Managing Digestive Discomfort: A Guide to Conquering Constipation

 Conquering Constipation: Understanding and Managing Digestive Discomfort

Constipation is more than a painful condition. It is a dangerous drain for the health of millions of people. As the biotransit time increases, the stool hardens and becomes difficult to pass due to dehydration, the body gradually reabsorbs the fluid content of the stool and with it many soluble toxins. Substances are also absorbed. This is what we call auto-intoxication and is why many people suffer from bad breath, lack of energy, and difficulty thinking. These toxins affect every cell in our body.

Eating a poor diet, drinking too little, or misusing laxatives may be the cause. When you are constipated, certain medications can cause constipation, such as antidepressants, antacids containing aluminum or calcium, antihistamines, and diuretics.

People may become constipated if they start eating less vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. All of these foods are rich in fiber, and some studies suggest that a high-fiber diet may help prevent constipation. People sometimes do not drink enough fluids, especially if they are not eating regularly. Water and other liquids add bulk to stool, making bowel movements easier.

Abuse of laxatives and enemas. Many people think of laxatives as a treatment for constipation, but using laxatives is usually not necessary and can often become habit-forming. The body begins to rely on laxatives to move stools and over time it forgets how to do it on its own. So for your gut as well as a healthy body eat more fruits and vegetables either cooked or raw eat more whole grain cereals. Dried fruits such as apricots, prunes and figs are especially high in fiber. And most importantly, make sure you are drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water a day because even though you may not feel thirsty, your body might be thirsty.

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