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The Safer Way to Battle Constipation

Updated on June 19, 2010

I can think of only a few things worse than bad constipation. From the shear number of constipation relief commercials and products, I must not be alone in my dislike of the condition. Constipation doesn’t just hurt; it can actually cause serious health concerns. As your waste builds up inside of you, it can actually start to poison you. If it goes untreated you can actually become septic and in extreme cases, you can actually die from it. Of course, if you suffer from constipation frequently, consult your doctor immediately.

There are many different readily available products that are designed to stop constipation. However, many of these products may give you undesirable results such as diarrhea. After suffering from constipation, I doubt that you will want to suffer from diarrhea and dehydration. There are better ways to stop and to prevent constipation, and they are much better and safer for you.

Prunes have for a long time been considered the best cure for constipation. Don’t get me wrong, they do a great job, but must be taken in careful moderation. Just grabbing a bag of prunes and going to town on them will only lead to a horrible bout of diarrhea. A much easier way is take fennel seeds with a glass or two of water. Water is one of the best things for you when you are constipated. Another trick is to eat an apple and wash it down with a glass of water mixed with lemon juice. Most fruits will help with constipation. But again, use them in moderation. Do not eat more than a few pieces of fruit per hour or else you may go too far. With the pain associated with constipation, I understand how hard it is to practice moderation, but it is absolutely necessary.

To avoid constipation make sure that you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. One or two prunes a day will not hurt either. I personally think that the best way to treat constipation is to never get it at all, but we all give in and eat bad on occasion. If you find yourself indulging a little too much on the meat category, make sure that you follow it up with a banana or a plantain.


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      Woman Of Courage 7 years ago

      This is a great article. Keep up the good work!