In medical terms, severe constipation is a situation when one feels difficulty in passing stools on regular basis and fails to make bowels empty.
Constipation is a very common phenomenon in humans and is termed the mother of all diseases. Constipation can be experienced at any age but is mostly seen in aged persons and pregnant women.
Anyone who has the following signs and symptoms will be considered as constipated:
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Constipation is seen in men and women of every age. Everyone who is constipated may have one or more of the following causes.
It is not difficult for a doctor to diagnose constipation as its symptoms are very common. Doctors need not have any specific tests to identify the problem. Normally a comprehensive talk with the patient is enough to diagnose the condition and help the patient to get rid of the problem. However, sometimes doctors advise some tests if symptoms are severe.
Physical examination is done by a physician by pressing the abdomen with hands and fingers.
It is an internal checkup of the rectum that helps doctors to find out the presence of any solid waste in the rectum. It also helps in the diagnosis of consistency of stool and the presence of any abnormality or tumor.
Blood tests may be needed to check hormone levels.
It is done to diagnose any blockage in the colon. In this test, the patient is asked to swallow liquid barium and the doctor takes X-ray images of the colon.
This is the checking of the colon by passing a camera through the anus.
Constipation, if caught at an early stage, can be treated even by taking fiber, excess water, doing exercise, and using natural constipation remedies. During winter, the patient should use guava fruit daily to get quick relief. Also using lukewarm water (Neem Garam Water) during winter greatly helps in curing constipation without requiring any medical treatment.
Laxatives are given to the patients as a remedy for constipation. Although it helps in relieving constipation sometimes patient gets addicted of these laxatives. Allopathic treatment is although effective but time taking and sometimes lifelong.
Homeopathic treatment has been proved to be very successful in curing mild and severe constipation. Homeopathic medicines help in regulating the bowel’s movement and provide a permanent remedy for constipation. As compared to the allopathic mode of treatment homeopathic treatment is not only less costly but also time effective.
Following medicines are commonly used to cure constipation in homeopathy under different conditions:
Perfect and effective medicine for constipation because of sluggish lifestyle.
Constipation with constant unsatisfactory desire most prominent symptom of nux vomica.
Many patients are fully cured of IBS after using nux vomica in one important symptom constipation alternate diarrhea.
Constant uneasiness feeling in the rectum.
Bryonia can be useful for severe constipation if the patient has excessive thirst.
Constipation associated with all mucus membrane is dry.
Stool hard and dry.
Color of stool brown.
Best in curing constipation in case of obesity.
Knotty stool united with mucus.
Best for children in curing constipation.
No desire to pass stool.
Even a soft stool is passed with difficulty.
Best in case of receding stool.
Please note that you should NOT use any of these mentioned medicines on your own. We have listed these medicines for educational and information purposes only. Only an experienced homeopathic doctor can suggest you right medicine after looking at your signs and symptoms.