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Help For Constipation

Updated on January 14, 2017

Causes of constipation

Constipation can make you really miserable. As someone who has always had a slow bowel, I can sympathise with you.

  • Bloating
  • Sore Tummy
  • Feeling Sick
  • Straining
  • Lack of energy
  • Pain when passing a motion
  • Motions are dry and hard

These can all be symptoms of constipation and the fact that things in your bowel are not moving well.

Constipation is usually when someone goes to the toilet much less frequently than normal and has difficulty passing a motion.

How often do you go?

  • Everyone has a different pattern.
  • Many people go once a day
  • Some go twice a day
  • Some people go 3 times a week

You will know what is normal for you and when things are not normal.

Millions of people have been constipated and one in ten people will become constipated often.

Causes of constipation

Most of the causes of constipation are diet related and may also be caused by a depletion in some minerals. There are some other causes

  • Lack of exercise
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not eating enough fruit and vegetables
  • Low intake of magnesium
  • Stress

Foods that help constipation

  • Prunes
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Figs
  • Bran
  • Pears
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Red Beans
  • Pineapple

Daily plan to Help Constipation

If you follow this 7 step plan you will soon have regular normal bowel movements every day.

  • For breakfast have a high fibre cereal and some fruit
  • Snack on fruit between meals
  • Take a 20 minute walk outside
  • Take a magnesium supplement
  • Drink 3-4 glasses of water per day
  • Avoid food containing sugar as much as possible
  • Only take pain killers when really necessary

By following these simple changes to your life and diet, you will soon have reduce discomfort and be able to maintain regular pain-free bowel movements. The result will be more energy and an increased feeling of well being.

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