Ways to aliviate chronic constipation symptoms?!?
Topic: Ways to aliviate chronic constipation symptoms?!?
October 23, 2019 / By Ardon Question:
I am 20 years old and am having major GI problems, it seems. I will be able to consult a doctor when I visit home in a couple weeks but I'm terribly upset about this and need to know if there's a way I can aliviate my symptoms until then.
I am suffering from horrible water retention, constipation, bloating and have gained about 10 pounds which is a significant amount considering I'm usually very thin.
I eat correctly, count my carbs, protein, dietary fiber and calories. I'm ALWAYS at the gym doing very intense work outs. I have never had a problem with weight because I am naturally about 112lbs without much exercise and find it very strange that within the past couple months I have shot up to 125 (some days) and am having all these GI problems with my daily aerobic kickboxing and weight training while I've been paying attention to my diet.
Now, I know muscle weighs more than fat, but I know that's not it. Lets put it this way- none of my clothes fit, not in the slightest bit
Best Answers: Ways to aliviate chronic constipation symptoms?!?
Trisha | 4 days ago
Magnesium and Vitamin C are surefire remedies and, unlike laxatives, they'll actually replace nutrients that are probably missing from your diet.
I use a combo of magnesium and potassium aspartate in capsule form along with Ester C with bioflavinoids.
Magnesium citrate is another one of the more digestible forms of magnesium; and other forms of Vitamin C, such as ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate, will also work just fine.
Start slowly by taking 500mg of Vitamin C with 300-600mg of magnesium with a glass of water at bedtime. You may notice more urgency to move your bowels in the morning. If not, or if you only notice a slight improvement, try adding Vitamin C in 500mg or 1000mg increments and/or add another magnesium capsule to the regimen the next night.
I sometimes have to go up to 3000mg Vitamin C to see a difference, so be patient. If you're willing to deal with the chance of loose bowels for a half a day, then you can increase your dosage more quickly.
Pay close attention to what your body is telling you and adjust accordingly.
Both nutrients also have the added benefit of being calming and should help you sleep.
Other things that might help, include: increasing your water and electrolytes when you sweat a lot; increasing the dark green vegetables in your diet; reducing non-wholegrain products and high glycemic foods; and giving yourself more time and patience to move your bowels.
If these suggestions don't help, you might look into whether you have celiac disease and need to follow a gluten-free diet.
Hope this helps!
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Originally Answered: I have chronic constipation!?
Home Remedies for Constipation
1. Constipation treatment via Bael Fruit
Normally all fruits, except banana and jackfruit, are useful in the treatment of constipation. Certain fruits are, however, more useful. Bael fruit is regarded as the finest of all laxatives. It cleans and tones up the bowels. Its normal use for two or three months throws out even the old accumulated faecal matter. It must be rather taken in its original form and before dinner. About sixty grams of the fruit are enough for an adult.
2. Constipation treatment with Pear
Pears are useful in the treatment of constipation. Patients suffering from chronic constipation must accept an exclusive diet of this fruit or it's juice for a few days, but in normal cases, a medium-sized pear taken after dinner or with breakfast will have the desired effect.
3. Constipation treatment with Guava
Guava is another helpful remedy for constipation. When eaten with seeds, it provides roughage to the diet and helps in the standard evacuation of the bowels. One or two guavas should be taken daily.
4. Constipation treatment with Grapes
Grapes have proved very helpful in overcoming constipation. The combination of the properties of the cellulose, sugar, and organic acid in grapes build them a laxative food. Their field of action is not inadequate to clearing the bowels only. They also tone up the stomach and intestines and reduce the most chronic constipation. One must take at least 350 gm of this fruit daily to achieve the desired results. When fresh grapes are not obtainable, raisins, soaked in water, can be used. Raisins must be soaked for twenty-four to forty-eight hours. This will make them swell up to the original size of the grapes. They must be eaten early in the morning, along with the water in which they have been soaked.
5. Constipation treatment with Orange
Orange is also beneficial in the constipation treatment. Taking one or two oranges at bedtime and again on increasing in the morning is an excellent way of stimulating the bowels. The all-purpose stimulating influence of orange juice stimulates peristaltic activity and helps prevent the accumulation of food residue in the colon.
6. Constipation treatment using Papaya and Figs
Other fruits specific for constipation are papaya and figs. Partly a medium-sized papaya should be eaten at breakfast for it to act as a laxative. Four or five dry figs must be soaked overnight in a little water and eaten in the morning.
7. Constipation treatment with Spinach
Among the vegetables, spinach has been measured to be the most vital food for the entire digestive tract from time immemorial. Raw spinach holds the finest organic material for the cleansing, reconstruction, and regeneration of the intestinal tract. Raw spinach juice-100 ml, mixed with an identical quantity of water and taken twice daily, will cure the most aggravated cases of constipation in a few days.
8. Constipation treatment by means of Other Remedies
Half a lime, squeezed is a glass of hot water, with half a teaspoon of salt is also an effective medicine for constipation. Drinking water, which has been kept overnight in a copper vessel, first thing in the morning, brings superior results. Linseed (alse) is extremely useful in complicated cases of constipation. A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal offers both roughage and lubrication.
add coffee and grapefruit juice to your diet
both are double diuretics
and follow up with your doctor
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In spite of being careful about your diet you have the following symptoms.
1. Water retention,
4. Recent weight gain
Bloating is caused by inability to release gas normally through the rectum. Temporary weight gain is apparently is due to water retention.
For immediate relief, consult the nearest pharmacist and find out if you should try two simple, harmless home remedies.
1. Water suppositories a couple of times
2. Enema, if the suppositories do not work.
A digestive diseases doctor may suggest colonoscopy.
To get a clear idea of this test, go to
An excerpt is reproduced below.
"The procedure is performed by a doctor experienced in colonoscopy and lasts approximately 30-60 minutes. Medications will be given into your vein to make you feel relaxed and drowsy. You will be asked to lie on your left side on the examining table. During a colonoscopy, the doctor uses a colonoscope, a long, flexible, tubular instrument about 1/2 inch in diameter that transmits an image of the lining of the colon so the doctor can examine it for any abnormalities. The colonoscope is inserted through the rectum and advanced to the other end of the large intestine.
The scope bends, so the doctor can move it around the curves of your colon. You may be asked to change position occasionally to help the doctor move the scope. The scope also blows air into your colon, which expands the colon and helps the doctor see better."
I hope this information helps.
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Aside from waiting to talk to your doctor, you could try a few things. Adding fiber can help, as can a good enzyme complex and/or probiotics.
The main problem is that there are a few things that can cause constipation, bloating, and water retention. It could be partially due to improper digestion (in which case enzymes would help to break down the foods you aren't digesting well enough), not enough fiber ("counting carbs" may not allot for enough fiber, and part of that may also depend on which enzymes are in your stomach), improper intestinal flora (which would be the probiotics, the good bacteria in your intestines that help the absorption of nutrients among other things), or maybe just not enough water (if you are sweating out and using up more water than you are taking in, the constipation could be from dehydration).
Your doctor (assuming he's good enough that he doesn't want to just throw some drugs at you) should be able to evaluate what's happening and suggest one of those three to help things flow smoother. If nothing else, try adding any or all of the things that I mentioned, as none of them would negatively impact your diet/exercise regiment when taken properly (the fiber may impact your diet if you just eat chips or crackers, but if you take an insoluble fiber, it shouldn't impact it negatively at all).
In any case, good luck, and I hope you find speedy relief... I know how painful and annoying that can be.
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Chronic constipation is a condition that is hard to pin down because there is no absolute number that represents how many days should pass in between movements. Colon cleansers are an excellent way to clear away blockages and clean the gastrointestinal tract. Be sure to use colon cleansers made with all natural ingredients as those made with harsh chemicals may cause dehydration or other side effects. By eating a diet rich in fiber and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while using a colon cleanser made with all natural ingredients at regular intervals, you can prevent chronic constipation in most cases.
For an effective colon cleanser against chronic constipation problems, try Colon Sweep
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Originally Answered: Chronic Constipation?
Hi, I notice from another question you've asked that you're taking Zyprexa.
A common side effect of Zyprexa is constipation, which can become chronic.
Since you've had a colonoscopy, and it was clear, it's quite likely that your constipation is caused by either dehydration or an adverse digestive reaction to Zyprexa, rather than lack of exercise.
But don't stop taking your meds before you speak to your doctor.
To treat your constipation/impaction quickly, try a home enema kit, making sure you use warm or tepid, clean water.
But be prepared, this can work very quickly for some people.