chronic constipation

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help! i am looking for remedies..natural remedies like fruits,vegetables and natural products for my constipation...been days since i went to to the toilet.most of the time i am bloated and i feel like air is just rotating around my body as it makes my side, back and ,sometimes chest, painful..am i already accumulating toxins?

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    Hi, I find that soaked dried fruits like dates and prunes help. I also take an ayurvedic remedy called triphala. I comes in capsule form and is a combination of three herbs. I take 4 capsules before bed and can usually open my bowels in the morning. I also use a plastic stool that goes in front of the toilet. It enables the user to get into a squatting position or something approximating a squat. This enables easier elimination. Do a search for "squat stool" online. I hope this helps.
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    Try to drink prune juice, Black Forest tea., psyllium husks mixed with water.

    These items are usually available in health shops and are not expensive.

    Walking at a moderate speed for about half-an-hour might also help. There is often a solifiied "plug" in the rectum which stops the stool from exiting. In this case, a lukewarm enema would work. Not  comfortable  but not painful and it needs an implement you could get in a pharmacy.

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    There are many things for constipation, check with the pharmacy.

    The best as far as Ilm concerned is psyllium husk, aka flea seed husk, which oddly enough works for both diarrhoea and constipation as it binds but also has a laxative effect.

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      thanks for the insight light! I think there are also natural supplements or products that are all natural being sold in the pharmacy..actually I would like a natural product, it may be capsule or tablet but conatins natural inf=gredient and best of all non-habit forming.Thanks
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      Yes. Sennacot is one that comes to mind. Don't know if it's a brand or what. My mum used to use it. I always understood it to be ntural. Pharmacies do have natural things for constipation.
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    Seeds!!! Pumpkin, sunflower etc. Fantastic for constipation!
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      i thought seeds can harden the stool.. however papaya seeds are good for digestion and also for eliminating parasites... i will read more about pumpkin, sunflower.thnaks claire!
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      thanks claire.. aside from papaya..I also read that fennel is very good for digestion.. are fennel seeds available?is it the seeds that we eat from fennel?
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    A friend and I talked the other day about Magnesium.  I said I only take every other day because it soften stools. She said she lived with constipation for years until someone told her about magnesium.

    FYI I cars that helps you. 

    Hope  you find relief.  Once a nurse told me oranwe juice with pulp in it can help.

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      thanks Layne TX it helps to read from someone who really had a first hand experience in this kind of situation..You can find too many products and remedies but nothing can beat the best teacher, experience! i appreciate your reply.. I will be reading the other replies and see what will work best for me.God bless
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