Remain under no pressure: Understanding constipation

By on April 16, 2019
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Most people think they are constipated but are actually not. Frequency of motions may differ from person to person. Most people pass motion everyday whereas it may be normal for some to pass motion every other day or three to four times a week.

If you notice a change in your bowel movements, don’t reach out for a laxative immediately. Try and figure out the root cause of constipation. Most of the time it is due to insufficient fibre intake. The kind of fibre that exists in wholewheat grains, fruits and vegetables help relieve constipation.

Wheat bran, which forms the outermost covering of wheat, is an excellent natural laxative and helps clean motions effectively. Add wheat bran to wholewheat flour in the proportion of 1:1 and make chapatis. Most of the time this alone can help you. If not, then try increasing your water intake. Try drinking lukewarm water on waking up, and two glasses of regular water at room temperature an hour before lunch and before dinner. Remember, most causes of constipation are due to insufficient water intake.

Many people who travel frequently or go on holidays, develop constipation due to a change in routine. It could be attributed to change in food, water and change in timings of passing stools. In order to avoid this, you have to give your system time to settle down in a new environment.

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