Are you closed at the slightest change? Does your belly ‘strike’, whenever you go on holiday, eat something unusual or even before menstruation? Find the right laxative.
Why is this happening?
The gut is an organ that functions according to established habit and is very sensitive to change. It is similar to the brain in that it has many nerve endings. It is enough to leave the house and find yourself in another environment for a drop in peristalsis.
Eat two kiwis or four to five plums. Prunes contain a lot of pectin, which speeds up digestion and cleanses toxic substances from the body through feces. Prune and fig compote helps in case of constipation and hemorrhoids. Chop 150 grams of prunes and figs and cook them in two cups of hot water until the mass thickens. Enjoy as a spread. You can cook the same amount of fruit in a liter of water until it boils. Drink three cups of compote a day and eat cooked fruit. If you are still constipated after all this, take a laxative. Start with the minimum dose, then increase it slowly and as needed. It is best to use a mini enema based on chamomile and saline solution first. You can buy it at the pharmacy, it is effective in 50 percent of cases. Use as needed, twice a week. Among the laxatives we ingest,Cassia senna and Cassia angustifolia ), which you can also get at the pharmacy. Unlike herbal preparations, they are dosed so that you can regulate their intake into the body.
Laxatives usually start working within minutes. They are treated as emergency medications: if you take them too often, addiction can occur and the bowel will eventually stop performing its function. Laxatives are best in case you need to ‘open’ the gut.
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A trick to stimulate bowel function: warm water with lemon. In the morning, drink half a glass of warm water on an empty stomach, in which you squeezed the juice of half a lemon. Bring the water to a boil first, then allow to cool to room temperature, then add the lemon juice.