Monday, 18 November 2013

Fighting Constipation

Yes I said - Constipation - the one topic that everybody shies away from. If you are suffering from this problem here are the causes and the solutions that will help you get rid of this uncomfortable situation.

What causes constipation:

Constipation is caused by the slow passing of stool and the lenght it spends in our colon. Our colon absorbs too much liquid from our stool making it hard, this makes it difficult for our rectum muscles to push it out of our bodies.

The common causes of constipation are:

  • Lack of water intake
  • Low fibre diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Eatting a lot of dairy 
  • Over use of laxatives
  • Some medications such as pain medication and iron supplement

How to treat constipation

  • Eat ffods which a filled with fibre like fruits, vegetables and bran muffins.
  • Drink water and soups
  • Engage yourself in daily exercises