Causes

  • Due to weak digestive power, incorrect eating patterns, not taking enough fluids, having low fiber diet, sedentary lifestyle, and poor bowel evacuation.
  • Intake of oily, spicy, fried and junk foods.
  • Due to anxiety, jealousy, fear, and sorrow.

Symptoms

  • Flatulence
  • Heaviness in body
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Lack of appetite
  • Pain in anus while defecating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Belching

Ayurvedic Treatment

  • According to Ayurveda the main reason of constipation is the vitiation of the Kapha and pitta dosha. If constipation is untreated it may further lead to problems like heaviness in abdomen, sluggishness, headache, and loss of appetite.
  • One should eat more raw vegetables, and fruits like tomato, beetroot, papaya, and sugarcane for a proper bowel movement.
  • Other Ayurvedic herbs that may help are Triphala (amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki), Psyllium Husk, Aloe Vera, etc.
  • Ayurvedic therapies such as purgation therapy (Virechana Karma) and enema therapy (Vashti Karma) are helpful for treating acute constipation. These Ayurvedic treatments must be taken only in the presence of an Ayurvedic expert.

 

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Increase the intake of fruits, cooked vegetables, fiber, apple and ripe banana.
  • Eat whole grains, nuts, warmly prepared food, and avoid stale food.
  • Drink 7-8 glass of lukewarm water, take daily walks for 20-30 minutes, mid-morning soup with spinach and tomato, and avoid meat as it causes constipation.
  • Do not remove bran from the flour as it clears the intestine, and avoid refined foods like white flour, pasta, bread, pizza and white rice, ice cream, chilled drinks etc.
  • Disturbing psychological factors should be avoided while having a meal.

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