How to get rid of constipation fast

If you’re suffering from constipation you’re not alone.  More people are having trouble with regularity today than ever before.  For some it’s a rare occurrence due to a change in routine, illness or dietary changes, while for others it’s an ongoing concern.

Constipation is a condition which, although not usually serious, is often very awkward, frustrating and downright worrying. In more severe cases it can even be very painful. If you suffer from ongoing constipation it’s important to understand what causes constipation, what can be done to avoid it and which symptoms to be on the lookout for so that you can take action while your constipation is still in the early stages. That being said, there are times when you really need to know how to get rid of constipation fast!

 


How to get rid of constipation fast


 

How to get rid of constipation fast – simple, quick and efficient!

1. Enemas

If you want immediate relief, then this is the method for you – an enema will usually begin to work within 5 minutes!  There are two main types of enemas:

Disposable enemas:  These enemas are designed for single use and come with three different liquids:

  • Bisacodyl Enemas stimulate the intestine to expel feces using the active ingredient Bisacodyl.
  • Mineral Enemas coat the fecal content to prevent water from leaving the stool, and for lubrication.
  • Saline Laxative Enemas draw water into the colon to produce a soft stool and increased bowel action.

Reusable enemas:  Enema kits are designed to hold a larger volume than disposable enemas, and the the liquid is generally distilled water with the option of adding such things as coffee, epson salts or herbal infusions.

2. Suppositories

While a suppository will get rid of constipation fast (expect results within an hour) , it’s not quite as fast as an enema. Suppositories come in the form of a solid capsule, or in liquid form, and are inserted directly into the anus.

3. MoM (Milk of Magnesia)

MoM has been used to treat constipation for a very long time. It is both gentle and dependable, and will produce a bowel movement within half an hour to six hours.  It is often taken before going to bed.  Milk of Magnesia is also used to treat minor heart burn and upset stomach.

4. Laxatives and stool softeners

There are countless different laxatives and stool softenersavailable.  These are usually taken in the evening for overnight relief, resulting in a bowel movement the next day.