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Best homoeopathic medicines for constipation

Constipation means no stools for days or passing hard stools. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week. Chronic constipation can lead to piles (haemorrhoids), anal fissures (torn skin in your anus) or it may lead to rectal prolapse.

Causes of constipation:

  • Not eating enough fibre in diet.

  • Older people mostly suffer from constipation due to inactivity.

  • Inadequate intake of water.

  • Some medications like iron and calcium tablets.

  • Overuse of laxatives.

  • Eating a lot of dairy products.

  • Hormonal problems like hypothyroidism, diabetes.

Homoeopathic medicines for constipation:

Nux vomica: Constipation due to intake of iron, calcium tablets or any other medications. Unstaisfactory stools. Frequent ineffectual desire, but passing small quantities at a time. Scanty stool with much urging.

Bryonia: Constipation; stools hard, dry, as if burnt, seem too large. Mucous membranes are all dry. Abnormal hunger, loss of taste. Thirst for large quantities of water.

Lycopodium: Constipation in elderly people or due to sedentary lifestyle. Stools hard, difficult, small, incomplete. Inactive intestinal canal. Ineffectual urging.

Alumina: Constipation due to dryness of intestines. No desire for stools for days. Stools hard, knotty. Even a soft stool is passed with difficulty.

Natrum muriaticum: Stools on alternate days. Constipation; stool dry and crumbling. Burning pains and stitching after stool.

Tips to prevent constipation:

  • Drink enough water everyday.

  • Be active.

  • Avoid sedentary lifestyle.

  • Try to include lot of fibre in your diet.

  • Increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, legumes and seeds.

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