Hard stool in adults and obstipation

Hard stool and obstipation in adults

Constipation in adults is an increasingly common problem due to the hectic lifestyle and poor diet. Industrial processed food and lack of fiber in the diet is the main prerequisite for that. Unregularly going to the bathroom and indigestion are usually accompanied with other problems: bloating of the stomach, frequent headaches, moodiness, migraine, stomach cramps, weakness and many other inconveniences.

Is not a problem only in adults, there is constipation in pregnancy as well as is small babies which will also write on our website in the upcoming articles. In adults, the underlying cause is an unhealthy diet and lack of movement. People who have chronic constipation and irregular bowel movements certainly should consult their doctor. Gymnastics, walking, swimming, raw food in your daily diet and herbs can significantly reduce discomfort.

Constipation and obstipation 

Before we go into the natural treatment of constipation and obstipation we need to clarify these concepts. When there is the absence of spontaneous bowel movements it is called obstipation, whereas constipation is a condition in which people have a meager, hard, dry stool. Hard stool can occur suddenly or a period or occurs as chronic constipation.

Sometimes only small changes in the diet are sufficient to mitigate the problems while in severe cases you need medical attention. We should not forget that constipation can be just a prelude to some serious disease such as irritable bowel syndrome in which the prison and diarrhea alternately appear.

The treatment obstipation and constipation

When the man is caught up with some of the mentioned problems he or she first tries to solve the problem alone, by going to the health food store. We support any kind of alternative treatment without chemicals and the like but to really help yourself you must be trained and understand each food and herbs individually. Any quick and instant solution to improve digestion and solve constipation usually is accompanied by failure.

Senna tea is best against the hard stool  

What we usually run into the aforementioned stores are laxative sweets and teas from senna leaf (Cassia angustifolia) as well as a variety of bran cereal. Constipation in adults is not a trivial problem and requires patience and proper approach. It is an excellent first aid to treat obstipation. What many do not know is that the laxative from this plant should not be used more than 3-5 days, unless your doctor recommends otherwise.

If you overdo it with senna natural reflex for bowel movements can become completely absent, there are a painful spasms in the stomach during defecation, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting. This plant increases the excretion of potassium from the body, which result in cramps in addition you may have disorders of heart beat, muscle weakness, intense menstrual bleeding, diarrhea and blood in the urine and albumin. Senna cannot be used in conjunction with diuretics, corticosteroids, and cardiotonic drugs because they break down all the potassium as well as with antiarrhythmic agents.
For indigestion wheat bran is great

Whether it comes to wheat bran, rye, barley or oatmeal they are definitely a better solution than senna. Diet fiber of bran is an excellent solution for better digestion and regular bowel movements.

Submerge 3 tablespoons of bran in 2.5 dl of liquid of your choice, it can be a probiotic yogurt, vegetable soup, tea, chamomile, fennel tea mint tea, freshly squeezed juice, fresh compote. Choose the bran you can tolerate the taste of, do not eat anything that does not suit you. Recommendation of nutritionists is that you do not only use bran for treatment of obstipation.

Constipation in adults is best treated by a combination of bran and cereal, as well as fiber from fruits and vegetables that favors people who are intolerant to gluten. So it is recommended to eat one day wheat bran, oatmeal next for breakfast and during the day as much as dietary fiber from fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, Swiss chard, spinach, cauliflower and nuts.

Squats - exercises for the stomach that start the lazy bowels

Regular physical activity is essential for better digestion. Squats are an excellent choice, they simply massage the bowels. Bad digestion is treated by every day exercise, so do not be lazy and start with 5 to 10 squats a day and increase their number to at least 15 to 20 squats a day and also proper diet will solve a major problem.

Constipation and obstipation are treated with various products and there is a huge market for them, please note that these are not long-term solution. For the treatment of prison the only remedy is proper nutrition and regular physical activity. Also herbs can contribute to healing effect.

How to treat constipation with herbs

Recipe No. 1:

Tea blend for the treatment of prison and bloated stomach

You need:
  • 1 pinch of marjoram
  • 1 pinch of anise
  • 2 pinches of senna leaves
  • 1 pinch of elder plant

The prepared mixture is poured with 2 dl of boiling water, cover and after 2 hours, strain it. Tea needs to be drunk before bedtime, do not use more than a few days.

Recipe no. 2

Tea from alder buckthorn, a shrub with purple-red berries
  • A teaspoon of dried bark of buckthorn put in 1.5 ml of water to cook for 25 minutes.
  • Cover and leave for 4-9 hours.
  • Strain and drink before bedtime

Recipe No.3

Wormwood tea for treatment of obstipation 
  • 2-3 teaspoons of wormwood pour with 2 dl of boiling water
  • cover and leave for 10 minutes to rest
  • take 1 spoon before eating

Wormwood is a bitter so you should only pour boiling water over it never cook it

Recipe No.4

Plumbs against obstipation

For a plum to be cure and not a compote we need to remove sugar and acid so it is treated in the following way:
  • 20 prunes (10 for each main meal), in the evening cut with a knife and like that we leave them overnight in a plenty of water to acidify. In morning we spill the water away. They are cooked in a large amount of water (for 1 kg of plums we need 6 liters of water). Pour the boiling water and cook for 2-3 hours. Every half hour, discard the water in which it boiled and pour the same amount of warm water. At the end of plums have to swim in a completely colorless liquid. Only plums are used for food and water should spilled away. Plums should be eaten lukewarm before eating. Some people have to gradually adapt and take only 2-3 plums. In the case of lazy intestines plums can be cooked with cumin. Thus prepared plum gives the best result when the liver is tired and cannot perform its function of removing toxins coming from the bowels, constipation in most cases will not return.

Recipe No.5

Plumbs with figs
  • 3 plumbs, 3 figs and 100 grams of water
  • Figs and prunes in the evening are finely sliced and covered with 100 grams of water and left overnight
  • Eat immediately lukewarm in the morning on an empty stomach

Recipe no. 6

Cleaning the stomach and intestines
  • 7-8 leaves of elder plant is poured with 2 dl of boiling water and cooked on low heat for 8 minutes, then drain and leave it to cool
  • After a while, add a teaspoon of honey.

This is a great drink for the treatment of constipation, cleanses the blood, liver, kidney, stomach, lungs and rash.

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