How to deal with Constipation

So a bad stomach has got you here. Do not fret, constipation is a common problem. Constipation can be experienced due to the foods you eat, or avoid, your lifestyle choices, or any medications you take, or any medical conditions you have. In this blog, we will tell you how to deal with constipation at home.

Constipation can have the following symptoms:

  • fewer than three bowel movements per week
  • hard, dry, or lumpy stools
  • difficulty passing stools
  • a feeling that not all stool has passed

Here are 3 natural remedies to deal with constipation at home:

1. Drink more water

It is important to stay hydrated, as being dehydrated often can get you constipated. A constipated person may find some relief drinking carbonated water, as it might rehydrate them sooner. According to some studies, carbonated water is more useful to battle constipation than regular tap water. However, drinking carbonated water or sugary sodas too much may not be good for the health, and have the chances of making constipation worse.

2. Eat more fiber

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Try eating soluble fibers to increase the consistency of bowel movements. Fiber makes it easier to pass stools through the digestive system.

There are many forms of dietary fibers, but they can be generalized into two categories: soluble and insoluble fibers.

Insoluble fibers are present in wheat bran, veggies, and whole grains. These add bulk to the stools and make them pass much more quickly through the digestive system.

Soluble fibers are present in oat bran, barley, nuts and seeds, lentils, and peas. These absorb water and make a gel-like paste, which soften the stools and improve their consistency.

3. Drink coffee

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For a lot of people, drinking coffee can increase the need to go to the bathroom. A study in 1988 found that caffeinated coffee can stimulate the gut similar to how a meal can. It also contains a small amount of soluble fiber.

We hope you now know how to deal with constipation at home. If the problem persists, it may be time to go to a doctor.

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