When was the last time you did your big business in the washroom? 1 day? 3 days? 1 week? Naturally, we should all be cleaning our bowels at least once a day, and if you are, consider yourself fortunate.

Many people may only go three times a week, this is a sign of constipation, which is a condition in which your bowels are unable to empty effectively on a regular basis.

According to the UKM Medical Centre consulting physician and gastroenterologist in Malaysia, constipation affects between 20% and 35% of Malaysia's population. There are  people who suffer from constipation for years and have bowel movements only once a month. 

Just imagine the horror of you only having to empty your bowels 12 times a year. 

Symptoms of Constipation

A human body is often said to be a miraculous worker. Your body will constantly send you signals if anything is wrong. It is up to you to recognize these symptoms to know if you are experiencing constipation. 

Here are some warning signs to look out for:

  • You only have three bowel movements or less per week.
  • Your stools are lumpy, dry, and solid.
  • It's painful or uncomfortable for you to pass stools.
  • You're experiencing stomach pains or cramps.
  • You're bloated and sick to your stomach.
  • After a bowel movement, you have the impression that you haven't entirely emptied your bowels.

So now you know the symptoms of having constipation. Have you ever wondered what causes our body to experience such a condition? Everything happening in your life is the result of cause and effect. Let us discuss more about the causes of constipation so that you can better manage it in the future.

Causes of Constipation

Ever heard the phrase “You Are What You Eat”. In the case of constipation, your lifestyle choices play a major role. People who have a healthy lifestyle tend to have better probability to avoid having constipation problems as compared to people who are having an inconsistent lifestyle.

Constipation can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Eating foods low in fiber.
  • Not drinking enough water.
  • Not exercising enough.
  • Inconsistency in your regular routine, such as traveling or eating or going to bed at different times.
  • Stress.
  • Resisting the temptation to go to the bathroom.

Do any of these apply to you? If so, it is wise to start changing your current lifestyle to live a more consistent and healthy one so that you can have a better chance to avoid experiencing the uncomfortable conditions of having constipation. Many people are reluctant to talk about having constipation issues as it is commonly known as an embarrassing condition. 

So people tend to solve the problem quietly on their own. To overcome the problem, people will buy laxatives from pharmacies. They may feel relief for a short duration of time before the symptoms return again. So, here, we want to share with you some easy and natural ways to deal with this condition.

Natural Ways to Better Manage Constipation

You can treat mild to moderate constipation at home in most of the common situations. It begins with a review of what you eat and drink, followed by some modifications.

Here are some suggestions to help you get rid of your constipation:

  1. Drink more water
  • Drink an extra two to four glasses of water each day. 
  1. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages and alcohol 
  • Try to cut down the intake of caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee and tea as well as alcoholic drinks because these can dehydrate you.
  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods. Prunes and/or bran cereal are good too.
  1. Reduce consumption of high-fat foods
  • Reduce your intake of high-fat foods such as meat, eggs, and cheese.
  1. Keep record of what you eat
  • Keep a diet journal and note which foods cause you to be constipated.
  1. Keep your metabolism up
  • Exercise and get moving.
  1. Do the right thing while doing your business
  • Examine your toilet-sitting technique. It may be easier to have a bowel movement if you raise your feet, lean back, or squat.
  • While trying to move your bowels, do not read, use your phone, or use any other devices.
  1. Take a sachet of Beautox
  • Take 1 sachet an hour before going to bed or after meals. Mix with 200ml of room temperature water as it contains active probiotics. 

Beautox is a comprehensive formula packed with patented ingredients and essential nutrients proven effective to improve your gut health and make you feel fresh, younger and healthier.

Gut is our second brain and it is the key to our overall health. Gut controls everything from your weight to your mood to skin health and immune function. When your gut is not functioning well, it can bring many health issues and one of them is constipation!

Take care of your gut and it will take care of you.

Why Choose Beautox?

  • Improve overall gut health
  • Support healthy digestive system
  • Promote detoxification
  • Relieve constipation and bad breath
  • Enhance nutrient absorption
  • Enhance skin health & complexion
  • Support weight management
  • Strengthen immune system

To find out more about Beautox, click here: https://ecomins.com.my/product-beautox/ 

References

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4059-constipation

https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/health/2020/09/21/foods-to-help-prevent-and-relieve-constipation

https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/heal/2017/07/256633/common-and-chronic