Constipation,Causes and Treatment

December 16, 2009 at 9:33 am

constipationConstipation can be defined as infrequent stools. The symptoms of constipation are difficulty passing stools, hard stools, or a sense of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement. There are different-2 causes for these problems. Also bowel movement decreases with the passage of age. The old aged person has less bowel movements than a young person.

Causes of Constipation

Eating Disorders

Stress, tension, depression

Inadequate drinking of water

Aluminum-containing antacids

Hormonal disorders

Less fiber in the diet

No exercise or no physical activity

Pregnancy

Iron supplements

Intake of large amount of dairy products

Disturbing regular diet routine

Symptoms of Constipation

Improper bowel movements

Swollen abdomen

Vomiting

Abdominal pain

Dry and hard stool

Abnormally small stool

Stomach ache and cramps

Treatment of Constipation

Include more and more fiber in your diet. The most common sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, wheat, polycarbophil etc.

More and more intake of fluids, Try to take more and more water and also juices.

You can also go with medications to cure this problem.

Exercise is also a best way to overcome constipation.

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