It is not hard to find shelves filled with all types of constipation cures. Some of the most popular over the counter constipation remedies include:
- Herbal Supplements
- Colon Cleansers
By popularity alone, it would seem like a laxative is by far and away the best constipation cure out there. In truth, using a laxative to relieve constipation will generally work but you may not like the side effects as they can be worse than the original condition. Plus, unlike enemas or colon cleansers that help to flush the colon, a laxative works by stimulating the muscles themselves and forcing them to contract and push waste through the body.
Unfortunately, while typically effective, overuse of laxatives can ultimately lead to permanent damage to these muscles to the point that constipation pain is inevitable because you will not be able to have a normal bowel movement. Some of the other side effects associated with using laxatives to treat constipation include:
- Dehydration and further problems with constipation
- Loss of appetite to the point of possible malnutrition
- Difficulty concentrating
- May be habit forming and contribute to the development of eating disorders such as anorexia
Many of us have chronic constipation which cannot be helped by a laxative, enema, suppository, or even most herbal supplements. Chronic or recurring constipation problems are generally due to three main factors:
- Improper diet
- Fecal impaction
- Other medical problem
Dietary fiber is a great way to naturally prevent constipation problems from occurring. During the evacuation process, fiber will absorb water and thus soften stool making it easier and less painful to have a bowel movement. Dietary fiber also adds bulk to solid waste so the colon has an easier time pushing waste through the body. Green leafy vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, and many raw fruits and vegetables are great sources of fiber and are basically natural remedies for constipation. Unfortunately, it takes a while for the fiber to work its magic so do not try to use it as any form of acute constipation treatment.
Basically, a constipation diet is one of the best ways to prevent the problem from recurring in the future (along with a solid and effective gastrointestinal flush at periodic times). Some of the foods that you want to be sure to include in any functional constipation prevention strategy include:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Blue-grean algae
In addition to diet, you want to be sure the gastrointestinal tract is clear. Feces and other waste will concentrate and cling to the walls of the colon causing blockages, abdominal pain, and constipation. Using an all natural bowel cleanser will help remove this accumulated wasted and prevent constipation problems in the future. Products made from chemicals or other unnatural ingredients may lead to dehydration, constipation, and a number of other side effects.
Try New Colon Sweep today and discover how natural, safe, gentle and effective chronic constipation relief can be.