Constipation

Constipation is a common gastro-intestinal problem in which a person has less number of bowel movements. Person suffering from constipation pass hard, dry and interrupted stools, making bowel movements extremely painful and energy consuming. Constipation is basically caused when the stool spends too much of time in the colon and is not moved forward. Lack of fibre-rich foods in the diet or inadequate water intake are main reasons why the stools are not formed properly or moved smoothly though the colon. As a result, the colon absorbs water from stools to make them hard and dry. Hardness and dryness make it more difficult for the rectal muscles to discard stools out of the body. That’s why some people may feel bloated or may experience stomach pain with severe constipation. Most people do suffer from constipation at some point in their lives but very few do something to actually treat it because they are not aware about the complications. Constipation can be acute or chronic. Acute constipation occurs suddenly and may last for a short time, whereas chronic constipation can last for a really long time, sometimes even for years together. It can also cause hemorrhoids (piles) due to increased pressure on the blood vessels surrounding the rectum. In this section, you will find articles like detailed causes of constipation,  home remedies for constipation and tips for constipation during pregnancy and many more articles to resolve all your queries on constipation.

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Relieve constipation naturally with plums
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July 08, 2014 at 06:05pm
Are you looking for a natural remedy to treat constipation? Try alubukhara or plums.

Pregnancy tip #13 – eat fibre-rich foods to beat constipation
- Debjani Arora
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If you are suffering from constipation during your pregnancy, this guide will help you relieve this problem.

Dhanurvakrasana or The Bow Pose — a yoga asana to beat indigestion
- Pavitra Sampath
June 27, 2014 at 05:26pm
Here is a yoga asana that can get your digestion back on track.

6 health complications of constipation
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June 20, 2014 at 10:57am
Constipation can cause severe health complication if left untreated. Here are few health effects caused due to chronic constipation.

Are over the counter medicines for constipation safe to use?
- Shraddha Rupavate
June 16, 2014 at 06:39pm
Wondering whether OTC pills for inducing bowel movement are safe. Here's an expert's answer to your query

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Get rid of constipation with yoga
- Pavitra Sampath
June 13, 2014 at 06:44pm
Here are 6 yoga poses that can help you beat the symptoms of constipation.

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Laxatives or medicines for constipation — uses, side-effects and interactions
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