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Easy ways to get rid of constipation

  • March 11, 2019

Constipation is referred to as a condition where person passes stools three or fewer times per week. Constipation results in infrequent bowel movements. Constipated patient may find it difficult to pass stools which leads to excessive straining in toilets. Common causes of constipation are dehydration, less intake of fibrous foods, stress, hormonal changes, and structural problems leading to obstruction in digestive tract.

Below is the list of things which makes easy evacuation of stools:

  1. Take high fibre diet such as oats, fibrous veggies and fruits, rice and beans etc.. Fibre is a good water absorbent which makes stools bulky and helps in easy evacuation of stools.
  2. Hydrate yourself. At least eight glasses of water per day is necessary for normal bowel movements.
  3. Bulk or stimulant laxatives can be taken which will stimulate your intestines for good bowel movements.
  4. Physical activity such as walking or jogging helps in easy bowel movements.
  5. Prebiotic foods or prebiotic supplements can help to relieve symptoms of constipation by restoring the balance of gut bacteria.
  6. Prunes are considered as a natural remedy of constipation because it contains natural laxative sorbitol.
  7. People who are lactose intolerant may experience constipation. These people can try removing dairy products from their diet.


Constipation is a very common problem with a number of underlying causes. It is advisable to visit a gastroenterologist for a problem of chronic constipation.


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