Homeopathic Treatment for Constipation
Homeopathic medicines for constipation are extremely effective in treating constipation in persons of all age groups. Acute as well chronic cases of constipation are known to respond wonderfully well to Homeopathic treatment. Homeopathic medicine for constipation help improve bowel motility. In fact, they even treat conditions such as piles and anal fissures arising from long term constipation. These medicines are natural and safe from adverse side effects. Nux Vomica, Bryonia Alba, Alumina, Opium and Silicea are some well recognised Homeopathic medicines in this category.
Homeopathic Medicines for Constipation
Nux Vomica – Top grade Homeopathic medicine for constipation with ineffectual urging and scanty stool
Nux Vomica is one of the most efficient Homeopathic medicines for constipation cases of insufficient stool with ineffectual urging. A person who needs prescribing Nux Vomica passes scanty stool, very frequently. The stool is unsatisfactory and insufficient. Even after passing stool many times a day, there is a never “got done” feeling. Abdomen pain may arise along with constipation. Nux Vomica is also a good choice of medicine for treating constipation in persons with a sedentary lifestyle. More importantly, it also effectively treats piles from constipation.
Bryonia Alba – Excellent Homeopathic medicine for constipation with dry, hard, stool in lump form
For constipation with hard, dry stool that passes in lump form, Bryonia Alba is considered one of the best Homeopathic medicine for constipation . The stool is dry, as if burnt, and is passed with much difficulty. Abdominal distension is also noted in some cases. Headache from constipation may also be effectively treated with Homeopathic medicine Bryonia Alba.
Alumina – Wonderful Homeopathic medicine for constipation with no urge to pass stool for days
Alumina is another well known name on the long list of Homeopathic medicines for treating constipation. A guiding feature for Alumina use is absence of the urge to pass stool for days together. The person needing Alumina will go days without passing stool. The intestine action is extremely sluggish. Stool is passed only when there is large accumulation of faecal matter in the intestine. Another important symptom for using Alumina is excessive straining to pass stool even when the stool is soft. Alumina is also one of the majorly indicated Homeopathic medicine for constipation in children, infants, bottle-fed babies and among elderly persons.
Lycopodium Clavatum – Effective Homeopathic medicine for constipation with flatulence and bloated abdomen
Lycopodium Clavatum works wonders in cases where constipation is attended with flatulence and a bloated abdomen. Lycopodium Clavatum is also the most helpful Homeopathic medicine for constipation in elderly people. It is very useful in irritable bowel syndrome as well.
Silicea – Significant Homeopathic medicine for constipation where stool recedes after being partially expelled
In some constipation cases, the stool is known to recede after being partially expelled. In such cases, Silicea is the most useful Homeopathic medicine for constipation. The stool is soft, needs straining to pass out, but recedes back into the rectum after being partially expelled. There is constriction of anus. Exhaustion attends straining efforts to pass stool. Burning, smarting pain at the anus may also arise. Constipation in women before and during menses makes another case of using Homeopathic medicine Silicea.
Antimonium Crudum and Podophyllum Peltatum – Valuable Homeopathic medicines for cases where constipation and diarrhoea alternate
Antimonium Crudum and Podophyllum Peltatum are two prominent Homeopathic medicines for constipation alternating with diarrhoea. Antimonium Crudum also effectively treats soreness of rectum, anal itching and mucus piles. It is extremely useful for alternating constipation and diarrhoea in elderly. Some unique features to look out for while prescribing Homeopathic medicine Podophyllum, apart from alternating constipation and diarrhoea, are gurgling in bowels, prolapse of rectum with stool, clay coloured stool or greenish stool and highly offensive stool.
Aesculus Hippocastanum and Collinsonia Canadensis – Best Homeopathic medicines for constipation with piles
Aesculus Hippocastanum and Collinsonia Canadensis have shown the most remarkable recoveries in cases of constipation with piles. Homeopathic medicine Aesculus Hippocastanum is advised in case of dry, hard, knotty stool with painful piles. There is a sensation of small sticks stuck in the rectum. Pain may worsen while walking. Aesculus Hippocastanum is useful for piles that are bleeding or blind type. A severe lower back ache attends piles complaints, which it also treats. The characteristic features to look out for using Collinsonia Canadensis are protruding piles with hard stool. Itching or constriction at the anus may also be noticed. Collinsonia Canadensis is also well indicated for constipation during pregnancy.
Ratanhia and Nitric Acid – Highly recommended Homeopathic medicines for anal fissures with constipation
Ratanhia and Nitric Acid are well recognised Homeopathic medicines for anal fissures with constipation. Ratanhia is more useful in case of anal fissure with burning pain and constriction at the anus while passing stool. The stool is passed with great effort and strain. Burning may continue for hours after stool is passed. Cold water application may relieve the burning pains. Homeopathic medicine Nitric Acid is the choice where there is bleeding and pain while passing stool. The pain may be tearing, cutting or stitching in nature.
Natrum Mur – Top rated Homeopathic medicine for constipation when stool is passed on alternate days
In cases where stool is passed on alternative days, Homeopathic medicine Natrum Mur is what the doctor orders to regularise bowel movements. The attending features are constriction in the rectum, smarting, burning or tearing pain at the anus.
Opium and Chelidonium Majus – Top Homeopathic medicines for constipation with dry, hard stool in ball form
Homeopathic medicines Opium and Chelidonium Majus work well in cases of constipation where the stool is hard, dry and passed in ball-like form. In addition, Opium is also the Homeopathic medicine for constipation where the person has been taking laxatives to pass stool for a long time.
What is constipation?
Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. It essentially refers to an infrequent bowel movement or difficulty in passing stool. Infrequent bowel movement means passing less than three stools a week. Other indicative symptoms are hard stool, insufficient stool, unsatisfactory stool or a feeling of incomplete bowel evacuation, straining at stool and in extreme cases, a need to use fingers to remove stool.
Why does constipation arise?
There are many factors that predispose a person to constipation. A diet low in fibre, sedentary (involving much sitting) lifestyle and decreased physical activity, for example. Decreased liquid intake, taking calcium/iron supplements, overuse of medicines such as anti-depressants, anti-convulsants and laxatives also cause constipation. Constipation is a common complaint among women during pregnancy. Medical conditions linked with constipation are diabetes mellitus, spinal cord lesions, hypothyroidism and irritable bowel syndrome.
People complain of gas, headaches when constipated. Are there any other associated symptoms?
In fact, there are several such symptoms that may attend constipation. These are gas in abdomen, bloatedness or distension of abdomen, pain in abdomen, headache and nausea. Bleeding may occur while passing stool due to fissures/piles, also a result of constipation, or from passing hard stool. Other attending features include pain, burning while passing stool. The pain and burning in rectum may continue even after passing stool.
Does long standing constipation lead to complications?
Yes, long standing constipation may lead to piles, anal fissures and rectal prolapse. Abdominal hernia (inguinal hernia/umbilical hernia) may also arise from long standing constipation. Piles are swollen, dilated veins in rectal canal or anus. Anal fissure refers to a tear in the tissue lining of the anus. Rectal prolapse refers to protrusion of a part or the entire rectum from the anus. Abdominal hernia is the protrusion of an organ through the abdominal wall or cavity which normally contains it.
Will exercise help treat my constipation?
Physical activity of any kind has a deep impact in this condition. Exercise helps tone up intestine muscles and get rid of constipation.
Can a diet rich in fibre cure my constipation?
A diet rich in fibre will definitely reduce constipation to a large extent but a cure will require a proper treatment plan. Homeopathic medicines work at the root level by treating the basic cause of constipation. They set off the body’s own restorative processes making it strong enough to heal itself. The cure is permanent and enduring.
I have been on laxatives for long. Can Homeopathy help me give it up?
Yes, Homeopathy has the ability to treat chronic constipation at the root level and thus, do away with the need to use laxatives. Homeopathic medicines, once started, will slowly and gradually reduce your dependency on laxatives.
Will taking iron and calcium supplements cause constipation?
Yes, there is a good chance that you will get constipated while taking iron and calcium supplements.
I pass hard stool with blood, what could the cause be?
Passing hard stool with blood largely points towards two conditions –anal fissures or piles.
In my case, constipation is accompanied by a lot of gas and distension of abdomen. What does that indicate?
Excessive gas and distended abdomen with constipation point toward irritable bowel syndrome. The irritable bowel syndrome is a functional bowel disorder without any pathological changes in bowels. In irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and/or diarrhoea can predominate or alternate. Other symptoms include bloated abdomen, gas, cramps in abdomen and mucus in stool.
I lead a healthy lifestyle with exercise, high fluid intake and high fibre diet, yet I’m constipated. Can Homeopathy help?
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is a must for steering clear of constipation. However, if you are already leading a healthy lifestyle with proper exercise and diet and yet, you are constipated, the case needs proper evaluation. Homeopathic medicines do have a treatment for such a scenario. Homeopathy is a symptom based science, therefore the practitioner will study the symptoms in details, identify peculiarities and unique characteristics and then, select the appropriate medicine.
Homeopathic medicine for constipation
Which are the best suited Homeopathic medicines for constipation?
Homeopathy offers a wide range of medicines for constipation. Among these, the medicines I would rate top grade are Nux Vomica, Alumina and Bryonia Alba. Nux Vomica is most helpful in case of unsatisfactory stool. The urge to pass stool is frequent, yet scanty stool is passed each time. Alumina is indicated when a person skips days without stool. The urge to pass stool is absent for days together. The stool passes only when there is large accumulation in the intestines. Homeopathic medicine Bryonia Alba is used to treat constipation where the stool is hard and dry.
I have constipation and pass very hard stool. Which Homeopathic medicines will help?
Homeopathic medicines that can help treat hard stool in constipation are Bryonia Alba and Opium. Bryonia Alba works well where a person passes hard, dry stool in large lump. Opium is the best Homeopathic medicine for constipation where the person passes hard, dry stool in the shape of a ball.
Where hard stool is accompanied by blood, which Homeopathic medicines would you advise?
Homeopathic medicine Nitric Acid shows the most wonderful results where hard stool tears the anal lining and leads to blood with stool.
I don’t have the urge and go days without passing stool. Is there a Homeopathic remedy for my condition?
Yes, Homeopathic medicine Alumina works wonders in cases where a person goes days without passing stool. The intestine movements are very sluggish. Alumina helps in such cases by improving the bowel movements.
I don’t feel fresh even after passing stool several times a day. Please suggest a Homeopathic medicine.
The Homeopathic medicine that offers best help in such cases is Nux Vomica. The stool passed is scanty, insufficient and unsatisfactory.
What is the best Homeopathic medicine for constipation with hard, dry, ball-like stool?
Homeopathic medicines that work best for constipation with hard, dry, round ball-like stool include Opium and Chelidonium Majus.
How would Homeopathy treat constipation with excessive flatulence and bloated abdomen?
Homeopathy uses Lycopodium Clavatum to treat constipation where it is attended with excessive flatulence and bloated abdomen.
For constipation in children and infants, does Homeopathy have a medicine?
Homeopathic medicine for constipation is natural and safe for administering to children, even infants. Alumina and Calcarea Carb are mostly prescribed for constipation in children and infants. Alumina is prescribed where a child skips days without passing stool. The stool, though soft, requires straining. Calcarea Carb is a good choice where the first part of stool is hard, followed by soft stool.
The elderly often suffer constipation. Which Homeopathic medicines would you prescribe?
For elderly people with constipation, Lycopodium Clavatum, Alumina and Opium are ideally suited. Lycopodium is used where constipation is accompanied with gas in abdomen. Homeopathic medicine Alumina is advised where the aged person goes days without passing stool while Alumina works well where the stool is soft, but passes with much straining and difficulty. Opium is selected where the stool is hard, dry and passed in ball-like form.
I have difficulty passing stool even though it is soft. Which is the best Homeopathic medicine to take?
Alumina and Silicea are the most remarkable Homeopathic medicines for constipation cases where passing stool is difficult even though it is soft. They are known to show great results.
I get a headache when I go without passing stool. Which Homeopathic medicines are best suited?
The most prominently indicated Homeopathic medicine for treating headache from constipation is Bryonia Alba. It is useful when the stool passed is very hard, dry, as if burnt.
I can pass stool only after taking a laxative. Please help.
Homeopathy does have a solution for long term constipation that has been treated with laxatives as well. Nux Vomica and Opium come highly recommended in this category.
Can Homeopathy treat constipation during pregnancy?
Alumina, Platina and Collinsonia Canadensis are well known Homeopathic medicines for treating constipation during pregnancy. However, these medicines should be taken only after consulting a Homeopathic physician. Self-medication should be avoided at all costs.
In my case, constipation and diarrhoea alternate. Please suggest a Homeopathic medicine.
Homeopathic medicines Antimonium Crudum and Podophyllum Peltatum have shown remarkable recovery in cases of constipation where constipation and diarrhoea alternate.
Which is the best Homeopathic medicine for constipation from enlarged prostate gland?
In my clinical practice, Homeopathic medicines Arnica Montana and Sabal Serrulata have shown great results in treating constipation from enlarged prostate.
I pass stool on alternate days. Can Homeopathy help?
Calcarea Carb and Natrum Mur are the ideal choice of Homeopathic medicines to regularise bowel movements in constipation cases such as yours where one passes stool after a gap of a day or more.
I get the urge to pass stool, but end up passing only gas. What would you advise?
Aloe Socotrina and Carbo Veg are the most effective Homeopathic medicines for constipation of this type.
I have intense pain in the rectum while passing stool. Please suggest a Homeopathic remedy.
For severe pain in rectum while passing stool, I would suggest Homeopathic medicine Ratanhia. Burning in anus may also be present. The pain and burning in anus may continue for long hours even after passing stool.
Which Homeopathic medicines are advised for anal fissures resulting from constipation?
Homeopathic medicines Ratanhia and Nitric Acid are highly recommended for anal fissures due to constipation. Ratanhia is indicated when there is excessive pain and burning in rectum while passing stool. The pain and burning may continue for hours after passing stool. Nitric Acid is considered in anal fissures where there is pain and bleeding with hard stool.
Can Homeopathy treat piles from long standing constipation?
Yes, Homeopathy can successfully treat piles in persons with a history of constipation. Homeopathic medicines Aesculus Hippocastanum, Collinsonia Canadensis and Nux Vomica are prominently indicated.
I have long standing constipation with rectal prolapse, which Homeopathic medicines will bring me relief?
Ruta Graveolens and Ignatia Amara are two significant Homeopathic medicines for treating constipation with rectal prolapse and will bring significant and lasting relief in such cases.
Walk, eat healthy to get rid of constipation
Increased fluid intake, a diet rich in fibre content, regulars walks or exercise can go a long way in curing constipation. Consume fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread and whole grain cereals.