Constipation is one of the most terrible, most humiliating, and most nervous bowel conditions that can affect a human body. Due to the modern lifestyle and all the unhealthy food that we ingest, constipation is on the rise among the general population, and is becoming ever more widely discussed as a serious condition. Researches are being done on this topic, which include the causes of constipation, the treatment of it, and how to avoid it altogether. However, even though all these stuff are extremely important, today we are going to focus only with the help and treatment, but we will mention the causes and what to avoid in order not to suffer from this condition.
Well, first of all, it is still not clear what exactly causes constipation. There are some medical conditions such as chronic stomach ailments that seem to be a fertile ground for constipation to grow. Also, some medical drugs seem to induce this problem, such as opiates and beta blockers. And exactly because of this reason, it is extremely important to consult your doctor before taking any drugs, and this is also the reason why you should never buy any drugs that haven’t been sold to you legally.
How to avoid it? Well, as most doctors would say, just lead a healthy life, eat healthy food, be physically active, and listen to everything the doctors tell you. Now, you’re probably thinking that it is easier said than done, but actually it is not. Just act healthy and you will be healthy.
On the other hand, what to do with the people who are already suffering from constipation? Telling them what to avoid is good for the future, but it won’t help them at this moment. Well, there are some things that they could do, some advices that they could take, in order to get out of this problem in the painless most possible way. First of all, as we have mentioned before, they should listen to their doctors, because those guys know what they’re talking about, and there’s no reason not to take their advices. Secondly, they could try to improve their diet, and eat more healthy food, including more oils. Also, they should try to add more fiber to their diet; and while we’re on the subject of diet, we should also mention that they should drink as much water as they can. Physical exercises help too, and they should be done every day; it doesn’t mean that they should run the marathon daily; they should just be a bit more physically active than they are now.
Also, stool softeners and laxatives are good helpers when it comes to the subject of constipation. Laxatives help people with their bowel movement, and stool softeners, as their name suggests, soften the stool, so it could be passed out more easily.
All in all, there are several things that a constipated person can do to help himself: listen to his doctor, eat more healthy food, become physically active, and pick up some aids in the form of laxatives or stool softeners.