Here is what you need to do to end your constipation problems
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the USA and Western countries. There are at least 2.5 million doctor visits for constipation in the USA each year, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on laxatives yearly. But, its easy and relatively cheap to end your constipation problems, when you know what to do.
Constipation is a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements a week, or hard, dry and small bowel movements that are painful or difficult to pass. So, if you find yourself struggling to go to the toilet and you want to end your constipation problems, you need to do the following things 1) eat more fiber 2) boost your sorbitol intake 3) avoid cow’s milk 4) use probiotics.
1) eat more fiber
You probably have already heard somewhere that fiber will end your constipation problems, but its important to know what type of fiber that improves constipation.
An article released by the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition has discussed that functional fiber includes isolated, nondigestible carbohydrate that has beneficial physiological effects in humans. The recommended daily total fiber consumption for children >1 year is expressed as "age plus 5-(10) g" or "0.5 g/kg". Common fiber-rich foods include cereals (rice, corn), bread, vegetables, fruits, potatoes (with peel), and whole grains. Generally, it is well-known that water-insoluble fiber is helpful for constipation.
2) boost your sorbitol intake
Fruits contain water, sorbitol, fructose, fiber, and phytochemicals. Sorbitol is an osmotic agent prescribed by doctors in the management of constipation. But, it is certainly better to consume from its natural sources: fruits!
Fruits like: green kiwi fruit, prunes and Persimmon have been studied and proven to help regulating bowel movements.
3) Avoid cow’s milk
Unlike breast human milk, which has large amounts of prebiotic oligosaccharides that improve osmotic balance and stool consistency, cow’s milk has been demonstrated to be associated to chronic functional constipation. So, if you are not treating a newborn baby for constipation, who would improve bowel movements by consuming breast milk, the best course of action is to boost up water consumption! Besides common sense, that water is generally paramount for optimal bodily functions, some studies have demonstrated that fluid intake helps people suffering from constipation.
4) Use Probiotics
Dysbiosis of intestinal flora, high frequencies of Clostridium and Enterobacteriaceae species, which are rarely isolated in healthy children, have been reported in children with constipation, especially in children diagnosed with autism. Regulating gut bacteria is very important when trying to improve constipation.
If you are having trouble with your bowel movements, you need to do to end your constipation problems, because chronic Constipation can kill, according to a press release issued by the American College of Gastroenterology’s. For more natural ways on how to treat constipation, click here, and if you want to know more about how to use herbal teas for constipation, check the article: Teas for Treating Constipation!