, too.
- Don’t ignore the urge to go to toilet and delay it.
You can try taking a laxative, too. There are several types of laxatives, and you can buy many of them over the counter. Each of them works in a different way to ease constipation. Ask your doctor or pharmacist which kind might work for you and how long you should take it.
Homeopathy Treatment of Constipation
Homeopathy offers complete relief from constipation without the need for lifelong medication like isabgol. Its more important, if you can get rid of the root cause or main cause that is causing constipation and help you live a happier life. Welling Clinic specialises in the treatment of constipation, with custom-made homeopathy treatment process for you, with our specially formulated Homeopathy medicines for constipation.
Visit a Welling Clinic near you or call +91 8080 850 950 to consult online and get your medicines home-delivered according to our specially formulated Homeopathy treatment of constipation.