Constipation: an internal traffic jam that can be a real pain in the…you know! This incredibly common problem is often your gut's way of saying something is not quite right, physically or emotionally. You might be visiting the bathroom far less frequently than you would like, or your stools might be hard and take a long time to pass. You also may have a tight, achy back or a stomach or pelvic ache. These can all be symptoms of a backup in your digestive system. Constipation affects just about everyone at some point. The usual culprits are a crappy diet (sorry, we can’t resist a pun), lack of exercise, stress and anxiety, certain medications (especially pain relievers), and thyroid and other disorders. To get things moving, try eating a nutritious, high-fiber diet (heavy on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, like beans and lentils), exercising more, staying hydrated, and using a bulk-forming fiber supplement. Other options include colonics, senna, aloe, and acupuncture. If these steps don’t give you relief, talk to your practitioner about your situation. (And don’t be embarrassed; trust us, they’ve heard it all.)
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I've been constipated for 6 weeks now I've tried several recommendations from my doctor and I am even gotten 2 enemas which have been horrible and extremely painful... Along with a constipation i have syndrome including vomiting/vomiting blood, nausea, extremely bad stomach pain, fatigue, headache, fever, chills ect.... If you have any suggestions on what i can do or try or if you think I could have seriously sick please tell me I'd really appreciate it cause I always so miserable Ive been cryin
Any recommendations for supplements that help constipation? I have tried everything on the market but hoping someone can give me something I haven’t tried. naturopathic supps please!!!
Losing all hope here but, I have intense inflammation in my gut every moment of the day. When I wake up I feel as if I ate a feast when in reality I didn’t eat much because I’m so afraid to upset my stomach more. I have bloating, stomach distention, gas, Anemia, rashes on my head, anxiety, light headed ness, and chronic constipation.
hi, does anyone have a functional bowel disorder? I've been told my lower left abdominal pain, lack of appetite, and mixture of diarrhea and constipation are probably a functional issue. doctor didn't say it was IBS but it could be similar to.
so personally for me, miralax does absolutely nothing. ill be 3 days and four to five doses in and nothing. Magnesium citrate is the only thing that works for me, that and glyercin suppositories. i only drink miralax if Im eextremely plugged up and need to be on laxatives for multiple days, because then I use it when I give my stomach a break but still needs to keep moving. (i dont mean minor constipation I mean lands me in the er bc my guts wont move ANYTHING constipation).