How to Relieve Constipation

ConstipationThere is nothing worse that not being able to go when you want to and sitting there hurting wishing that nature will take course.  It’s not a funny topic nor an embarrassing issue to discuss.  It’s a debilitating issue to deal with but the good news there are various remedies that will help to ease and prevent the situation from occurring in the future.

1.  Drink plenty of water each day of at least 20 ounces after you wake up in the morning.  Drinking approximately 10 to 12 glasses of water each day and it’s the best way to flush toxins out of the body.  Avoid drinking sugary drinks such juice and soda as they contain copious amounts of sugar that can worsen constipation symptoms.  Constipation occurs due to lack of adequate liquids in the body.
2. Try eating a ripe banana with a glass of warm milk.  Chew the banana thoroughly and drink the warm milk slowly instead of gulping it down.
3.  Consume several prunes or drink one to two glasses of prune juice.  Prunes are high in fiber they contain a substance called sorbitol which is stool-laxative that helps with relieving symptoms of constipation. The prunes contain more sorbitol than prune juice.  Skip eating foods that are high in sugar such as cookies and candy.  You can still have those foods but consume them in moderation.
4.  Exercise is an important part of life and it’s needed for increasing function in the body.  Exercise by keeping your body moving through going out for walks for at least 20-30 minutes to promote good bowel movements regularly.
5.  Finally this is a difficult option but it does work. Squat down to ease out the excrement by propping your feet on a child’s step stool and raise up your knees while sitting on the toilet.

Constipation is a continuous issue that many people including myself have experienced.  Unfortunately, I’m allergic to bananas but I do eat prunes and apples to keep things going and moving along in my system.  I drink several large bottles of room temperature water throughout the day and I exercise several times per week.


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My neices have a lot issues with this. I have been lucky that I do not.

Thank you for this post. I’m having some issues with it currently and with being pregnant. Hope some of these will help

fruit, water, fiber. fiber fiber fiber

these are things i learned the hard way (literally and figuratively speaking)

We see a chiropractor for these issues.

Great tips! Never heard about the banana and milk. Very interesting.

I’m thankful I haven’t had to deal with this yet but I’m glad to also know some tips on how to relieve it when I do. Thanks for sharing!

What great tips. I need to share this post with my family members!

Great tips. When we have constipation issues, we go straight for the probiotics and the chiropractor! That usually works within the day.

Great tips. I have heard about many of these about these before.

Never heard of eating a banana. I will have to remember that one.

Thanks for the tips! I know it’s a common side effect of pregnancy so I’ll keep these in mind should it become an issue.

This may be a problem during the holidays for many people. Great tips!

i NEVER got constipated or remotely close until 28 weeks into pregnancy #1. i was so convinced i was IN LABOR. iw as not. it’s funny now but OMG.

Great tips, always good to have a few handy tricks up your sleeve!

Ooh yeah.. that. Definitely very uncomfortable! I find that typically increasing my water does the trick.. or rather when I don’t drink much.. I have “issues”! Thanks for this!

These are some great tips! I wish I would have done some of these after I had my twins! 😉 It was the worst!

These are good tips. I find that drinking water often helps the most for me.

This is definitely a tough subject to talk about, but it happens to everyone at some point (unless they are extremely lucky). Thanks for sharing your tips.

I’ve never heard of the banana and milk tip – sounds like a tastier way than some of the alternatives!

these are some great tips, usually people do not like to talk about constipation… but it is great to know some helpful hints.

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