Natural Remedies Used to Overcome Constipation

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Natural Remedies Used to Overcome Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common medical complaints despite the many remedies for constipation. Feeling bloated, and irritable are all signs of constipation. There are several effective treatments to help you regain your strength and energy.

 

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Exercise and Diet

Eat Fiber

A high fiber diet is usually what is needed to treat constipation. A combination of soluble and insoluble fiber found in is what the body needs to form soft bulky stool. You should consume least 30-35 grams of fiber a day. Limit processed foods, and those high in fat such as cheese and meat, and replace with beans, bran fruits, and vegetables.

Hydrate

Drinking water is also important to keep things moving. Woman need about eight cups and men need approximately 12 cups of water a day. Increase the intake of water and juice for a significant difference in hydration. Avoid beverages high in caffeine, like soda and coffee, which cause dehydration.

Physical Activity

Daily exercise goes a long way to keeping your digestion on track. It naturally stimulates muscle contractions and helps the large intestine move waste through the body faster, preventing a hard dry blockage.

 

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Supplements

Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is a leafy succulent plant that grows in hot drained soils. Traditionally, dried latex from the lining of the aloe vera leaf is used as an oral laxative. The anthraquinone glycosides in the latex are scientifically proven to have laxative properties.

Rhubarb

For thousands of years, Chinese herbalists have relied on rhubarb rhizomes for medicinal purposes. European herbalists also recommend rhubarb due to its anthraquinone compounds that irritate the colon and stimulate bowel movements. The root also has tannins believed to lessen colon inflammation.

Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a mineral found in many foods. It is a FDA labeled laxative approved for adults and children. One of the proven constipation remedies, sodium phosphate is taken orally and as an enema to prepare patients for surgery.

Psyllium

With a high level of soluble dietary fiber, Psyllium is the chief ingredient in bulk laxatives such as Serutan and Metamucil. The natural laxative helps clean and clear the intestinal track.

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