Do you often strain during motions?
Do you experience hard and lumpy stools?
Do you experience the feeling of incomplete evacuation?
Do you often feel the urge to pass stools but are unsuccessful in doing so?
Do you often feel the lack of freshness even after passing motion?
Are you always worried about gases?
Do you constantly feel bloated and full?
Do you have indigestion & acidity?
Do you experience loss in appetite?
Do you suffer from abdominal pain?
Do you spend a lot of time in the toilet?
Do you experience irregular and untimely motion?
Are there any days that go by without motion?
If your answer is a yes for 5 or more of the above questions, then you may be suffering from constipation. Depending on the severity of symptoms you might have a mild or chronic form of constipation.
Let’s help you understand Constipation
(in a better way)
Constipation is a common digestive disorder that affects people of all age groups. A normal frequency of motion for an individual may vary from 3 times a day to 3 times in a week. Decrease in the normal frequency of motion along with the symptoms stated above is a sign of constipation.
Common Causes of Constipation
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Low fiber diet (comprising of less fruits, vegetables and cereals)
Not drinking enough fluids
Change in the daily routine or lifestyle especially eating habits
Not going for motion when one feels an urge
Pregnancy may lead to constipation
Obesity or being Over-Weight
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Side Effects of certain medicines
Obstruction in the Bowel Movement or other Medical Conditions
Most people experience one or the other symptom of constipation at some point of time in their lives. Normally a change in lifestyle and dietary habits along with common home remedies often eases the symptoms and relieves them of constipation. But as documented in various medical researches around the world, constipation presents as a chronic digestive disorder for around 12-15% of the population at a given point in time.
It affects the quality of life of the person in many ways!
Start of the day never goes as planned!
Fear of taking long distance trips!
Feel the pinch when unable to enjoy one’s favourite food!
Plagued by thoughts of toilet!
Embarrassed at social gathering about foul smell!
Often experience irritability and mood swings!
But often people ignore the symptoms and undermine the associated discomfort. They are unaware that if left untreated constipation might lead a host of other diseases viz. Haemorrhoids (Piles), Anal Fissure, Rectal Prolapse, Intestinal Obstruction, Fecal Impaction, Sigmoid Volvulus and also profoundly affect the cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune systems.
In our experience of treating around 1 lakh patients with constipation at our specialized proctology hospitals for over 8 years, we have found that when common interventions and home remedies stop working, specialized treatment is necessary depending on the severity of symptoms.
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Treatment of Constipation
A mild form of constipation is a lifestyle disorder which affects people occasionally, with less severe symptoms. It is caused mostly because of a stressful lifestyle and improper eating habits like consumption of irregular and insufficient meals, inadequate fiber in food and less water intake. It is found to be typically affecting people of the younger age because of growing irregularities in lifestyle. If mild constipation is left untreated for long, it can worsen the health condition or may lead to chronic constipation. Mild constipation presents with at least 3 or more of the following symptoms for more than 2-3 weeks.
Decrease in the normal frequency of motion
Hard or lumpy stool
Straining during motion
Acidity and indigestion
Flatulence (passing foul gases)
Constac is a mild and safe ayurvedic laxative which has been scientifically developed, clinically proven, uniquely processed and found effective by several doctors and thousands of patients in the treatment of mild to moderate form of constipation and its symptoms. It can be regularly taken by the patient for both prevention and treatment of mild to moderate constipation.
Chronic constipation is a condition with severe symptoms, present for a longer duration, typically for 3 or more months. It may significantly affect the personal as well as professional life of the patient. It is commonly observed in the older population but is growing in all age groups lately. Chronic constipation is characterized by at least 3 or more of the following symptoms:
Fewer than 3 motions in a week
The need to strain at least 25% of the time during motions
A feeling of not being able to complete your motion (at least 25% of the time)
Hard or lumpy stool (at least 25% of the time)
Stomach ache and cramps
Hyper-acidity and acute indigestion
Feeling of bloating
Feeling of fullness with loss of desire to eat, nausea
Extremely foul smelling feces and flatulence
Needing help to empty your rectum
(such as using your hands to press on your abdomen
or using a finger to remove stool from your rectum)