Here is the information about constipation you may have been looking for.
When stool doesn't move fast enough through the digestive tract, it can result in the following symptoms of constipation.
When constipated, a person may feel a slight amount of discomfort in the abdomen, or an extreme amount of pain.
Sometimes, intestinal gas is not able to push its way out, leaving one to feel and look bloated.
If you are experiencing signs of constipation such as:
it's important to educate yourself regarding treating constipation.
Reasons for Constipation
There are various reasons for constipation, including:
Without proper bowel movements, your doctor may prescribe medications such as Amitiza or Lactulose.
These help increase the fluid in the intestines, making it easier to pass stools.
The following should not use Amitiza or Lactulose:
While Amitiza and Lactulose may work effectively, they may have the following side effects:
• Dry mouth
• Nausea and vomiting
• Sleep disruption
These side effects are notable. However, there is an option with minimal side effects.
This option is magnesium.
A 2006 Japanese study found a direct correlation
between constipation and a low intake of magnesium
Magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant (it is not a stimulant) that helps to draw water into the intestines and colon. This extra moisture was found to do the following:
Magnesium encourages the natural process of relieving constipation.
Magnesium is also an important nutrient.
Unfortunately, most adults do not consume
the Recommended Daily Allowance of Magnesium
According to the above Japanese study, this
lack of magnesium in the diet may contribute to constipation
The following foods are rich in magnesium.
Including them in our diet can help help us meet the need for magnesium, and possibly avoid constipation.
• Dark green leafy vegetables
• Whole grains
• Certain meats
• Dairy products
Magnesium is also available in supplement form.
For instance, just a teaspoon of concentrated sea minerals contains 106% of the US RDA of magnesium.
I hope this information about constipation has been helpful.