Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. The stool can be hard and dry. Sometimes it is painful to pass. At one time or another, almost everyone gets constipated. In most cases, it lasts a short time and is not serious. It is not important that you have a bowel movement every day. If your bowel habits change, however, check with your doctor.
Symptoms of Constipation:
Common causes of constipation:
Complications of chronic constipation :
Some of the complications of chronic constipation include:
Ayurvedic View :
Constipation is called Malabaddhata, vibandha in Ayurveda. It is due to vata imbalance and blockage of channels. Apana vata is responsible for the free flow/expulsion of stool. When the function of Apana vata is significantly affected, it results in constipation.
Causes of vibandha/ constipation :
Treatment of Constipation/ Vibandha in Ayurveda:
Ayurvedic treatment for constipation aims at lifestyle modifications such as scheduling regular meal times, responding to natural urges timely, high fluid and high fiber intake, exercise to stimulate and strengthen the muscles of the intestinal tract along with administration of carminatives and mild laxatives.
Long term sufferers might be advised to undergo specific Panchakarma Ayurvedic Treatment procedures like Sneha Vasti ( medicated oil enema) and/or Kashaya Vasti (medicated decoction enemas) after a course of snehana and swedana to correct the deranged apana vayu.
Ayurvedic formulations used for constipation are:
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