People denote many things when they state they have constipation. Sparse passing of stools, trouble in voiding, feeling of incomplete voiding are all reminiscent of constipation. The common suggestion range for bowel movements is varied. Some people have bowel movements 3 times a day; others, only one or two times a week.
Medically, constipation is defined as fewer than three bowel movements in a week. Constipation may be considered severe, when there is less than 1 bowel movement in a week.
Infrequent stools with no additional complaints are hardly ever abnormal. Women are more affected than men. The aged persons and children are though most prone to constipation.
Many aspects contribute to development of constipation. Different people will have different set of causal factors.
An appropriate clinical history and physical examination usually be sufficient to diagnose constipation.
The occurrences of hard stools, difficulty in removing them and feeling of unfinished voiding of stools usually indicate the presence of constipation. Very hard, small, pellet-like stools which are eliminating with a lot of complexity certainly point to constipation even if stool occurs every day.
In severe constipation of long standing, a physical examination can disclose the occurrence of hard lumps over the abdominal surface.
Other tests that your doctor may advice are:
Constipation is a condition in which we can say – “Prevention is better than to cure.” Tackling the problem at its onset can prevent many years of discomfort and sufferings.
Homeopathy offers potential cure for constipation. Chronic constipation results from a variety of constitutional problems such as stress, altered sleep pattern, genetic predisposing, etc. Homeopathy offers treatment which is based on the patient's individual case pattern. Homeopathy is strongly suggested for all cases of constipation.
Homeopathic treatment for constipation is stand on the treatment of internal causes leading to development of constipation. Most cases of constipation may not need medicine but some lifestyle and food changes.
The homeopathic medicines for constipation have a distinction over the purgatives by it not being habit-forming. Most of the purgatives are habit forming, doing more harm at the end, on stopping it. Homeopathic medicines are NOT habit forming, as they are actually not purgatives.