As far as gastrointestinal complaints go, constipation is near the top of the list. This is an issue that can afflict all age groups; and most will battle it on occasion throughout their life. The likelihood of constipation does increase with age. As one’s metabolism and activity slows through aging, a reduced core muscle strength can cause these issues to arise. Women are also more likely to experience constipation than men. Fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone as part of the menstrual cycle can cause constipation before and during periods. Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and menopause can have similar effects.
Diet and a lack of exercise can also lead to constipation. A diet lacking in fibre can work to inhibit food from moving through the digestive system. Similarly, exercise and activity also aids digestion. Dehydration can also slow the digestive process and make it more difficult for waste to be passed through the colon.
The root cause of constipation is the large intestine, or colon, absorbing too much water from the food waste as it passes through. This slows the process further and creates harder stools – making it difficult to pass through the bowel.
Suffering from constipation can be very uncomfortable. Sufferers will often report stomach aches, cramping, as well as feeling bloated. This can make normal physical activities that are part of your daily routine quite difficult. When stools are passed, they can often be painful, feel incomplete, and even result in injury.
There is homeopathic medicine that can provide you with relief from constipation. One remedy, Hydrastis-Canadensis-30c, available from Olloïs, can help soften stools to help move them through the bowels and be passed without difficulty.
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