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Know The Causes Prevention Of Constipation After Surgery Especially After Gallbladder Surgery

Know The Causes Prevention Of Constipation After Surgery Especially After Gallbladder Surgery

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

You are in the process of recovery from gallbladder surgery and you most commonly may find your digestive system little upsetting i.e. facing constipation after surgery, diarrhea, gas, bloating, etc.  These are most common digestive problems patient find after their surgeries.

Prior to surgery, most of the patients had a very regular elimination pattern, but after surgery, most experience extreme constipation (almost daily) and also notice the texture change of stool from healthy, soft to hard and lumpy.

A few words about gallbladder surgery:

What is the gallbladder?

The gallbladder is an organ located in the abdomen under the liver that is responsible to produce, store and transport bile or gall, as a part of the human biliary system.  Gallbladder provides bile to a body when it needed from bile ducts to the small intestines.  Bile is important in the sense as it helps to break down fats from the meal.  Sometimes a small hard crystalline mass developed from a combination of bile pigments, calcium salts and cholesterol in the gallbladder or bile ducts and it called as gallstones.  It blocks bile ducts and can cause severe pain.  At that time it was felt necessary to remove gallbladder.

 

A surgery that removes the gallbladder and gallstones with the help of small incisions (cuts) in the abdomen, is called cholecystectomy or laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.  During the surgery, the surgeon has to pump carbon dioxide into the abdominal cavity so that he can see what hes doing.  After the surgery, they pump out as much of the carbon dioxide gas as they can, but if a small amount left in, it can cause severe pain.  But this issue will solve by itself after our body absorbs CO2.

One reason for gallstones is that liver not producing enough bile for intestines and the bile produced by the liver may be concentrated and too little, so problem of stones started.  After removal of gallbladder one can find constipation one of the ongoing issues.

Now soon after surgery, there is one deficiency in your digestive system, there is no bile that helps to digest food during the whole digestive process.  Bile also stimulates the digestive tract to move the stuff well and fast the process of fat digestion.  Now your meals have no longer been stimulating factor of bile in them.  Fat contains protein and protein foods usually have a constipating effect without bile.  Now during digestion your meals are not fully digesting and fatty acids are not getting part of body, which results after some time deficiency in vitamins or fatty acids in the body.

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How to overcome bile deficiency to avoid constipation after surgery of gallbladder?

First now you understand that your body has bile deficiency.  To control bile deficiency you first try digestive enzymes.  Take a ride to your nearby Wal-mart and buy generic digestive supplements.  Buy those supplements that contain pepsin, HCl, lipase (a fat enzyme), and that also contains bile in them.  Plan taking several of these about 5-15 minutes before meal or consult your doctor for this.  It will prepare your stomach for digestion and have enough bile in it.

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Also, you can take vitamins A, E and optional D and K.  Vitamin D can be getting from sunlight as it is a big source of vitamin D.  Vitamin K has a precaution of not to use if your blood is thin.  Take vitamin A, E, D or K once a day with above mentioned digestive supplements, to take care of your digestion by ensuring that there is enough bile present for digestion and stimulation help.

If constipation problem is still there, bile supplements are another option to take as they contain bile more per pill than digestive supplements, and see how it works.  Don’t try to take too much, because there is a risk of diarrhea associated with it.

Some people found it helpful to eat spicy foods with normal bowel movements.

Also consider liver flush quarterly as who have constipation after gallbladder removal may have a sluggish liver.  The sluggish liver may be at risk of making small stones that can block the bile ducts.  For the purpose of liver flush you have to take a lot of malic acid either through eating lots of apple or by malic acid supplements taking 1 pill three times a day, on third day drink Epsom salt .  On the last day, you drink this nasty Epsom salt mixture, then before sleep, drink 1/2 cup olive oil mixed with lemon juice.  Your problem will be solved and stones will be flushed out.

It is a must consider advice that the patient must research before considering surgical options for treating gallstones as life may be harder without a gallbladder.

Doctors don’t prepare patients for life without gallbladder and the risks associated with surgery.  As a result, most of the patients suffer the rest of their life from side effects of surgery.

Possible Remedies and Medicines To Prevent and Treat Constipation After Gallbladder Surgery:

  • Drink a plenty of water
  • Add prunes in your food or try drinking prune juice
  • Surgeons recommend high-fiber fruits such as pears and apples
  • Take a fiber supplementation such as Benefiber.  People find it more natural and has less side effects
  • Try Metamucil or Colace as needed (check doctor for dosage)
  • Take a look at your medications you are taking for pain and avoid any drug that you think causes constipation
  • MiraLax also works for some people to relief constipation
  • Some chewing gum may help with bowel function
  • Avoid foods containing broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprout as they cause gas
  • Very important to avoid alcohol with pain medications
  • Walking may also help with bowel movement

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How to Relieve Constipation Fast and Naturally Using Natural Laxatives

How to Relieve Constipation Fast and Naturally Using Natural Laxatives

| May 26, 2017

You are reading this because you are already suffering from constipation.  What is constipation? It is a matter of bowel movement which varies from person to person, may differ from 1 bowel movement a day to 3 bowel movements a week.

Now what to do? You find yourself in the situation of constipation.  The following lines will describe how to relieve constipation fast, naturally through natural drugs as well as through home remedies.  Here we are describing fast easy ways to get you out of this problem.

First how to relieve constipation quickly and naturally:

Few easy to do steps are for your consideration, which you may find helpful for relieving constipation.

Herbal laxatives for quick relief:

Herbal laxatives do alleviate constipation and help to move bowel movements.  They work same as over-the-counter laxatives.  They help to clean colon from excessive toxins and food waste.  Herbal laxatives can come in three varieties, mild, moderate, and strong.

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Strong Herbal Laxatives:

Strong laxatives are used in severe cases of constipation.  Strong laxative herbs include Cascara Sagrada, Aloe, Senna, and Buckthorn.  They are very effectively stimulating the colon wall nerves, which induces bowel movement.  Must avoid to use these laxatives with over-the-counter laxative medications as excessive use of these strong herbs can cause dysfunction of the colon.

 

 

Mild and Moderate Herbal Laxatives:

These herbal laxatives help digestive secretions to start a bowel movement.  Herbs that have a moderate laxative affect include licorice, Balmony, Yellow Dock, Wahoo, Dandelion Root, flax seeds, pysillium and Barberry.

Commonly combinations of mild, moderate, and strong herb laxatives provide more benefits and become more safe to use from side effects point of view.  Always try to get a mixture of these three types of herbs.

Black Seeds:  Black seeds contain over 100 valuable nutrients.  It contains fats, protein, carbohydrates, and oil of approximately 35%, 21%, and 38% respectively.  It contains active ingredients of nigellone and thymoquinone.

High in fiber, and works well in herbal mixtures to eliminate toxins in the digestive system.  They also help for regular bowel movements.

 

Remedy:  For piles and constipation take 2.5 ml of black seed oil and mix in a cup of Black Tea.  Drink this mixture in the morning before breakfast and also at night after dinner.

When one starts to take black seed oil one should start by taking 1 teaspoon 3 times daily for 2-3 weeks and then 1 teaspoon two times daily.

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Olive Leaf:  Olive leaf contains soothing effect on the stomach and intestines.  They also help to get rid of toxins from the body and regulate bowel movement.

Flax Seeds:  A great source of potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and a good percentage of fiber.  It is also known as Linseed.  Oil can also be taken from the flax plant.  Due to its rich properties it can be used to lower cholesterol, decrease inflammation, and also can lower blood sugar levels.  Include 1-2 ounces /25-50g per day of flax seeds in food with an extra glass or two of water and ease in your body.  Modern research has proven that flax seeds are able to heal the inner lining of the intestines and also beneficial in colitis.

Certified Organic Cloves:  Dried flower bud called cloves, are taken from Eugenia Aromatica, a tree mostly found in Indonesia.  Chinese and Indian traditional medicine has extensively used clove oil and clove itself.  They work great at smoothing muscles, removing waste and unwanted material in the digestive tract, and benefiting in bowel obstructions.  It has the great cleansing effect, which also improves bowel function.

Senna:  Senna is used as a laxative and stimulant in traditional medicines from the ancient years.  It aids to smooth muscle contractions in the colon, and encourages in bowel regulation.  It also helps to soften up a stool and ease the passage from rectum by adding fluid secretions in the colon.

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Slippery Elm:  It also benefits in digestive system, soothing and includes detoxifying agents.  It works very well in stomach soothing and intestines.  It works very nicely by coating the body tissues and easily removing toxins from one’s body.  It also has healing properties in it.

Bentonite clay:  It has electrical charge like effect when it contacts with water.  When it connects with water, it works as toxin absorbent.  Bentonite is very helpful and useful by absorbing and removing waste like toxins or other heavy metals from the body.  To get proper benefit use bentonite clay with fruits and vegetables and enjoy the benefits such as colon cleanliness and reducing constipation.

Turkey Rhubarb:  It has a strong property as a natural laxative.  It is another intestinal cleanser herb used for centuries in China and the rest of the world.  It helps in digestion and reduces constipation.

Peppermint:  Peppermint is helpful in producing more bile, which is very important in digestion and soothing the gut lining.

Wormseed:  It is useful for regulating bowels, avoiding any chances of diarrhea or constipation.

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Interesting Facts About Constipation

Interesting Facts About Constipation

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Constipation is not a new thing people in the past have also experienced it and this trend continuous to the world today.  Whether male, female, children, old people all have a past record of experiencing constipation.  Male suffer from constipation fewer times than women.  On further reading you will know some interesting facts about constipation from mankind history.

Some Words on Interesting Facts About Constipation in History & Treatment Variations:

 

People believe from centuries that constipation is one of the major cause to other diseases.  In the past, thousands of years ago, people believed that intestinal waste poisoning the body.  However, in the early or late period of 19th century, a new research and concept came called intestinal autointoxication and for prevention, high-fiber diet promoted by Sylvester Graham and W.K. Kellogg was very popular among people.  Both also introduced another brands too like Graham Cracker and Kellogg cereal, which was a high-fiber, ready-to-eat breakfast cereal.

Many more valuable treatments were introduced in the 20th century.  Extreme therapy and surgery was also recommended for constipation between 1900 and 1920.  A physician named Sir William Lane was practiced the removal of part of the colon as a popular treatment for severe constipation.  In the 1920s and 1930s, surgery was replaced by drugs and devices. Common treatments included colonic irrigation, rectal dilators, abdominal massage machines, and electrical stimulators.  These common treatments lose their interest among other and high-fiber strategy returns.

Today, the popularity of internal cleansers favors the continued belief that constipation is bad for health, but there is yet to discover the solid evidence to favor it.

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Some USA historical facts:

It is known to be among prevalent diseases worldwide.  There is a global rate of 14% of the people being affected by constipation at all times.  There are various stages of constipation. It may be cured in the beginning and if not it may become severe.  It can be easily cured. The rate of people suffering from constipation has increased over years.  During the years, 1983 to 1987 almost 4.4-million people were constipated within United States.  There was at that time, chronic condition as well that resulted in a death of almost 27 individuals due to chronic constipation? As per studies, there is 1.4% general population above 40 years of age, among which 3-15% is affected by constipation.

A survey was conducted in 2001 regarding fecal incontinence within adults of over of age.  The results indicated that there were 10116 respondents among which 1.4% reported major-fecal incontinence.  0.7% reported this incontinence with the bowel symptoms with impacts on life quality.  There are 24% people in United Kingdom, suffering from urinary incontinence that is also caused by constipation.   25% people are suffering from 25% which shows much increase than previous decades.  During 1983-7 1 person among 61 was affected by constipation.  This as a whole resulted in 1.62% of the total USA population that made 4.4 million in total.  As per a survey in USA, there were reported 4.4 million residents of USA who are suffering from constipation at all times.  The past record of a person suffering from constipation also shows that women are likely to be more constipated than men.  Persons of older age have higher constipation rates than those with less age.  Children also have constipation but the easy cure. Above are very interesting facts discussed about constipation that appear in mankind history.

In the past and still there are pregnant women who claim to be constipated during surgery or childbirth.  Currently, there are millions of people in USA suffering from constipation and according to health centers this number is increasing day by day.  The easy way to healthy life is the healthy diet.  Things which cause constipation must be ignored or reduced in intake.  Constipation leading to death is also evident when it becomes associated with other chronic diseases like hepatitis C, so the best cure is prevention.

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Symptoms of Constipation During Pregnancy

Symptoms of Constipation During Pregnancy

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Constipation in females has been observed greater than males.  There are various factors that contribute to females more affecting from constipation than men.  In case of women, chances become higher if a woman is pregnant.  It is common for pregnant females to be constipated.  Symptoms of constipation during pregnancy occur in all stages of pregnancy and may differ in severity.  Almost half of the pregnant women worldwide suffer from constipation at some part of their pregnancy.  This causes due to increase in level of progesterone hormone that causes relaxation of smooth-muscles throughout body, including digestive tract.  It means that passage of food via intestines occurs slowly.  Problem is later compounded in the pregnancy due to pressure of growing uterus upon rectum.  If you are taking iron supplements during your pregnancy, this will make your constipation condition worse than ever.  The level of constipation faced by women is from mild-to-severe at any pregnancy stage.  It most commonly occurs during initial stages.

Constipation is regarded as among earliest pregnancy signs particularly when it is accompanied by dizziness, food cravings, mood swings and nausea.

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Constipation Symptoms During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and face any of the following conditions, it means that you are constipated.

  • Having less than 3 bowel movements per week
  • Feces becoming hard and difficult to be expelled
  • Feeling for feces being remained within rectum
  • Occasional bleeding of rectum caused by hard feces
  • Bloating of lower abdomen
  • Cramps or pain
  • Decreased appetite

If you experience repeated abdominal pain or rectal bleeding, you must visit your physician as these may be the indications of serious health problems like parasites or intestinal inflammation.

Causes of Constipation in Pregnant Women

There are two levels of causes that lead to constipation one during early pregnancy and other during late pregnancy stages.

Causes in the early pregnancy

  • Production of progesterone hormone increases that causes relaxation of muscles of the intestinal walls. This makes you less capable to move waste material out of your body. Taking oral iron-supplements
  • No exercise
  • Dehydration

Causes in late pregnancy

These include same cause in early pregnancy with the addition of some others including

  • Pressing of enlarged uterus on the rectum and intestine during later pregnancy stages
  • Stress
  • Pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Tailbone pain during pregnancy

Women, who are prone to the constipation, get constipated more likely during their pregnancy than other women. There are no constipation tests, if you are having symptoms of constipation during pregnancy, you will know it yourself.  Constipation during pregnancy is a common thing.  As per Pregnancy association of USA, majority of women get constipation at any stage of their pregnancy.  Constipation affects you and does not create any danger for your baby.  It is a kind of nuisance for you.  Sometimes it becomes severe leading to serious medical-problems like hemorrhoids, rectal fissures and rectal bleeding.  So it is better to have it treated before it becomes severe and creates problems for your own health.  If you are not well you will never be assured about health of your baby, so the best thing during pregnancy is to treat constipation as it occurs.

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Home Remedies For Constipation in Infants

Home Remedies For Constipation in Infants

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Babies are such a gift of God that brings colors in life and it’s hard to see your baby has a disease.  Aside from other diseases, constipation is a health culprit in infants.  Constipation is a painful and irritating condition not just for adults, but the little ones too.  It’s hard to see your munchkin struggling and crying from this disorder.  We are going to discuss some home remedies for constipation in infants, but first get some know how about constipation.

What youll get right here:

  • Constipation start in infants
  • Causes of constipation
  • Home remedies to ease your baby

Constipation in Infants, When It Starts:

Breast fed babies are commonly not constipated.  This is because breast milk is such a diet that made babies to poop less.  Breast fed milk is almost all absorbed by the baby.  During the early period, fully relying on breast milk baby’s stool consists of unabsorbed protein curds and a large amount of bowel secretions, chiefly mucus, and noisy gas.  But these kinds of stools are just rare stools not a serious condition as constipation.

Chart for stool variations in infants

Breast Fed Babies OccurrenceColorFrequency Soft or runnyOrange to mustard

Every feed to once per week

Formula Fed Babies OccurrenceColorFrequency Soft PasteGrayish green, yellow, tan or brownEvery 1 to 2 days
Eating Solid Food OccurrenceColorFrequency Paste to formed stoolsDepends on what is eatenLess frequent – particularly for breast-fed baby

Later, when infants start solids, each immediately or after some time may become constipated, but it is unusual.  It is not until the child consumes solid as a dominating part of the diet and especially when weaned to whole cow milk.  At that point it is really time to discuss infants and try some home remedies for infants.  Intense abdominal pain, discomfort or crying before passing stool, and not more than 2 bowel movements per week are some common signs that lead towards your baby’s constipation.

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Constipation Causes:

Some major causes are:

  • Adding solid food in baby’s diet
  • Consuming less breast milk and more dairy products
  • Milk-protein intolerance
  • Formula milk
  • Dehydration
  • Finger foods can a cause of infants constipation

Try some home remedies for constipation in infants

Of course medications can relieve constipation.  But if you have obvious baby constipation and you don’t want to use any medications, then here are some home remedies for your consideration.  Many moms have tried these remedies.  But for your child’s safety you must regard your baby’s age, diet, and severity of the condition.  If possible first consult your pediatrician for advice.  If it’s okay to use remedies then give the lost smile back to your child and try the following one by one:

Breast milk is fully digested instead of infant formulas that leave a bit more residue in the colon.  So constipation in bottle fed infants is much more common.  Modify diet of your child and try to avoid infant formulas.

Karo® corn syrup for bottle feeders with constipation works very well.  It almost always works if used properly and it is a first choice recommendation.  Start with two teaspoons in every formula bottle of any size and adjust the dose up or down according to the situation.  It can be used for a few days to first few months, depending upon how things are going.

Certain fruits and juices that contain indigestible sugar such as apple juice, prunes, apricot can be increased in the diet to relieve or prevent constipation and loosen up the stool as well.

Orange juice can help a baby with constipation.

A teaspoon of olive oil by mouth can also solve the problem.  It won’t hurt him/her, it will only make it easier to go poop.

Take 1 spoon of Isabgol (psyllium seed husks) soak in one cup of water and give it some time of about 2-3 hours.  Feed 1-2 spoon of Isabgol paste mix in all the food that you give to your lovely child.  This method is for avoiding constipation without any side effects.  It had tried on 7 months old infant and it worked perfect.

MiraLax is not a fast fix, but it can get your baby’s system working like normal.  Try a dose of 4 grams twice a day, but check with your doctor for a proper dose.  It’s great that it can be mixed with milk or juice and child takes it right down.

Gas and constipation in infants can be treated through home remedies before going to see a doctor, but it’s better to consult a doctor before conditions get worse.

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Two Great Simple Natural Home Remedies for Bowel Arrested

Two Great Simple Natural Home Remedies for Bowel Arrested

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

An excellent home remedy for constipated person is the flaxseed and papaya juice, as well as natural yogurt with plum because these ingredients have large amounts of fiber that help loosen the bowels, eliminated the accumulated feces.

However the best strategy to regulate the intestines is to eat fiber at every meal, and drink enough water to soften the stool, facilitating their exit naturally.

Two Great Easy to Make Home Remedies for Bowel Arrested:

  • Papaya juice to loosen the bowels
  • Yogurt with black plum

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Papaya juice with linseed to release the gut:

A great home remedy for constipation is the papaya juice with linseed, as these foods are rich in fiber and therefore help to combat constipated or constipation, that besides being harmful to health, leaves the stomach more swollen.

Ingredients:

1/2 papaya seeded

1 cup water or 1 small pot of natural yogurt

1 tablespoon (soup) and full of linseed

Honey or sugar to taste

Method of preparation:

Blend the papaya and water (or yogurt), then add flaxseed and sweeten to taste.

Note:  This home remedy can be used even by infants and young children with constipated. However, in these cases it is recommended not sweeten it.

 

Yogurt with plum to release the gut:

The home remedy for bowel stuck with black plum is very good to help fight constipation because the black plum has laxative and purgative properties, which help loosen the bowels.

Ingredients:

1 plain yogurt

3 dried prunes

Method of preparation

Method of preparation:

Poke plums, mix with plain yogurt and eat for breakfast or snacks in daily.

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Healthy Habits to Start New Year Right and Avoid Constipation

Healthy Habits to Start New Year Right and Avoid Constipation

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time of the year that most people are enjoying winter vacations.  Planning is going on for New Year.  During your health planning must consider my healthy living strategy to start new year right and avoid constipation as constipation is a culprit of bad health.  It always happen, enjoyment does come with certain price, which may be in the form of health problems.  These health problems can be eliminated by adopting healthy habits, which will help you to enjoy the season and start the New Year right.  There are certain things which must be followed; especially suggestion is to make a commitment on New Year to follow these steps strictly and strongly.  These strategies will keep you healthy and away from constipation.

5-Step Killer Healthy Living Strategy to Start New Year Right

1.  Make a weekly diet plan or menu

Anything starting with a plan and determination gives better results.  So start analyzing the habits you had been practicing throughout the last year.  Figure out the problems which led you to constipation stage; either it was inadequate fibers used in meal, less fluid intake or lack of activity etc.  Rectify the problems and try to keep the menu in a written form with everything double checked in order to get better results.

2.  Eat Green leafy vegetables and fruits regularly

Vegetables have a greater amount of fibers which are needed by the body for complete digestion and easy stool pass, which means the more one uses leafy green veggies the more he/she is away from getting constipation.  This doesn’t mean that if one likes meat, chicken or fish should totally avoid this protein-containing food; one should only keep an eye on perfect fiber intake. Fruits provide an exact fibers amount if not taken via vegetables.

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3.  Fast food and digestive health

When you eat junk food, you spend your capital calories in foods that are low in nutrients and fiber and high in fat and sugar. And all the fat and little fiber can cause digestive problems. Fats tend to slow the gut, just because gut is doing hard to get the calories out of fats.

All you have to do is quit these dearest foods of yours and try to make healthy substitutes. Instead of ordering pizza, make your own with wheat crust crowned bought in the store low-fat cheese and many vegetables.  Replace fast food burger and baked potatoes with sweet potato fries and turkey or black bean burgers on a whole wheat bread.

4.  Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine and enough fluid intake 

Alcohol and Caffeine going into the body leaves the body with some adverse effects out of them “constipation” is the serious one. These agents enhance the urination and ultimately a dehydrated body.

So Alcohol and Caffeine use should be avoided or at least you should take in limited amounts. Fluid intake in the form of fresh juices and water should be highly under control and consideration.

5.  Inactivity and constipation

In vacations every single person (except the ones who are dedicated with routine exercise) out there becomes dull and don’t want to move little bit even, it’s just the trend. This Lack of exercise or activity not only causes weight gain and other health problems, but can also affect digestion. Being inactive can cause constipation.

The best hack to do is move your bowels wake up, eat a real meal, and do some low-level activity. Activity by no means is misunderstood with rigorous exercise. Moving your body and keeping it active will help you keeping a healthy status and keeping the constipation miles away.

Stay blessed and have a healthy and happy New Year from team Constipation Care!

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Use Magnesium for Constipation Relief

Use Magnesium for Constipation Relief

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Magnesium, an abundant mineral present in body and plays its role in various body functions.  Naturally it is available in the form of several food products as well as dietary supplements.  Some medicines have found magnesium as an integral therapeutic agent in their composition such as laxatives and antacids.  300 or more enzymes of human body require magnesium as a cofactor for regulation of various biochemical functions i.e protein synthesis, muscle and nerve control, blood glucose regulations, heart rhythm, immune system functioning etc.  Constipation can be caused due to lack of magnesium intake.  In such case, use extra amount of magnesium for constipation relief.

Generally, healthy individuals have enough magnesium in body system and do not need to take a magnesium supplement.

Magnesium laxative effect seems to come through two different mechanisms. It relaxes the muscles in the intestine which helps define a smoother rate. Magnesium also attracts water; this enhances amount of water in the colon serves to soften the stool, helping to pass stool easier.

Magnesium for constipation relief

The mineral is associated with constipation relief for a long time but clinically the effect of relief is not strongly supported.

Magnesium increases the water in intestines that help to start peristalsis (wave motion that moves fecal matter through your intestines). Peristalsis also pushes food into the stomach. it relaxes the muscles in the intestines this helps to establish a gentler pace that helps elimination of constipation. Magnesium also attracts water most of the water in the colon serves to soften the stool, the stool help pass easier and eliminating constipation.

Since intestines this excess water from your body to absorb is very important to drink plenty of water after taking magnesium. This will prevent dehydration.

A research was conducted in Japan in which a considerable number of 3’835 persons were taken as objects with an age range between 18-20 years. Their constipation was not associated with any deficiency in dietary fiber intake. But the constipation was well linked with low magnesium in diet and less water intake.

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Foods high in Magnesium:

“Eat natural and stay healthy” is the quote which fit in case of magnesium.  Naturally fruit and vegetables got high amount of mineral, these products are :

  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Soya products
  • Grains
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Cereal meal products
  • Cabbage
  • Fishes
  • Honey
  • Peas
  • Prunes
  • Wheat germ
  • Corn meals
  • Dairy products
  • Hard tap water

What else you should take with Magnesium:

In general the use of minerals and vitamins is considered as harmless.  But as per evidences vitamins have the same type of negative side effects as any other medication in prescriptions.  When one is going to use magnesium supplements, care should be taken if already taking antacids or medications(supplements) with magnesium as an integral part of compositions.  Read the label carefully for medications.

Magnesium supplements may have a potential interfering the effectiveness and absorptions of other prescribed medications, and it is strongly advised to discuss with your doctor in case undergoing the use of:

  • Chemotherapy agents
  • Diuretics
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Hypoglycemic agents

 

If one is suffering from kidney disease magnesium use should be avoided, because magnesium is excreted through kidney.

Side effects associated with Magnesium:

Magnesium supplement intake is associated various documented side effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Stomach pain(from intestine pressure due to magnesium)

Which type of Magnesium is recommended?

Magnesium is available in different forms for the medical use like chelates, citrates, sulfates etc. And as per efficacy and absorption is concerned these all forms have the same effects.

Natural dietary plan for fruit and vegetables can adequately provide with the needs of magnesium.

Dose and daily intake of Magnesium:

Check the National institute of Health recommendations and guidelines for the dosing and related problems with Magnesium supplements use.  http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/factsheets/magnesium.asp

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What to know about constipation?

What to know about constipation?

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Constipation is not a new word for anyone you must have experienced it at some point in your life.  People dont even understand the importance of what to know about constipation? or what things they really need to know about constipation?  Mostly people avoid talking about it as it is considered too personal topic not suitable to be discussed with others.  According to a survey, a percentage of women and men suffering from constipation has been reported as 66% and 51%.  It is a discomfort and is curable.  But for this you must be aware if you are having this problem.  It is not a very different thing if someone suffers from constipation.  Don’t feel embarrassment in discussing this problem so that you can get assist yourself in relieving constipation.  Being constipated results in many problems the most prominent of which is discomfort that makes you feel difficult in everyday life.

After you open-up about the discomfort which may include feelings of gassiness, belatedness, don’t wonder if you are having constipation.

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What things are important to know about constipation?

Knowing about constipation is important because anyone may suffer from its.  People face constipation rarely or regularly depending upon the movements of bowls.  If bowels do not move regularly, it means that you are suffering from constipation.  Regular movements of bowels are different for different persons.  On average these are 3 or 4 movements a week.  These can also be up to 10 movements.  Habits of bowels movements differ and thus these are not only the reason to judge if you have constipation.  Certain symptoms are described by various persons to be the regular constipation indicators.  Check out these to know if you have any symptom of being constipated.

SYMPTOMS

  • Hard & dry stools: Hard stools are small sized and difficult in being eliminated, these are often accompanied by a bout-of constipation
  • Strains experienced when making a bowel to move: elimination here is not difficult. Person feels urge for going to washroom but happens nothing
  • Uncomfortably full feelings: this feeling continuous even if you have not eaten anything or are not overeaten
  • Your bowels are moving but are incomplete movements: this indicates incomplete elimination of bowels with the body signaling being experiencing constipation
  • Painful bowel movements are also an indicator of constipation
  • Bloating, gassy feeling or abdominal-discomfort without any relief

If any of these symptoms match your condition, you are having this problem.  The best thing is to consult some doctor.  Even your constipation continues for hours of 1 to 2 days and then finished, it`s okay, but if it goes on for several days, this is something really serious.
There are many remedies available for constipation.  But before trying any remedy you have to know about constipation you are suffering from.  Home remedies are best to treat constipation.  Fiber in the daily diet helps preventing constipation.  Fiber can be added via fruits & vegetables.  Apart from these fiber supplements also assist in constipation removal.  When utilizing fiber, water should be consumed in larger quantity.  Lubricant laxatives are another option that contains mineral oil like plain oil, an emulsion of oil etc.

You must increase the bowel movements because increased bowel movements provide relief against constipation.  I thinks after all this discussion you better understand the importance of What to know about constipation?

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Constipation After Surgery (Gallbladder Surgery) Know The Causes Prevention

Constipation After Surgery (Gallbladder Surgery) Know The Causes Prevention

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

You are in the process of recovery from gallbladder surgery and you most commonly may find your digestive system little upsetting i.e. facing constipation after surgery, diarrhea, gas, bloating, etc.  These are most common digestive problems patient find after their surgeries.

Prior to surgery, most of the patients had a very regular elimination pattern, but after surgery, most experience extreme constipation (almost daily) and also notice the texture change of stool from healthy, soft to hard and lumpy.

A few words about gallbladder surgery:

What is the gallbladder?

The gallbladder is an organ located in the abdomen under the liver that is responsible to produce, store and transport bile or gall, as a part of the human biliary system.  Gallbladder provides bile to a body when it needed from bile ducts to the small intestines.  Bile is important in the sense as it helps to break down fats from the meal.  Sometimes a small hard crystalline mass developed from a combination of bile pigments, calcium salts and cholesterol in the gallbladder or bile ducts and it called as gallstones.  It blocks bile ducts and can cause severe pain.  At that time it was felt necessary to remove gallbladder.

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A surgery that removes the gallbladder and gallstones with the help of small incisions (cuts) in the abdomen, is called cholecystectomy or laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.  During the surgery, the surgeon has to pump carbon dioxide into the abdominal cavity so that he can see what hes doing.  After the surgery, they pump out as much of the carbon dioxide gas as they can, but if a small amount left in, it can cause severe pain.  But this issue will solve by itself after our body absorbs CO2.

One reason for gallstones is that liver not producing enough bile for intestines and the bile produced by the liver may be concentrated and too little, so problem of stones started.  After removal of gallbladder one can find constipation one of the ongoing issues.

Now soon after surgery, there is one deficiency in your digestive system, there is no bile that helps to digest food during the whole digestive process.  Bile also stimulates the digestive tract to move the stuff well and fast the process of fat digestion.  Now your meals have no longer been stimulating factor of bile in them.  Fat contains protein and protein foods usually have a constipating effect without bile.  Now during digestion your meals are not fully digesting and fatty acids are not getting part of body, which results after some time deficiency in vitamins or fatty acids in the body.

How to overcome bile deficiency to avoid constipation after surgery of gallbladder?

First now you understand that your body has bile deficiency.  To control bile deficiency you first try digestive enzymes.  Take a ride to your nearby Wal-mart and buy generic digestive supplements.  Buy those supplements that contain pepsin, HCl, lipase (a fat enzyme), and that also contains bile in them.  Plan taking several of these about 5-15 minutes before meal or consult your doctor for this.  It will prepare your stomach for digestion and have enough bile in it.

 

Also, you can take vitamins A, E and optional D and K.  Vitamin D can be getting from sunlight as it is a big source of vitamin D.  Vitamin K has a precaution of not to use if your blood is thin.  Take vitamin A, E, D or K once a day with above mentioned digestive supplements, to take care of your digestion by ensuring that there is enough bile present for digestion and stimulation help.

If constipation problem is still there, bile supplements are another option to take as they contain bile more per pill than digestive supplements, and see how it works.  Don’t try to take too much, because there is a risk of diarrhea associated with it.

Some people found it helpful to eat spicy foods with normal bowel movements.

Also consider liver flush quarterly as who have constipation after gallbladder removal may have a sluggish liver.  The sluggish liver may be at risk of making small stones that can block the bile ducts.  For the purpose of liver flush you have to take a lot of malic acid either through eating lots of apple or by malic acid supplements taking 1 pill three times a day, on third day drink Epsom salt .  On the last day, you drink this nasty Epsom salt mixture, then before sleep, drink 1/2 cup olive oil mixed with lemon juice.  Your problem will be solved and stones will be flushed out.

It is a must consider advice that the patient must research before considering surgical options for treating gallstones as life may be harder without a gallbladder.

Doctors don’t prepare patients for life without gallbladder and the risks associated with surgery.  As a result, most of the patients suffer the rest of their life from side effects of surgery.

Possible Remedies and Medicines To Prevent and Treat Constipation After Gallbladder Surgery:

  • Drink a plenty of water
  • Add prunes in your food or try drinking prune juice
  • Surgeons recommend high-fiber fruits such as pears and apples
  • Take a fiber supplementation such as Benefiber.  People find it more natural and has less side effects
  • Try Metamucil or Colace as needed (check doctor for dosage)
  • Take a look at your medications you are taking for pain and avoid any drug that you think causes constipation
  • MiraLax also works for some people to relief constipation
  • Some chewing gum may help with bowel function
  • Avoid foods containing broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprout as they cause gas
  • Very important to avoid alcohol with pain medications
  • Walking may also help with bowel movement