How to treat constipation

You suffer from constipation if you rarely go to the toilet or (less than three times a week) if your stools are hard, or you suffer from both of these symptoms at once. The stools will be more or less hard according to the people. The causes of constipation are many, but the treatment will be the same for most good reasons: here are some tips for treating constipation.

How to treat constipation
How to treat constipation

You will need:

  • Water
  • laxative

Instructions :

1.Symptomatic treatment should be initiated in all patients with constipation of functional etiology. Symptomatic treatment involves treating the symptoms of a disease and not those causes. This means that your constipation may be the symptom of another ailment. However, symptomatic treatment will only focus on it.

2.We recommend that you follow a diet rich in fiber that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and even some spices and by practicing a physical activity such as the implementation of a routine of exercises to muscle Its abdominal that will directly stimulate your intestine.

3.You should eliminate all non-essential medications, and that may interfere with the functioning of your gut. Talk with your doctor who can see you what medications you are taking, and that can promote this condition.

4.Drinking a lot during the day helps fight constipation. Water contributes to relaxing the stomach, which stimulates the intestinal function. The consistency of the fecal matter is inversely related to the retention of water.

5.You should increase the proportion of fiber in your diet (eat fruits with skin, leafy vegetables, whole grains). Another useful strategy is to eat oats flakes that are full of a thousand virtues well beyond being advocated in the treatment of constipation.

6.Do not hurry when you are in the toilet. It should be done after breakfast since your bowel will be more active at that time. Take your time, relax, bring a book or newspaper with you and stay there for the time you need.

7.Almost all laxatives are discouraged if you use systematically, except those that increase the volume of stools.

8.The best-known example of this laxative is psyllium. In most cases, laxatives are efficient and safe. The dose is two teaspoons or 2 tablets per day. The laxative effect begins after 24 hours. You should take it with water (250 ml every two teaspoons).

9.Calcium polycarbophil is another example of laxative that you can take with doses of 2 to 8 tablets per day, just like polyethylene glycol at doses of 2 tablets per day.

10.Stimulating or irritating laxatives increase intestinal motility. Phenolphthalein, bisacodyl, cascara. The use of stimulant or irritant laxatives should be avoided.

11.Osmotic laxatives are not recommended because of their adverse effects, high costs and you need 48 hours before they act.

12.Softening agents are laxatives better tolerated by your stomach, but its chronic use can interfere with intestinal absorption.


If you only go once a week and you do not get treatment, it does not matter if you do not have any discomfort.

You should not overdo the irritating laxatives, or you should stop your treatment.