Constipation Relief: Treatments, How To Relief, Natural Home Remedies

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Illustration of constipation (Pexels/Drio) - Constipation is a term used to refer to health problems that make it difficult to defecate. Improper fecal excretion may sound like a trivial problem. However, can bring greater health risks, especially if it frequently occurs. 

How to deal with good constipation? Before using laxatives, there are several natural remedies you can use to get rid of constipation. 

How to deal with acute constipation

Constipation is considered acute if it lasts more than 3 days, especially if it makes the stomach and excretory organs feel uncomfortable.

Then what is the way to deal with acute constipation? Here are some helpful tips, quoting Boldsky.

1 week

Try consuming foods with osmotic intake such as milk. Milk can treat constipation because it contains magnesium. It will attract more fluids into the intestines, facilitating bowel movements. However, make sure your body is also well hydrated.

1-2 weeks

Stomach ache illustration (Cottonbro studio/Pexels)
Stomach ache illustration (Cottonbro studio/Pexels)

In such a case, you need a stimulant laxative that will stimulate the movement of the intestinal muscles. If the bowel movements are smooth, you must stop using them, so the body does not depend on the drugs.

More than 3 weeks

Defecation that is not excreted for more than 3 weeks has become chronic. You need to go to the doctor to get medical treatment.

How to get rid of constipation fast

If you want to get rid of constipation quickly, laxatives in tablet or gel form available market can indeed provide an instant solution. However,  you can also try the methods that MedicalNewsToday recommends below.

1. Drink sparkling water

Consumption of fluids in sufficient quantities can help smooth digestion clogged, especially sparkling water which according to one study can help better than plain water.

However, you should not choose carbonated drinks with high sugar. Excess sugar can actually cause more severe constipation.

2. Consume prebiotic fiber

Prebiotic fiber will be stored in the intestine and fermented, feeding the good bacteria that are responsible for digestion in the intestine.

Prebiotic fiber can be found in bananas, onions, garlic, apple peels, and nuts.

3. Consume foods that contain probiotics

As reported by, foods that contain good bacteria (probiotics) such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi can help improve disturbed digestion.

In addition, foods that contain probiotics such as yogurt can also overcome constipation by producing lactic acid and fatty acids that can stimulate bowel movements.

4. Drinking coffee

Caffeine in coffee will increase the urge to defecate. This is due to caffeine's ability to stimulate the muscles in the digestive system.

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