I suffer with really bad trapped wind and constipation. When I rub and squeeze my belly for a long time, wind eventually passes. Would wearing a shiatsu massage belt on a regular basis relieve my wind and constipation?
No one will really know. You should change your diet and stop eating sugar, gluten and dairy.
I have had it for a while now and im also vegeterian but I had it before that, what causes constipation? and what are some easy ways to get rid of it without going to the docter?
Gluten intolerance can cause constipation. If you’re a vegetarian, you likely eat a lot of bread and pasta to make up for your meat. If you have other health problems or symptoms or if your constipation gets to a point where it’s really bothersome, you could try a gluten free diet to see if it’s causing your problems.
Another thing I’ve found to really help with constipation is green smoothies. There are lots of websites dedicated to green smoothie recipes but my favorite is 1 apple, a handful of fresh spinach, and another type of fruit, like berries or a pear. Add a cup of water and some ice and blend in the blender for a few minutes. You can’t taste the spinach, it just tastes like fruit, but the fiber from the fruits cleans you right out. I started drinking them a couple months ago and I haven’t had constipation since. The theory behind the smoothies is that the nutrients in the spinach are much more available when they’re ground because our teeth can’t grind them enough to get all the nutrients. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it’s really effective for constipation and all the fiber really lowers your appetite. It’s great for dieting. Let me know if you need any more suggestions!
I had breast surgery done two days ago as a result of pain medication I have constipation and it is very frustrating. Can you please give me some tips as to what to eat and what not to eat?
Some Kelloggs All Bran will do the trick. Also try apple sauce or juice.
I just ate like six cups of white rice with strawberries at about 12 midnight tonight. Both foods cause constipation.
How long will it take before I start to pass this rice? When should I take an over-the-counter laxative so I can time it so my stools dont come out painfully? Now? Tomorrow?
that depends, dont take laxative unless u really need to, it will pass. i say about a day or two but it will be over in no time. best wishes.
I've heard that drinking whole milk can cause constipation and I'd like to avoid that with my 1 year old daughter. I've also heard that putting some karo syrup in the milk will help but I don't know how much to put in; can anyone help?
give her lots of water, stay away from other dairy for a while and then gradually reintroduce it… like cheese, yogurt, etc. Just keep an eye and if you notice it being a problem, then worry. But until then just switch gradually and her system should keep up
My son has been on table food for about a week, he had not had a bowel movement until today and it was very solid and firm(like playdough), and he strained to get it out and it was not bigger than a silver dollar. What can I do to help him please…….I feel so bad.
His body is adjusting. Our doctor recommended apple juice. It's loaded with fiber.
I am currently on a medication causing constipation and taking iron. My hemrroids are re-occuring and I have used preperation H but have received no relief. Please help!
Eat more fiber.
âDeath begins in the colonâ quote from Dr. Bernard Jensen
Constipation is more then a just an agonizing condition. Itâs downright hazardous to your health. Especially when occasional bouts of constipation become chronic. Left untreated, constipation can eventually lead to appendicitis, bad breath, body odor, depression, diverticulitis, fatigue, gas, headaches, hemorrhoids (piles), indigestion, insomnia, malabsorption syndrome, obesity and varicose veins. It may even be involved in the development of serious diseases such as colon cancer.
About 80 percent of all Americans suffer from constipation at some pint in their lives. More than 2.5 million Americans seek medical treatment for it every year. In fact, itâs the most common complaint patients have about their digestive system. Doctors regularly prescribe a host of medications that arenât always effective and can actually be harmful.
It is absolutely essential for the bowels to move daily and regularly. Why? Think of your colon as a holding tank for waste matter. This waste should be removed within eighteen to twenty-four hours. Any waste remaining for longer then this can produce harmful antigens and toxins from undigested food and bacteria â which can lead to chronic gas, bloating migraines, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.
What Causes Constipation?
In most cases, constipation arises from dietary factors such as insufficient fiber and fluid intake and from the heavy consumption of sugars, meats and highly processed foods. Constipation can also be caused by certain supplements and medications such as iron, painkiller and certain antidepressants.
Physiological problems such as diabetes, kidney failure, metabolic disturbances, low thyroid or high calcium levels can also lead to constipation. Other physiological causes include muscular disorders, structural abnormalities, bowel diseases, accelerated aging and neurogenic disorders. It is also common during pregnancy. In older individuals, constipation is usually caused by dehydration, a common problem among the elderly.
With people of any age, depression and stress can also be a trigger for constipation. Studies show that stress or emotional upset play a role in constipation by affecting the autonomic nervous system. These nerves control the natural contraction of the colon (peristalsis), and stress can trigger spasms or inhibit their normal functioning. Traveling can also cause bowel problems for many.
The first line of defense against constipation should be a diet rich in high-fiber foods. Fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, whole grains and legumes are all excellent choices. Adequate water intake is also essential, especially with a diet high in fiber.
Second, itâs important to avoid constipating and mucous-forming foods such as processed, simple carbohydrates, rich dairy products, heavy meats and oversized meals. Instead, eat smaller, well-balanced, fiber-rich portions. You may also want to add 400 mg of magnesium in the morning and evening because this helps relax the intestinal walls and establish normal paristalsis.
In a discussion, Dr. Xiu spoke with Dr. William Wong, a classical naturopath for over 25 years about current laxatives and the difference between those and natural remedies. Wong cautions against various laxatives on the market: âon-going studies confirm that the chemicals in these products may cause abdominal problems and non are considered safe for long-term use.â
Both agree that there is one product that stands out which employs an ancient Tibetan formula that has been found to have notable properties. The ingredients comprise of Chinese Rhubarb Root, Terminahia Chebulic Fruit, Inula and Tibetan Mineral Complex which was developed more then three hundred years ago to combat the relieve of digestive and bowel function disorders problems due to their diet of heavy meats and dairy products (much like our North American diet) that has shown considerable promise.
Chinese Rhubarb Root know as Rheum Palmatum L. Var. Tanguticum has traditionally been used to promote healthy bowel movements, release metabolic toxins, control parasites and remove excess heat from the body. Modern clinical trials demonstrate that rhubarb is a highly effective laxative that works by lubricating the colon and encouraging peristalsis â without causing diarrhea. Other studies show that Chinese rhubarb also works to balance cholesterol levels and promote healthy blood circulation.
Terminahia Chebulic Fruit has been used throughout China for centuries for the relief of diarrhea, cramping and excess coughing. Modern research demonstrates that the fruit works by mildly relaxing the muscles, including those in the intestines. Chebulic has also been shown to have strong antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.
Inula know as Vladimiria Souliei (Franch) Ling Root is traditionally used to improve digestion, relieve stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Scientific studies indicate that the root may have its effect through its natural anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Tibetan Mineral Complex from the Mirabilite Crystal mineral beds in Tibet is naturally rich in calcium carbonate, sodium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, iron oxide and 72 essential trace minerals. The mineral complex is traditionally used to release body toxins, excess heat and accumulated body fluids. Modern research shows that this special mineral complex can neutralize stomach acid and also sooth and calm the central nervous system.
Eat a diet rich in high-fiber foods, drink plenty of fluids and choose a product this is all natural formula that will help promote normal healthy bowel function, balance the entire digestive system and help with the detoxification of your body.
Rulin Xiu, PhD
One of my relatives has got an extrem constipation. First she used 5 laxative pills and they did not help. Then we went to doctor together and doctor told her to use some new laxative pills and some liquid and tablets that she must put in the a**!! Sorry!! But she even used 4-5 of them and she drank so much water, and ate fruits and juicy stuff!! She has terrible pain and after 4 days she still has not sh****!! And I just worry. I dont know what is the solution since no pills and medicine has helped her.
I agree with the person above. A blockage could be occuring that is stuck in the intestines (small or large). This I would take a visit to the ER for. Also, your large intestine wraps around from the middle of your body by your anus to the left cavity, then heads up along your left side and then over to the right just below your stomach then south again on the right cavity to connect to your small intestine. The FIRST curve your large intestine makes to go north is crucial with pain. Reason being is you WILL have serious pain and possible bleeding if your stool builds up to that first curve. If she has been constipated to this point it's possible this is occuring. I would go to the ER in your scenario, I really would.
Dog constipation can be a problem for many dogs. There are various causes but most are harmless and can be avoided or treated.
First of all your dog needs exercise. If the dog is lying around all day long then dog constipation is more than likely. Give him less food when he does not move much. This brings us to the second most important aspect, dog food. The wrong food can easily cause dog constipation or other symptoms.
Choose the food which is appropriate for your dog, its age and weight. Not all pet food is made similar. In fact there are some pretty bad pet foods out there. You should look out for quality food and also give him fresh food from time to time. Instead of giving him one large amount of food, feed your dog twice a day instead. For constipation is is recommended you increases the amount of fiber in the food.
Stress can be another reason for dog constipation. If your dog has to live outside then weather conditions, cold or heat can cause constipation. A dog is an animal which does not like to be alone but always near you or with other dogs. This can cause stress too.
Before changing the diet for your dog you should also talk with your animal doctor. He knows much more about pet food, especially when it comes to dogs. He can also make a proper diagnosis which helps to find other reasons for your dogs constipation.
Unfortunately it is not always about food and exercise. Sometimes the problem is bigger. Dog constipation can also be caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses for example. Also poisoned food can be a cause. Here the veterinarian can help as well.
Your dog can not really care about himself so you have to do is. One of the best things to do is to check his excrements on a daily basis. While this does not sound like fun, it gives you important information about your dogs situation. It gives you early warning signs when something is wrong.
The ideal dog poop does not smell much, is moist but can easily be taken away without breaking apart. Any major changes in your dog’s poop can indicate an upcoming disease or – in the best case – are just a sign for you to change your dog’s nutrition.
There are many good dog food recipes which you can try out to make your dog healthier. On my web site I have some tips about this. One final word of warning though. When you choose high quality dog food then supplements should not be necessary. They could cause imbalances and also lead to dog constipation.
Gerd C. Pacher