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Constipation Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Constipation

Constipation is the term given to a condition in which bowel movements happen less frequently than is normal for a particular individual, or the stool is small, hard, and difficult or painful to pass.

In addition to infrequent bowel movements, other symptoms of constipation include bad breath, loss of appetite, headaches and dizziness, constant fullness in the abdomen and pain in the lower back, and diarrhea alternating with constipation.

Constipation is often the main cause for many other illnesses and diseases in humans, since the waste products from our bodily functions are retained for longer than what nature intended. As a result, toxins are absorbed back into the system, leading to a number of ailments.

Causes of Constipation

One of the primary causes of constipation is a bad diet. For example, consuming foods which are low in essential vitamins and minerals, not drinking enough water during the day, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee or tea commonly leads to improper bowel movements.

As we age, our bodies produce less and start to lag behind in the manufacture of digestive acids such as hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and digestive enzymes. This natural slow-down is also a leading cause of constipation. A proper diet and regular exercise can help reduce the chances of chronic constipation.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Constipation

Constipation Home Remedy Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar assists our body in performing natural bowel movements since it contains significant amounts of pectin, which is a water soluble fiber that helps to improve digestion by normalizing the acid levels in the stomach.

For an effective treatment of constipation, add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar into an 8 oz glass of water, and drink this mixture three times a day. The Apple Cider Vinegar can also be mixed with apple juice or grape juice to make it more palatable.

Treat Constipation with Psyllium

Psyllium is a wonderful treatment for constipation, which is why it is a common ingredient in many over the counter laxatives. Therefore, a simple remedy is to take 1 teaspoon of psyllium mixed into a glass of juice three times a day until your constipation is relieved. Be sure to drink the mixture immediately to prevent it from thickening, since it may become more difficult to swallow. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day when using this remedy.

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    With all this going on, you have not taken her to a VET yet? The mass could be a fatty tumor which labs can detect and it could be much worst. Please, for the dogs sake, take her to a VET. If she is whimpering she is in pain.

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    You need to take magnesium (citrate or aspartate or whatever else is more bio-available) in capsule form, not pill as they are difficult to digest, especially for those who have gastrointestinal problems, and they are among the people who need it most. Start with a dosage of 400 mg and gradually increase the dose until you get loose bowel movements and then back off a little. This should help!

  3. on said:

    where do you get the fiber cleanse? I'm trying to avoid going to emergency for an enema.Thanks!

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    Hope someone can help me out there somewhere! My dog has had bad gas for a week now and she has been having some diarrhea, but now she has been constipated for a couple of days now! She has a mass as big as a baseball on her stomach on her backside. Tonight she has started whimpering off and on. I know I'm going to have to take her to a vet but does anybody have any answers? Thanks worried mother of my ten year old lab mix Clarabelle!

  5. on said:

    Two spoons of castor oil with a glass of fruit juice is one of the fastest effective home remedy for constipation.

  6. on said:

    Eating a spoon of almond oil mixed in hot milk will help. Take it daily at bedtime for releasing stool in just 1 week.

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    I've been reading comments about apple cider vinegar and I just want to let you know that you must drink the right ACV. I personally prefer Bragg brand and you have to make sure that it is organic with the mother, not just the plain clear apple cider vinegar that you get in grocery stores. ACV cocktail is delicious.

  8. on said:

    My sister suffered severe constipation for over 2 years, and so did I. After several procedures, two emergency room trips, and many medications, the doctors said there was nothing else they could do for her -- except, of course, continue the medications (that were not working). Finally, I convinced her to take 2 caps, 3x/day of the Lady Soma Fiber Cleanse. Since she started 6 months ago, she has never been more regular. No problems - and she's happier. It will definitely help you also cause your symptoms sounds just like mine. = )

  9. on said:

    Have to do enema to rid colon of waste everyday. I have tried everything and more to try to have normal BMs to no avail. Planning on trying the acv . Hope it works.

  10. on said:

    @Liz, I feel bad for you for what you went through. I don't like the taste of ACV either. I can only drink it well diluted in really chilled water. For constipation, somebody told me to take a half teaspoon of castor oil mixed in any thing you like twice a day (once in the morning and one in early evening).It works mixed in warm milk really fast and within an hour you feel the urge to go. You should not take more than one teaspoon of Castor oil in one dose. It always works for me.

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