Consult nature to get rid of problem of constipation
Most people think they are constipated but are actually not. Frequency of motions may differ from person to person. Most people pass motion every day. However, it may be normal for some to pass motion every other day or three to four times a week. Therefore, constipation may be described as changes in the frequency of motions in an individual. Most of the time constipation could be due to a bad diet. Sometimes, constipation could be due to an underlying disease, stress, or due to a medical problem.
If you notice a change in your bowel movements, don’t reach out for a laxative immediately. Try and figure out the root cause of the constipation. Most of the times, it is due to insufficient fibre intake. The fibre present in wholewheat, fruits and vegetables helps relieve constipation. Most of the time, this alone can resolve your problem. If not, try increasing your water intake. Try drinking lukewarm water when you wake up in the morning, and four glasses of water at room temperature an hour-and-a-half before lunch and before dinner, totaling up to 12 glasses daily. Many people, who travel, develop constipation due to a change in the food, water and the timings of passing stools. To avoid this problem, give your system time to settle down in a new environment. Another cause of constipation could be a very low oil intake. There are people who switch to boiled food to lose weight. Such dieters will experience constipation due to lack of oil. A minimum of two to three teaspoons of oil should be taken daily to prevent this problem.
Anaemic patients who take iron pills experience severe constipation. Such people should try having a glass of tomato and coriander juice. Fenugreek leaves, pulses, soya bean and fish are good sources of iron. A mixture of carrot, tomato and beetroot juice is known for its blood-building properties. Capsules containing dried haemoglobin are also available in the market.
Most calcium supplements and antacids may also cause constipation. While coffee has an amazing laxative effect, it is also known to contribute to constipation.