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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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  1. on said:

    I need all of the info I can get for constipation please. I need help bad:(

  2. on said:

    For constipation in younger kids, you can try out Mamil caraumun kid's formula milk. It worked wonders for my kids. I suggest you request free sample from the company first as a trial before purchasing it. I'm sure you will see the results within a week. Just email to the company and ask for free samples to start and they'll mail them to you. Good luck!

  3. on said:

    Hi, my dear son is going to be 2 years old soon and for the past 1 year, he has been having constipation (and the problem seems to be worsening in recent months). He can easily pass 3 to 4 days without any bowel movement. Even though he tries, he finds it very difficult to get the stool out. When he finally passes it, he cries because the stool is too hard and big.
    In fact, I'm giving him a lot of fiber already! I really don't know why he's always constipated.
    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

  4. on said:

    Thanks for the help!

  5. on said:

    Thanks for helping me!

  6. on said:

    I was recommended a natural, FDA aproved constipation treatment called Life Clean AOW. It involves a colon hydrotherapy using purified water. Pay attention - it is not the regular enema you might think -because a simple enema only cleanses the lower area of the intestine. Hydrocolon cleans the entire colon.

  7. on said:

    Thanks for all these good remedies!

  8. on said:

    Don't forget to drink plenty of water when using psyllium, or it will make things worse. I recommend at least 2 glasses.
    For baby constipation, I would recommend this article:
    Found some pretty good advice there.

  9. on said:

    Thanks for the information on constipation treatment.

  10. on said:

    There are just as many home remedies as there are causes of constipation. One of the best that I have found for infant constipation is using Dark Karo syrup. It is safe, inexpensive and very effective. Take a look at http://www.newbornconstipation.org for dosing and more information.

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