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The causes of constipation are many.

1. Check yourself for thyroid
2. Food sensitivity- e.g dairy for lactose intolerant, some are sensitive to legumes and even grains as well." data-share-imageurl="">

Further asked questions are should I be concerned? Do I need to add back in some fiber.

 

constipation, causes for constipation, remedies for constipation

 

The causes of constipation are many.

1. Check yourself for thyroid
2. Food sensitivity- e.g dairy for lactose intolerant, some are sensitive to legumes and even grains as well.
3. Pregnancy can also cause constipation, not only from the hormonal changes, but also because of the amount of space the fetus takes up and the angle of the uterus relative to the colon. While it doesn’t happen to all women, it’s fairly common, and it’s certainly uncomfortable. 
4. Vitamin C deficiency can be one of the cause.
5. Stress, anxiety and depression can lead to irritable bowel syndrome.

Remedies

1. Drink adequate amounts of water if you are dehydrated colon is deprived of fluid which hardens the bowel movements and hence hard painful and difficult to pass bowels.
2. Exercise regularly there are few floor exercises to ease the problem. Some specific yoga poses are commonly helpful: for example, try lying flat on your back, and pulling one knee up to your stomach. Hold it there for a few minutes, then switch knees. Sit-ups and other abdominal exercises also help some people. 
3. probiotics- supplemental bacteria in pill or fermented foods like curd) or non-dairy probiotic supplement. Prebiotics-supplements that nourish friendly gut bacteria, 9. Increase intake of fibre of upto 25gms – source vegetables.
4. Magnesium supplementation helps – note: calcium to magnesium ratio to be balanced.
Magnesium citrate to be preferred over magnesium oxide due to its better absorption. To be taken at bedtime.

5. Vinegar or apple cider vinegar 1tbsp in warm water increases the stomach acid and can help.
6. Caffeine – Being a simulant and diuretic, draws water to the bowels making it easier to pass. That explains your morning cuppa J.
7. Abdominal massage is a more involved form of physical therapy that was once much more commonly prescribed as a treatment for constipation than it is now. We do use it for our toddlers don’t we mommies.

While for few constipation might just be temporary side-effect of your suddenly healthy lifestyle as body takes a week or two to adjust to new things.
One should expect to get rid of constipation in 3 days, without any laxative by itself or correcting the above mentioned causes. One should avoid dependency on any medication like laxatives as it can make the matter even worst.
If bowel moves even once in 3 days without causing any discomfort one doesn’t need to worry. Its just a signal “Less shit in, less shit out “.
Constipation is more a symptom than a problem in itself, and the best way to treat it is to find out what’s causing it. Hence one of the above should work for you. Some do have their magic working potions which we would love to hear in comments.

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The causes of constipation are many.

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2. Food sensitivity- e.g dairy for lactose intolerant, some are sensitive to legumes and even grains as well." data-share-imageurl="">