CONSTIPATION

Constipation is having slow bowel movements causing hard stools, abdominal pain etc. Inability to completely evacuate the bowels is constipation. If not treated in time, it leads to other complications such as piles, fissures etc. Poor dietary habits, lack of exercise are main causes of this problem.

Symptoms
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence, bloating
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Hard stools
Do’s
  • Exercise regularly
  • Have a fibre rich diet
  • Adequate amount of water
  • Eat whole grains and nuts
  • Have warm water for drinking
Don’ts
  • Avoid refined foods like white flour, bread, white rice etc
  • Red meat
  • Cold drinks, chilled drinks
Home Remedies
  • Soak overnight 10/15 dried grapes in cup of water. Drink the water and chew the grapes for good bowel movements
  • Have one teaspoon of ghee with cup of warm water or milk