The abundance of various vegetables and fruits in the summer, as well as a change in the meal schedule due to holidays or due to lack of appetite due to the heat is quite naturally accompanied by malfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract. As a rule, this leads to his relaxation (loose and frequent stools), but sometimes a completely different picture occurs, which in both medical and public terminology is called the same - constipation.
It is quite clear that the first advice from doctors and not only to the patient's question: " Constipation what to do ?" - there will be a recommendation for immediate medical attention. All this is understandable, but if:
- The problem arose outside the city or on vacation in another country.
- You can only see a specialized doctor by appointment in 2-3 weeks.
Yes, indeed, this problem, which is very embarrassing for many, that arose for the first time provides for the possibility for its independent elimination or reduction of the severity of painful sensations.
Preliminary self-diagnosis and remedies for constipation
The main thing to remember. If constipation is accompanied by acute pain, and the feces have solid fractions with traces of blood, you should seek medical help urgently by calling an ambulance.
Constipation accompanied by uncomfortable sensations, a feeling of incomplete release of all fecal masses, in the absence of stool for more than 3 days, the need to create artificial excess pressure for the passage of feces can be caused by various factors. Most common:
- Improper diet and sedentary lifestyle.
- Dehydration (especially common in hot weather).
- On the nerves in case of stressful situations.
- Quite often, the problem occurs during pregnancy in expectant mothers.
For the solution, it is best to use the simplest folk remedy for constipation - it is recommended to use natural apple juice with pulp (it will work in 2 hours), dandelion decoction (it takes at least 5 hours to wait for the result) or any type of vegetable oil.
If you need to achieve the speedy effect, enemas and rectal suppositories are perfect, which are freely (without a doctor's prescription) sold in pharmacies. All of these funds are recommended for one-time (rare, from time to time) receptions. If the problem continues for a long time, you should not postpone the visit to the doctor. Simultaneously with the appointment with a specialist, you should think about the transition to a healthy lifestyle (sports, exercise, activation of mobility) and a proper diet.