Although not life-threatening, constipation is bothersome. And, it is a condition that many women suffer from. Constipation is caused by a disturbance of the digestive tract making bowel movements irregular and painful. It can be a result of poor diet or it may be caused by an underlying illness such as arthritis, rheumatism, cataract, cancer and appendicitis.

Aside from hard stools, constipation can also cause foul breath, headaches, loss of appetite, dark circles under the eyes, dizziness, nausea, and depression, pimples on the face, constant fullness in the abdomen, diarrhea, varicose veins, heart burn, insomnia, and pain in the lumbar region.

For women who suffer from the condition, there are remedies which you can engage in that will help combat the condition.

Constipation Home Remedies:

Diet: Diet is one of the main culprits in contributing to constipation. For those that aren’t consuming an adequate supply of water, are consuming too many refined foods, consuming an abundance of meat, drinking an excess of strong tea and coffee, and overeating will need to consider health smart alternatives, as these all contribute to constipation.

Add plenty of fruit to your diet. Bael fruit is considered to be one of the best natural laxatives. By introducing bael fruit into your diet and eating regularly for two or three months it will help alleviate and seize the condition. Take the fruit before dinner.  Pears and guava are both fruits that will help to treat constipation. Eat the seeds of the guava as well as the fruit. Spinach is an excellent vegetable to include in your diet and will help to fight constipation.

More Remedies to Consider:

Mix the juice of half a lime into a glass of hot water. Add a teaspoon of salt and drink.

Store water in a copper vessel overnight and drink first thing in the morning.

Take a teaspoon of linseed with water before each meal.

Chew your food thoroughly and avoid hurried meals.

Get plenty of exercise and fresh air.

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