Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems reported these day. It is a medical problem in which the patient has fewer bowel movements (less than 3 weeks usually) than usual and faces difficulty in passing stool. Unhealthy eating practices, inadequate sleep, sedentary lifestyle and stressful life are some of the common triggers for constipation.
- Not getting enough fluids
- Lack of fiber in daily diet
- Lack of physical activity
- Laxative abuse
- Travel-related constipation
- Advancing age
- Medical conditions and certain medications
- Emotional factors such as depression or anxiety
- In case of constipation, you may have hard, dry, or lumpy stools.
- You may also experience strained and fewer than three bowel movements a week.
- Pain or bleeding with bowel movement
- Bloating and feeling of fullness
- Constipation maybe followed by severe symptoms such as inability to defecate for more than 3 weeks.
- Your doctor will ask you for your dietary habits and daily routine.
- Based on the inputs, the problem generally does not require any medical diagnosis
- Your doctor may inspect you physically and suggest a few over-the-counter medications that shall ease your bowel movement and aid the expulsion of stools.
- You may be recommended to add fiber rich fruits (such as apples, avocadoes, papaya) and vegetables (such as broccoli, spinach, sweet potato and peas) to your daily diet.
- You may also be suggested to increase the intake of water (7-8 glasses of luke warm water) throughout the day.
- The treatment depends on the severity of constipation. As a first line treatment, the doctor will recommend you herbal remedies, dietary changes and herbal laxatives such as triphala or isabgol.
- However, in severe conditions the doctor may recommend stool softeners, stimulants, lubricants and other bulk forming products.
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