Homeopathy for Constipation
cases where the straining is a marked symptom and even soft stools require
great straining to be evacuated. It is a common medicine for infants on
Bryonia is of great help in treating dry
hard and large stools, as if burnt. Constipation is due to severe dryness of
patients with atherosclerosis (or after a stroke) with constipation and
painful straining; common use in stubborn cases of constipation in children
with stools that pass easier when standing.
People who need this remedy often feel more stable when
constipated, and experience discomfort and fatigue when the bowels have
moved. Large stools are hard at first, then sticky, then liquid. The person
may feel chilly and sluggish, have clammy hands and feet, crave sweets, and
feel weak and anxious when ill or overworked.
- painful straining and large stools; common use in pregnancy;
constipation and hemorrhoids.
constipation with no urges in an overweight, chilly patient; constipation
with hemorrhoids and fissures oozing honey-like discharge; constipation in
patients with underactive thyroid gland.
- chronic constipation, stools enveloped in mucus; abuse of laxatives
Lycopodium A person who needs this remedy has
frequent indigestion with gas and bloating, and many problems involving the
bowels. Rubbing the abdomen or drinking something warm may help to relieve
the symptoms. A craving for sweets and an energy slump in late afternoon and
early evening are strong indications.
constipation is due to lack of physical activity, junk food or overeating,
alcohol. Constipation is often associated with hemorrhoids.
Opium No urges, paralysis of peristalsis;
constipation with hard, black, dark stools; constipation after surgery.
A heavy sensation in the rectum, remaining after a bowel movement, may
indicate a need for this remedy. Stools can be hard and difficult to pass,
although they may be small. The person often has cold hands and feet, and is
weary and very irritable. Exercise may bring improvement, both to
constipation and to mood and energy level. (Sepia is often useful
to women who develop constipation just before or just after a menstrual
Silicea (Silica) - When this remedy is
indicated, the person strains for long periods without success. A “bashful”
stool begins to come out, but eventually retreats. People who need this
remedy are nervous and mentally acute, but also chilly, physically frail,
and easily fatigued.
SulphurDry, hard stools with
reddish inflammation of the anus and offensive flatulence suggest a need for
this remedy. Constipation may also alternate with diarrhea. People who need
this remedy are often “characters” with interesting mental notions,
slouching posture, and very little interest in tidiness.
Constipation in Pregnancy
During Pregnancy Using Homeopathy
Constipation is common in pregnancy as the
hormones, which prepare the muscles of the pelvis for labor, can slow the
digestive processes down. Adjusting your diet can often help mild constipation.
Increase your intake of fluids (especially water), fruit and vegetables, go easy
on wheat products (as the gluten can have a clogging effect) and avoid iron
Any lasting change in your usual
pattern of bowel movements should be assessed professionally but for a simple
case of constipation in pregnancy, try one of the following remedies:
large, hard, dry stools which are difficult to expel; often with a headache
which is worse for the slightest movement. You are irritable.
frequent urging to pass a stool but in spite of straining, passing only small
amounts each time; it feels as if some is left behind; piles that may itch and
straining to pass a large, hard stool; your stomach feels full and there is a
sensation of a lump in the rectum that may remain even after passing a stool.
You feel generally sluggish.
constipation with piles that itch and burn and are worse for heat. You are
generally restless, thirsty and sensitive to the heat.
Avoid rich, fatty foods and
try eating little and often if your nausea is worse when you are hungry.