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What is constipation

a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened faces.When a person passes less than three bowel movements a week or has difficult bowel movements.

Symptoms of constipation

  • 1.pain and cramping in the abdomen
  • 2.feeling bloated
  • 3.nausea
  • 4.a loss of appetite
  • 5.Few bowel movements
  • 6.Trouble having a bowel movement (straining to go)
  • 7.A sense that everything didn’t come out
  • 8.Belly bloating
  • 9.passing lumpy, hard, or dry stools
  • straining or pain during bowel movements
  • a feeling of fullness, even after having a bowel movement

Causes of constipation

  • Eating foods low in fiber.
  • Not drinking enough water (dehydration).
  • Not getting enough exercise.
  • Changes in your regular routine, such as traveling or eating or going to bed at different times.
  • Eating large amounts of milk or cheese.
  • Stress.
  • Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement.

Best foods to control constipation

  • Water. Dehydration is a common cause of constipation, and drinking plenty of water can often help to ease or resolve the symptoms.

  • Yogurt– Probiotics may help to improve gut health. 

  • Pulses.

  • Clear soups.

  • Prunes.

  • Wheat bran.

  • Broccoli.

  • Apples and pears.

Food to avoid in constipation

  • Alcohol. Alcohol is frequently mentioned as a likely cause of constipation.

  • Gluten-containing foods. Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and triticale.

  • Processed grains.

  • Milk and dairy products. 

  • Fried or fast foods. 


The following quick treatments can help induce a bowel movement in a few hours.

  • Gulakand with milk

  • Eat a serving of high-fiber food. …

  • Drink a glass of water. …

  • Isabgol

Why you need to consult to a doctor?
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