Constipation - Overview



What is Constipation?

Constipation - one of the commonest gastrointestinal problems is a cause of distress for a large number of people globally. Constipation can affect people of all ages though it tends to be common amongst children and the elderly people (above 65 years of age).


 
 

A common misbelief that exists amongst people is that if they do not get a bowel movement every day, they are constipated. However, there is nothing like a fixed frequency to judge the normalcy of bowel movements. Three bowel movements a day to three in a week is considered normal and this varies from person to person. So if a person defecates less than 3 times a week, he can be said to be constipated.

 
 

Causes of Constipation.

Some of the common triggers of constipation include:


 
  • > Poor intake of fluids - drinking less of water and other fluids

  • >Less fiber in diet

  • > Sedentary lifestyle - not much of activity

  • > Low intake of protein

  • > Ignoring the urge for stools when there is one

  • > Change in routine, travelling

  • > Hormonal problems like hypothyroidism

  • > Pregnancy and childbirth

  • > After an abdominal surgery

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    Homeopathic Treatment

    Healing safely, gently and surely!

     

    Homeopathy has very good scope in the treatment of constipation. Homeopathy practitioners have repeatedly demonstrated that people who were prescribed constitutional remedies experienced significant relief from their constipation and overall improvement in their general health as well.


    Homeopathic remedies gently bring the functionality of the bowels back to normal. This helps in regularization of bowel movements as well in the formation of stools of normal consistency. After starting Homeopathy treatment, most patients can reduce their dependence on laxatives, purgatives, cathartics, etc. successfully.