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Naturopathic Constipation Treatment

Constipation is a very common condition. It refers to a lack of bowel movements and/or pain or difficulty in passing stools. When bowel movements do take place, the stool is often hard and dry. If you have less than three bowel movements in a week, then there is a good chance that you are constipated. Constipation is almost always a temporary condition and can usually be treated without medication. Exercising, eating fiber-rich foods and drinking plenty of liquids have been shown to successfully relieve constipation.

Some symptoms that are frequently experienced by people with constipation include having less than three bowel movements a week, having to strain excessively during bowel movements and producing abnormally hard and dry stools. Constipation can be frustrating, but is often temporary and not too serious. However, chronic constipation can lead to more serious health problems or it may be an indicator of an underlying medical issue. Constipation happens when solid waste moves too slowly through the digestive tract and becomes hard and dry. There are many things that can cause your digestive tract to slow down, such as not drinking enough fluids, not eating enough fiber or regularly taking laxatives. However, too many laxatives can lead to diarrhea.

At Flow Natural Health Care, our team of experienced naturopathic practitioners is committed to providing the best naturopathic care Portland, Oregon has to offer. We can help you make lifestyle and dietary changes that will get rid of your constipation and allow for normal bowel movements.

Contact Flow Natural Health Care today to schedule a consultation with one of our professional and friendly practitioners! 503.974.9283