We all know what constipation is – it is defined as hard, dry bowel movements, or going fewer than three times a week. Causes of constipation are many, but I’ll just chat about a few of the more common ones, which are a low fibre diet, dehydration, and a lack of exercise.
It is usually quite easy to fix constipation with these common causes. Basically, you need to increase your fruit and vegetable intake, increase your water intake, and get daly exercise, even a gentle walk around the block for 30minutes will do it. Continuing these lifestyle changes daily, is something you will need to stick with if you’d like to keep your digestion flowing normally and with ease.
One of the best and fastest ways to get you back to functioning as you should, is to take a dose or two of an acute homeopathic remedy. I will add in several of the more commonly used medicines for constipation.
If things still aren’t back to normal after applying everything I’ve mentioned, then it may be time for visit to your general practitioner to make sure there isn’t any underlying medical conditions going on!
Constipation with no desire to pass stool. Only when there is a great accumulation of faeces will they pass a stool. Even soft stools are passed with great effort. This remedy is often indicated in older people.
Stools are hard, very dry, and crumbly and are passed after much straining. There is a burning sensation in the rectum during stool.
Constipation from lack of muscle strength: dry, hard stool, needing a lot of effort to evacuate. There is no desire to pass stool most of the time – obstinate constipation. Also at the same time there can be dryness of the mucous membranes – often occurring in the mouth, along with a dry tongue and violent thirst.
No desire to evacuate. Stools are hard, in small pieces, and covered with mucous.
This medicine is especially effective ion children, pregnant women, or after an excess of laxatives.
Total rectal inactivity with complete absence of desire to defecate. Stools are black, very dry, and hard round balls. Faeces protrude and recede.
Constipation with frequent, unsuccessful urge to stool passing only small quantities of faeces. Sensation as if not finished. Also accompanying constipation can be a tendency to feel the cold and be unusually irritable, offended and frustrated easily.
Stools are like hard marbles, dry and black. Evacuation is difficult and requires intense effort with painful constriction of the anal sphincter. Severe colicky pain may accompany constipation.
Take either a 30c or 200c potency to start – placing 2 pillules under the tongue. Always stop taking the medicine when relief begins and only re-dose if symptoms again worsen.
If you are suffering from chronic constipation, then a consultation with your homeopath will be required as there are many more medicines that can safely help with long-standing complaints.