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7 Constipation Relief Methods

I had constipation problems ever since I was a kid. I remembered going to the hospital often to get a rocket pill pushed up my anus.

I was afraid of constipation. Being a kid, I thought that there will be a day where I will die of constipation poisoning. I imagined poisonous gas traveling in my veins all over my body up to the brain. I didn’t really care about my condition until after university. I found 7 very useful and natural ways to treat constipation forever. I have not used laxatives since 1 year ago. Anyways, here are the 7 constipation relief ways to help improve your health. =)

  1. Water
  2. Drink 4.5L of water everyday. I have a 1.5L tupperware which I refill 3 times throughout the day. That should make sure that I meet the minimum requirements of my body’s daily water intake.

  3. Psyllium husks
  4. Bulk-forming (fiber) laxatives pass through the body undigested. The fibers attract water to the intestine, absorb the water and swell to form a soft, bulky stool. The bulky mass stimulates the intestinal muscles and speeds the stool transit time through the colon. Lots of water is needed for it to work.

  5. Fruits
  6. Common fruits contain lotsa fiber. It doesn’t matter as long as it is moist and delicious to eat. Use these every day for desert or in between meal. Use more than normal to get rid of constipation.

  7. Exercise
  8. Regular exercise helps your digestive system stay active and healthy. The contraction and relaxation of the muscles helps the intestines to more effectively move stools through the digestive tract. You don’t need to become a great athlete. A 20- to 30-minute walk every day may help.

  9. Vegetables
  10. Raw vegetables are the same as fruits. They have lotsa fiber that adds bulk to the intestines and creates well-formed stools that are easier to pass.

  11. Hot Tea / Coffee
  12. A hot cup of coffee in the afternoon works for me. Seriously. Although caffeine tend to dry out the digestive system, it is also a stimulant.

  13. Proper squatting position
  14. Use a platform to sit in the natural toilet bowl position. When the body’s full weight is on the feet and the pelvis is suspended like a cradle, your thighs will compress abdominal cavity to produce a natural laxative effect.

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