Potty problems could really ruin your day, right? The time you need to rush for work and don’t get that morning poop could really cause some serious discomfort and anger. Constipation usually occurs when stools remain in the large intestine for too long, and this intestine absorbs too much water from the stools, causing them to become dry and harden up. This usually happens due to consuming too much dairy or dehydration. It could even happen because of lack of fiber in the body. Here are a few ways to relieve constipation.
For Immediate Relief
1. Drink Black Coffee
Coffee may immediately make you run to the bathroom. This is because coffee stimulates the muscles in your digestive system.
3. Drink Water
Constipation is caused due to dehydration. So, drinking a lot of water will make all the difference. Sparkling water may be even more effective, but do not drink a lot of soda to relieve yourself.
4. Eat Prunes
Prunes are high in fiber and they also contain sorbitol that is a stool-loosening sugar which naturally helps relieve constipation.
Long-Term Lifestyle Changes
1. Flax Seeds
Flax Seeds have high amounts of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids, which are both elements that you want in an herbal laxative. Make it a part of your diet.
People who have chronic constipation have been shown to have an imbalance of bacteria in their gut. Consuming daily probiotics will help increase improve the balance to avoid chronic constipation.
3. Avoid Dairy
If you’re even mildly lactose-intolerant, avoid daily completely as it causes constipation. Digesting daily for those who are intolerant gets tough for the body.
Laxatives help in improving the digestion of the body on a daily basis. Consult a doctor to help you pick the laxative that suits you best.
5. Foods To Consume
Constipation is also caused due to lack of fiber in the system. Fiber helps in digestion so make sure to add foods like broccoli, pears, apples, prunes, nuts, green vegetables and oatmeal in your diet.
While there is no precise evidence of exercise making a significant difference to avoid constipation, going for a walk or swimming could help in strengthening the intestines that help in smooth bowel movement.
Constipation, in the long run, could result in serious medical conditions like Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Diseases, Fecal Impaction and more. If constipation occurs regularly, we recommend you consult a physician to help cure you of it. Till then, try these out and make sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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