Constipation or Costiveness or Dyschezia or Dyssynergic Defecation

Homeopathic treatment

Perhaps the primary reason for so many people to shift their treatment from conventional methods (allopathy) to alternative care options (homeopathy) for themselves is a concern regarding prolonged side effects.

The medicines used in the conventional or allopathy treatment of constipation are frequently associated with serious side effects.

Allopathic practitioners focus on the symptoms, not the causes of constipation which is not overlooked by a homeopathic doctor. In the conventional or allopathic treatment disease or symptoms are considered to be the actual problem and not addressing the underlying causes that produced the disease or symptom.

But homeopathy follows a different approach concentrating on the cause and taking constipation only as a symptom of the internal problem. For example constipation occurs in hypothyroidism where it is only a symptom and the root cause of it is deficient thyroid hormone.

The goal of homeopathy is to figure out why systems have weakened to cause a problem and then repair them, which results in long lasting healing.

In the conventional or allopathy treatment laxatives are prescribed for constipation. There are four types of laxatives: bulk-forming, stimulant, lubricant and saline. Commonly used is milk of magnesia. Laxatives can be habit forming.

Side effects of allopathic treatment are as follows:

  • Dehydration; moderate to severe diarrhea
  • Asthma
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle cramping
  • Nausea

The other methods used in the conventional or allopathic treatment are bowel retraining, enema, rectal suppositories and so on which provide temporary relief. Surgery may also be required in the severe cases of constipation, for example in cases of stricture of colon.

Constipation leads to acidity, heartburn which is treated by various antacids like ratidine, pantocid which if taken for a long time may aggravate the condition.

Homoeopathy is an amazing alternative as compared to conventional or allopathy medicinal or surgical treatments.

Constipation is caused by taking certain drugs like antacids, iron therapy, antidepressants and so on. Homeopathic medicines help removing constipation and gradually help you leave the other medications you are on. Remedies prescribed on the basis of complete case taking act holistically treating the other problems of the body as well.

The diseases like colonic inertia, hormonal disorders, diseases affecting colon like diabetes, dysfunction of the pelvic floor causing constipation as a major symptom can effectively be treated with homeopathy.

The treatment improves the blood supply of the colon and other parts of digestive system thus treating constipation.

The remedies strengthen the muscles of the colon helping them to contract and relax normally and this helps in treating constipation.

The day the patient starts taking homeopathic medicines, symptoms usually start improving. The treatment helps in avoiding surgery which is a complicated procedure altering the physical, mental, emotional and economical planes of a patient. Homeopathy helps working normally at home and work and save you from constipation and related troubles like flatulence, acidity, eructations which can be very embarrassing for you.

There are 468 homeopathy medicines which give great relief. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are designer made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same drugs or surgery although trade name may be different.

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What is constipation

Constipation is also known as costiveness, dyschezia, and dyssynergic defaecation.

It can be defined as:

  • Having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week.
  • Having stools which are hard, dry, small in size and difficult to eliminate.

Constipation means different things to different people. For many people, it simply means infrequent stools. For others, however, it means hard stools, difficulty passing stools (straining), or a sense of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement.

Some people think they are constipated if they do not have a bowel movement every day. However, normal stool elimination may be twice a day or five times a week, depending on the person. Some people who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating, and the sensation of a full bowel.

Before puberty, constipation appears to be equally common among girls and boys. After puberty and into young adulthood, females are more likely to develop it.

Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the USA and Western countries. Thirty four percent of parents in the United Kingdom reported their children aged 4-7 years had at least intermittent difficulties with constipation. Twenty eight percent of Brazilian children aged 8-10 years were constipated.

Causes

Habit

Bowel movements are under voluntary control. This means that the normal urge people feel when they need to have a bowel movement can be suppressed.

Medications

A frequently overlooked cause is medications. The most common offending medications include:

  • Antacids : Those containing aluminum hydroxide and calcium carbonate
  • Antispasmodic drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Iron tablets
  • Anticonvulsant drugs

Diet

Fiber is important in maintaining a soft, bulky stool. Diets that are low in fiber can, therefore, cause constipation. The best natural sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Hormonal disorders

Hormones can affect bowel movements. For example:

  • Too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) and too much parathyroid hormone (by raising the calcium levels in the blood) can cause constipation.
  • At the time of a woman's menstrual periods, estrogen and progesterone levels are high and may cause constipation. However, this is rarely a prolonged problem.
  • High levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy also can cause constipation.

Laxatives

One suspected cause of severe constipation is the overuse of stimulant laxatives (for example, Senna (Senokot), Castor oil, Isabgol (psylium husk), prune juice and certain herbs.

Diseases that affect the colon

There are many diseases that can affect the function of the muscles and / or nerves of the colon. These include diabetes, scleroderma, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Hirschsprung's disease, and Chagas disease. Cancer or narrowing (stricture) of the colon that blocks the colon likewise can cause a decrease in the flow of stool.

Colonic inertia

Colonic inertia is a condition in which the nerves and / or muscles of the colon do not work normally. As a result, the contents of the colon are not propelled through the colon normally.

Pelvic floor dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction (also known as outlet obstruction or outlet delay) refers to a condition in which the muscles of the lower pelvis that surround the rectum (the pelvic floor muscles) do not work normally. These muscles are critical for defecation (bowel movement). It is not known why these muscles fail to work properly in some people, but they can make the passage of stools difficult even when everything else is normal.

Symptoms

  • Difficulty in elimination of the hard fecal matter
  • Cramping in the lower abdomen
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Bad breath
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Coated tongue
  • Dullness on skin
  • Distended abdomen
  • Loss of appetite

How constipation is diagnosed

The patient's observations and medical history help a physician or doctor to diagnose constipation. The doctor uses his fingers to see if there is a hardened mass in the abdomen, and may perform a rectal examination. The investigations required include the following:

Lab tests

  • Examining a stool sample under a microscope
  • Full blood count and blood film
  • Thyroid function tests if hypothyroidism suspected

Imaging

  • Upright plain x-ray of your chest and abdomen
  • Barium enema may reveal a normal sized colon
  • Assessment of food movement

Procedures

  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Home remedies

  • Drink a glass of warm water empty stomach.
  • Take apple pectin; it helps with constipation and brings fibers into the body.
  • Take folic acid.
  • To clean and heal the digestive systems take aloe vera juice twice a day.
  • Ginger tea is a great home remedy. It helps start bowel movement.
  • Yerba mate in tea form is very helpful.
  • Eat lots of fruits, green vegetables like cabbage, peas, carrots and so on.
  • Often a simple stroll in the park can relieve constipation.
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sir I have chronic constipation. it is very difficult for me to eliminate bowel.I have to exert pressure for elimination. it is my daily rouitne..I take 7-8 litre of water daily an I I dont eat oily food.I do exercise. I take hot water in the morning but there is no result .. sir I have taken a long time treatment in homeopathy but still there is no result. please help

Rahul
Aug 12, 2017 11:52 am Reply

I am consine to bed due to accident, i have cronic constipation, plz advice me which medicine we take for cronic constipation

Rajesh Kumar Singh
Sep 30, 2016 2:44 am Reply

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