If chronic constipation has become a way of life, itâ€™s time for you to take action.Â Along with the discomfort, bloating and irritability that go with it, chronic constipation can lead to a host of other problems.Â Hemorrhoids, fecal intolerance and even colon cancer have been associated with the condition.
According to Constantin Monastyrsky, nutritional consultant and author of Gut Health:(1)
The weight by itself isnâ€˜t the problem, but the volume is â€“ large, heavy stools enlarge and stretch out the colon, irritate the colon mucosa, harm the anal canal, and may produce toxins related to fermentation and rotting.
If this sounds serious, youâ€™re right.Â Chronic constipation undermines your overall health and can cause structural damage to your lower digestive tract that can lead to even more problems.
So, what can you do for constipation relief?
First, since most cases of chronic constipation are related to lifestyle, making these easy improvements may solve the problem.
- Add sources of insoluble fiber to your diet every day. They will bulk up your stool making it easier to pass through the intestines.Â Great sources are wheat bran, whole grains, dark leafy vegetables, carrots, celery, tomatoes and grapes.
- Consume plenty of fluids. Water lubricates the intestines and helps to prevent hard, painful stools.Â A good rule of thumb is to consume at least 8 cups of fluids from food, water and beverages.
- Stay active. Regular aerobic exercise helps food pass through the large intestine and stimulates contraction of your intestinal walls.
Next, gently cleanse and restore your digestive system with Blessed Herbâ€™s Revive 5-Day Natural Colon Cleanse Kit. This safe and effective colon cleanse is formulated with the highest quality all-natural herbal ingredients to flush toxins, clean and expel built-up waste, promote digestive system balance and encourage total-body health and healing of the lower digestive tract.
Revive 5-Day Natural Colon Cleanse Kit requires no fasting to work effectively.Â Plus, itâ€™s formulated with safe, all-organic herbal ingredients that support an improved metabolism and promote increased lymphatic, kidney and liver functions for overall good health and constipation relief.
Finally, if your chronic constipation is not relieved by healthy lifestyle changes and regular colon cleansing,Â consult your physician. The problem may be due to certain medications or an underlying medical condition that needs proper treatment.