An individual facing difficulty to expel feces or distressed with hard stool may suffer from a condition of digestive tract known as constipation. This condition is manifested either in the form of infrequent passing of stool, difficulty in voiding stool or incomplete evacuation. Constipation may be considered if there are less than three bowel movements per week. Few people may experience severe constipation when there is one or less than one bowel movement per week. As a result of constipation, the feces become dry, hard, and result in painful, difficult, infrequent, unsatisfactory bowel movements, abdominal cramps, lack of appetite, bloating of abdomen etc. A child suffering from constipation may cry on account of passing stool.
The causative factor varies from person to person, few factors contributing to the development of constipation are low fiber diet, reduced intake of water, colon absorbing too much of fluids from food, Iron supplements, abuse of laxatives, certain underlying conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, hypothyroidism, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, diverticulitis, parkinsonism, inflammatory bowel disease, hypothyroidism, certain medications etc.
Along with Homeopathic treatment lifestyle and dietary modifications can alleviate the symptoms of chronic constipation. There is a promising cure for constipation in Homeopathy. With Homeopathic treatment, all cases of constipation respond well as it helps in improving the bowel motility. It also reduces the dependency on laxatives. Few Homeopathic remedies effective in treating constipation are Nux Vomica, Bryonia Alba, Lycopodium, Alumina, Silicea, Antimonium Crudum, Podophyllum Peltatum, Aesculus, Collinsonia, Ratanhia, Opium etc