Bloating and constipation: “soft” solutions: 7 tips to finally solve your digestion problems. With Dr. Jacqueline Warnet, physician hepato-gastroenterologist.

Become aware of the problem

It is a dysfunction that affects two women for a man. The most common problems are bloating with transit disorders such as diarrhea or constipation and abdominal pain which may be accompanied by difficulty in digestion.

Bloating and constipation: "soft" solutions
Bloating and constipation: “soft” solutions

Treat your problems before they degrade your health

Absolutely. You should not neglect them on the pretext that they do not put you “KO.” In the long run, they can cause “hyperpermeability” of the mucous membranes of the intestine and be responsible for many physical and even pathological disorders. This can range from ulcerative colitis (bloody diarrhea) to acne, osteoarthritis, asthma, eczema, chronic fatigue up to epilepsy.

Beware of certain drugs

A bad diet, too rich in fat and sugar. The presence of parasites, taking certain medications such as antibiotics, pill or antidepressants. However, above all, it is necessary to relearn to chew because the beginning of the digestion begins in the mouth.

Watch your moods

The intestine is also referred to as a “second brain.” Because it is composed of a million neurons and a multitude of nerve endings, it reacts to our psychological state. Had spasms the night before an exam? From vomiting during intense anxieties or fears?

Most patients who consult for a digestive problem with disorders of mood and behavior, exacerbated by stress. The opposite An unbalanced flora, which improperly assimilates food, can lead to mood swings.

Opt for sustainable solutions

First by finding the pleasure of eating quietly sitting at the table. Agitation disrupts the digestive secretions. The meal should be a pleasant and attractive moment. An excellent plate, beautiful colors, pleasant odors … We begin digestion in front of the restaurant card as in the supermarket shelves. Then rebalancing our diet with vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids but also magnesium, iron, and minerals.

Discover the virtues of internal hydration

Avoid soft drinks for bloating. Drink one and a half liters of water a day. Beware of water tea and coffee that does not participate in the hydration of the body. For constipation, eat fruits and vegetables. Also, eat healthy fatty acids. For example 3 tablespoons a day of a mixture of olive oil and rapeseed.

Bet on relaxation techniques

Relaxation methods learn to breathe and rebalance the body. Stomach massage is also effective in relaxing contractions. It can be practiced by massaging the abdomen in a clockwise direction. Think also about plants: lemon balm, gentian or passionflower help digestion, artichoke and black radish detoxify the liver … Nevertheless, if a digestive disorder is established, it is imperative to consult.