Alternate therapy for constipation

Alternate therapy for constipation

Deciphering your lab tests and reports often tell you a lot about your body and its various organs. But what if sensors are placed on some specific parts to give you a detailed feedback on their functioning? Ah! Sounds strange, isn’t it?

Biofeedback is a treatment which uses this principle to treat a wide variety of physical disorders including chronic constipation. Depending on the severity of the problem, one can opt for biofeedback so as to gain insights and knowledge of how their body responds. BFT is an instrument based learning process. Let’s understand how it helps to cure constipation problems. 

Normally, when a person bears down for defecation, the muscles of the pelvic floor and external anal sphincter should relax. But if these muscles are squeezed involuntarily then this condition is known as Dyssynergic Defecation. And to treat this problem, small sensors are placed in your genital areas or your abdomen and you shall be asked to bear down in the position you generally have a bowel movement. To measure the behavior of external and sphincter muscle, a visual monitor is placed. The patient can watch these activities and through trial and error can change the responses. The therapists thus provide appropriate feedback and advise you on how to improvise your system. Though, this might sound a little embarrassing right now but trust me it has proven to be effective for people who are comfortable with it. 

Apart from this, few home remedies to fight constipation:

  • Eat more flax seeds as they are rich in dietary fiber, proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids. 

  • Satiate your taste buds with more fruits (Papaya, pineapple, peaches, etc.) and vegetables (spinach, carrots, broccoli, beans, etc.)
  • Any disorder? Just fill yourself with water! Well, that rhymes and simplifies my statement as well. 

So if you are struggling with constipation don’t be shy to ask your physician regarding this treatment.


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