- by Dr Sheetal Bhatia
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- Feb 09 2017
Homeopathy for Constipation
Constipation is the passage of rough or hard stool. It can be a very uneasy and uncomfortable situation for people affected by it. Homeopathy offers effective treatment for constipation and hard bowel movement. It is also effective for people of all age groups and genders. Here are a few homeopathic remedies that you may want to try out in case you have constipation:
1. Nux Vomica:
Nux vomica is a very effective homeopathic medicine for insufficient stool with urging to pass often. People who pass small amounts of stool frequently are prescribed this homeopathic treatment. Besides it also helps in treating piles besides constipation and is a good choice for people living sedentary lifestyle.
In earlier phases of homeopathy sulphur was given in addition to nux vomica for treatment. Sulphur is more effective when there is a burning sensation while passing stool and a burning sensation in the rectum.
Alumina is very effective when a person does not get the urge to pass stool for days. If the stool passes only when a lot of it is accumulated in the intestine, this is a good choice to treat it. Alumina is also very effective when it comes to treating constipation in children, infants, or elderly people.
4. Bryonia Alba:
If the stool is hard and is passed in lumps, bryonia alba is the way to go. Also if there is extreme difficulty in passing stool and the stool passed is burnt, it can be used. Apart from the mentioned cases, if the constipation causes headache, then too bryonia alba can be administered.
In cases where the stool recedes after coming out, silicea is prescribed. This is due to constriction of anus as the stool after being partially expelled, gets pulled back inside. It is also prescribed for cases of constipation in women before and after menses.
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