Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. It may also be described as having a hard stool, difficulty in passing or straining and taking time to pass as well as having the feeling of incomplete emptying.
Overtime, stool remain in the colon making it more difficult to pass leading to chronic condition and giving rise to complication like Haemorrhoids, Anal fissure, Faecal impaction, Rectal prolapse. In the majority of cases, it occurs due to lifestyle factors. 10% cases occur due to medical problems like T.B, diabetes, spinal diseases/injuries. Few cases occur when the intestine gets occluded somewhere, needing surgical intervention. Click here to learn more about causes of constipation.
According to Ayurveda, Constipation is of Vata origin with qualities like dryness and hardness. A balance among the tridosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) is necessary for health. Vitiated three doshas (predominantly vata) and low or deranged digestive fire lead to constipation.
Severity and nature of constipation varies from person to person, Because the body type or constitution of each individual is different. In a person with Vata constitution the severity of acidity is more than the rest of the type. So the treatment is also different for them.
At FMH Clinic, each individual is analysed constitutionally (using AI) followed by proper Ayurvedic disease diagnosis and then we provide personalized herbal mix, that is unique to each individual according to their body constitution and identifying the underlying factors (dosha) of their condition and help to treat them from the root.
Allopathic laxatives and stool softeners might seem like a quick relief, but it is just a symptomatic relief only.
FMH personalized supplements are made up from a combination of best suited natural herbs and formulations that can help regularize the imbalanced doshas, also help to address your symptoms by treating the root causes, maintain physical and mental health and create inner harmony. Multi-action herbs of FMH personalized supplement gently heals your body from inside by
- Stimulating digestion and bowel peristalsis
- Maintain the normal digestive function and help to prevent future occurrence
The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem persists then should consider the following treatment protocol.
Lifestyle tips for relieving constipation.
- Drink more water
- Eat more fibre, especially soluble, non-fermentable fibre
- Exercise more
- Don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement.