The signs and symptoms of Constipation include cramps, bad breath, hemorrhoids, straining, fatigue, hard-dry-small-infrequent stools, feeling of fullness. For more detailed information, see these recent books on constipation causes and cures.
Constipation is delayed and irregular bowel movements. There are many potential causes, some of them diseases requiring medical treatment. Some of the more common causes are poor dietary habits (too much sugar, too much salt, too few fruits and vegetables, too little water), emotional stress, medications, overuse of laxatives, aging, resisting bowel movements and inactivity.
If symptoms continue or return despite a high fiber diet with plenty of water, see your doctor because Constipation can be the symptom of more serious conditions.
Because Constipation can cause or worsen other medical conditions, it should be seriously dealt with. While laxatives can relieve a temporary condition, they actually worsen constipation if used regularly. With a FEW (Fiber, Exercise, Water) simple life-style changes, most cases of constipation can be eliminated. Fiber is easy to add to your diet using fruits and vegetables, or to supplement using tablets or powders made from natural plant materials. A good aerobic or anaerobic Exercise program can strengthen your intestinal muscles. Make sure you're drinking 2-3 quarts of water each day to lubricate your whole system. Supplement your diet with natural Multi-Vitamins and Multi-Minerals, along with extra doses of the following to cleanse you of waste products and strengthen your immune system:
Vitamin C and
Organic Germanium; 300-450mg divided into 3 doses a day.
Garlic; 3 cloves per day.
Omega 3; 3 per day, 1 at beginning of each meal.
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