© Copyright 2004-2013 Niche Topics ™ All rights reserved  Terms & Conditions | About us | Sitemap  


  SIGN UP for our free newsletter

Share |

  LATEST posts

All things that are written on this website are about our experiences and what have worked for us, or general information only. We are not telling you to do any of those things mentioned and we do not endorse any products found on these pages. We simply want to share with you what has helped us. Hope that you enjoy reading our posts and please come back regularly to read more!


   Contact Us        Freebies        Share Ideas & Recipes |


  POPULAR articles





Home Money & Lifestyle Food & Drinks Health & Fitness Beauty & Wellness Pregnancy & Kids



Niche Topics ( Health and Fitness) is dedicated to help you lead a happy and healthy life. We provide the latest updates on nutrition, dieting, exercise, fitness, home remedies and natural cures for common illnesses, and other health-related topics. Get in shape with us and keep your body running at it’s peak!

  QUICK links

Fitness and exercise tips

Nutrition advice

Diet and weight loss help

Natural remedies and home cures

Women’s health

Men’s health




5 Non Diet Tricks to Drop Pounds Fast


Does Eating Nuts Make You Fat?


10 Sneaky Ways to Fit Exercise into Your Day


Is Your Boyfriend Making You Fat?


6 Healthy Ways to Eat Chicken for Weight Loss

About Niche Topics
Florida Blood Services



Constipation Remedies – How to Get Rid of Constipation


By Diane Hanson

Constipation is a common digestive problem that affects millions of people worldwide. If the bowels do not move regularly or are not completely emptied, you have constipation problems.

Stomach pains, hard tools, difficulty in bowel movements, loss of appetite, drowsiness, nausea, pain in the lower legs and vertigo are some symptoms of constipation.

Since constipation can lead to many diseases, you must know how to cure constipation before it gets chronic and serious.


Constipation Treatments

1. Hyperosmolar Laxatives

Hyperosmolar laxatives are indigestible compounds that remain within the colon and hold the water that is already in the colon, making the stool soft.

The most common types of hyperosmolar laxatives are lacunose, orbital, and polyethylene glycol. These prescription laxatives has few side effects and are safe for prolong use.



2. Lubricant Laxatives

Lubricant laxatives contain mineral oil which resides within the intestine. It coats the particles of stool and controls the removal of water from the stool, making the stool softer.

However, it should only be used for the short-term treatment of constipation as mineral oil has many disadvantages. Be aware that lubricant laxatives can attract fat-soluble vitamins from the intestine. If it is used for long periods, it can result in Vitamin deficiencies.



3. Stool Softeners

Stool softeners are also known as emollient laxatives. They have a wetting agent called decussate which helps water in the colon to go through and merge with stool, making the stool oft and easier to pass out.

They can be used in the long-term constipation treatment and it takes around a week's time or more for decussate to be helpful. If you have no effect, the dose should be increased.

Stool softeners are generally used when stool has to soften for short duration. For instance, after childbirth, surgery, or heart attack.



4. Saline Laxatives

Saline laxatives contain magnesium hydroxide, magnesium citrate and sodium phosphate which are non-absorbable ions. While in the colon, these ions help water to be strained into the colon and help soften the stool.

Saline laxatives act fast but it is not advised to use them regularly as dehydration may occur. Milk of magnesia is the most regularly used and stronger of the saline laxatives.




What You Can Do to Cure Constipation Naturally

1. Get up early in the morning and go for a walk daily. It is also good to exercise regularly for at least 20 to 30 minutes daily. Exercise increases the natural contractions of the intestine to promote regularity of elimination.



2. Fast at least once in a week in order for your colon to rest and restore itself. Use our juice detox recipes to help you do a 3-day juice fast.



3. Establish a regular bowel movement and stick to it because schedules work well with your body's natural body clock. To get rid of constipation, do not delay or ignore the urge to go to the toilet.

Ideally, you should have a bowel movement for meal you eat. If you do not have a bowel movement daily, and you eat 3 meals a day, those meals will decay in your colon.



4. To get rid of constipation, include fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables or oatmeal in your diet. Insoluble fiber gives bulk and soluble fiber turns into soft texture like gel in your intestine to prevent hard and dry stool that are difficult to pass.

And, don't forget to drink plenty of water after that or your risk even more constipated.



5. You might also want to try herbal remedies for constipation such as aloe vera. Aloe Vera helps to heal and clean the digestive system when taken twice a day.

Triphala is another valuable herb for digestive problems. It is a combination of of three herbs, namely, Amla (Emblica officinalis), Harada (Terminalia chebula) and Behada (Terminalia belerica).

Triphala not only works as a mild laxative but also helps in improving the peristaltic movements in the gastro intestinal tract.




With these constipation natural remedies, you should have no problem moving your bowels regularly.


constipation natural home remedies

6 Exercises that Ease Constipation

What are the best exercises to move bowels, and relieve constipation problems? Simple yet effective stomach exercises to improve bowel movements.


Pineapple Juice Constipation Remedy

Is pineapple a natural laxative to help difficult bowel movements? Read what else you can do to relieve constipation fast other than prunes, bananas, or olive oil.


5 Low-Carb Constipation Remedies for Fast Relief

Feeling constipated while on the Atkins diet? Find out how you can relieve constipation naturally and safely without causing massive damage to your carb counting obsession.


7 Bad Habits that Make Your Digestion Poor

Having digestion problems? Find out what bad habits can ruin your digestive system, and what you can do to improve bad digestion.


Do Fruits Give You Gas?

Are fruits and vegetables making you gassy and feeling bloated? Learn what are the worst gas-producing foods and natural home remedies to relieve flatulence and bloating fast.


What Should You Eat for More Fiber?

Troubled by constipation after quitting smoking? Find out what is good fiber foods to eat and get delicious ideas to make eating veggies fun to boost your dietary fiber intake.


10 Healthy Oatmeal Ideas and Toppings

Creative oatmeal ideas plus recipes that are quick and easy to make, not only for breakfast. Brightens up your day and gets you off to a good start!