The first question on most people's lips when they hear the term IBS is, what is it? The most important answer is that IBS is unlikely to be life-threatening. If you are in the unfortunate situation of experiencing pain in your digestive system, then you must see your medical practitioner/doctor to confirm that you do not have a serious condition i.e. the pain in your gut may be symptoms of something serious. This confirmation process will probably require a series of tests e.g. Barium Meal, Blood Tests to name but a few.
Here is how to build a natural smoothie that can stop constipation, relieve acne, improve your skin and give you more energy. The smoothie base is liquid slurry that can be used to add more natural ingredients.
The liquid base can be made from various fresh juices or rice, oat, or almond milks. I stay away from milk since milk creates mucus along the gastrointestinal lining.
Constipation refers to any irregularity in, or absence of, bowel movements. The slow movement of food through the large intestine and the amount of time the waste remains in the colon are factors that contribute to constipation. More and more water is absorbed while the waste is in our body and the stool becomes drier and bulky thus more difficult to pass. Home remedies can help in relieving constipation.
Constipation is no fun. Sometimes it can be painful. But the cause of your sluggish bowels is often easy to find.
Constipation may be defines as a common disturbance of the digestive tract. It is difficulty with irregular bowel movements, or passing hard and dry stool. Constipation is the major cause of many diseases as it produces toxins which find their way into the bloodstream and are carried to all parts of the body. Appendicitis, rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, cataract, and cancer are few of the diseases in which chronic constipation is an important predisposing factor.
The stomach churns and mixes food so it can be digested.
Constipation is a major problem for millions of people around the world.
The culprits are widespread and well known: Not enough water and exercise -- too much junk food.
Constipation or irregularity, is a condition of the digestive system where a person (or animal) experiences hard feces that are difficult to eliminate; it may be extremely painful, and in severe cases (fecal impaction) lead to symptoms of bowel obstruction. It can also be referred as irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis. Constipation is associated with having bowel movements less often then every three days. Most often related to decreased colon activity.
Some people go three times a day. Others, three times a week. Fine. But what if the person who goes three times a day suddenly can't go even once a day?
Now that's what you call constipation. In other words, whether or not you're constipated depends on how often you normally move your bowels. True, 83 percent of Americans go at least once a day, according to one survey.
Emphasize fiber. "You don't see much constipation in countries with high-fiber diets," observes Marion Nestle, Ph.D., chairperson of nutrition and food studies at New York University in New York City. "You see it in countries like the United States, where many people eat a low-fiber diet."
To increase your fiber intake, Dr. Nestle recommends eating whole grains, beans, fruits, or vegetables at every meal and as snacks. Wheat bran, the leading constipation preventive, is an ingredient in dozens of breakfast cereals such as All-Bran and Bran Buds.
Get moving to get things moving. Exercise stimulates peristalsis. There's no need to run a marathon, Dr. Pizzomo says. A brisk walk for 1/2 hour each day usually does the trick.
Relax to release. At the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, researchers taught biofeedback to 29 children who had trouble with chronic constipation because they couldn't relax their anal sphincters.
According to the 1996 National Health Interview Survey, about 3 million people in the United States have frequent constipation. Those reporting constipation most often are women and adults age 65 and over. Pregnant women may have constipation, and it is a common problem following childbirth or surgery. To understand constipation, it helps to know how the colon (large intestine) works. As food moves through the colon, it absorbs water while forming waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the colon push the stool toward the rectum.