Nothing sucks more than feeling bloated and gassy. It’s that crappy feeling when you can’t go. So, ask yourself are you constipated? I’m going to help you get going on knowing what to do to get going safely. What you need is constipation pain relief.
What Is Constipation?
Doctors and practitioners like myself call this gastric distress too. The whole colon or your intestines are blocked. In their opening statement, the 2018 Expert Consensus Document created by the International Working Group for Disorders of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function they said, “Disturbances of gastric, intestinal and colonic motor and sensory functions affect a large portion of the population worldwide.”
What is Causing The Slow Down In Your Gut?
That’s a mouth-full. They’re saying most people are constipated. They came away with many constipation pain relief ideas including prebiotics and probiotics. I’d could tell you this just based on over 29 years of being a licensed health provider! The key issue is the lack of frequency of bowel movements. Hey, many people are searching for constipation pain relief, and they want it quick. Not so fast though, what is causing the constipation?
Most people do not go poop often enough. If you think you’re the one, don’t be embarrassed! Most people have the same problem. It can be caused by SIBO or another digestion problem
Weight Gain and More
It leads to weight gain, feeling bloating, being tired, and can cause lack of focus. How? Waste or stool is toxic to you if it hangs around. Think of the lovely smell that you don’t want to hang around once you go. That’s inside you until you do! The action I like to take with clients is acupuncture and a ‘SIBO’ questionnaire. You likely don’t have SIBO; this rules that out.
Then we can formulate a natural treatment plan for you.
The National Institutes of Health or NIH, reports that people who have fewer than three bowel movements a week have an issue with motility or movement of their bowels. Taking just magnesium will not solve the problem.
Could It Be Your Prescription Medicine?
A big factor today is drugs that people take. These cause bowel problems making constipation pain relief a big product market. It’s impossible if you take drugs or have a compromised digestion to make it through a day without natural support for your gut.
Here’s a list of medicines that can make you constipated.
- Antacids containing aluminum and calcium
- Bile acid sequestrants
- Calcium channel blockers
- Iron supplements
Tips For Stomach Pain
Of course, most medical doctors recommend increasing your fiber and water intake. Many will suggest a constipation medicine with side-effects and long-term health problems. For many, this isn’t a fix at all. Maybe you just won’t eat more fiber because you live, breath and consume fiber all day. I have help for you that is natural.
What to take for constipation can be a natural solution. A 2017 Study published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology showed that probiotics significantly increase how much you go poop. [It’s okay to use that word, honest]
SIBO Or Other Considerations
Knowing why your bowels aren’t moving is your first step. Taking probiotics if you have SIBO can actually make it worse. Back to magnesium. For many this is a safe bet until you either do my SIBO Questionnaire or lab work. Even if you suffer leaky gut, candida, or acid reflux with bowel motility problems you’ll need to have more information.
A 2007 study published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reported if you’re low in magnesium, you’re likely constipated. In doing micro-nutrient lab workups on in-office patients, I find 50% of the patients are indeed suffering from low magnesium. When working with virtual [phone] coaching clients we can use their whole symptoms picture to see if magnesium is a fit.
When asking yourself, are you constipated, remember you should have one to three bowel movements daily. What goes in needs to come out. If you’re looking for constipation pain relief give us a call.
This article was update 9-2019
Restless leg Syndrome is downright terrible. I can’t remember when I didn’t have it. It may have started when I was pregnant for the first time over thirty years ago. That’s a long time to suffer.
There are times when I feel it creeping up my leg like bugs walking on my skin. My leg flies in the air with a jerk. Then there’s the tingling feeling on the back of my thigh. Little prickly pins move down toward my knee most often on the back of my leg. Recently my ankle will just all of a sudden get a twinge and my foot jets out kicking whatever is in front of me.
What is your restless leg like? Does it affect both legs like mine did before I got Plantar Fasciitis? Are you just living with it – hoping for a cure? For me, the cure came in the form of the Pure Wave Massage unit.
Why Doctors Can’t Fix Restless Leg
So what is this thing that doctors can’t fix? What causes it and why do more women than men get it? All great questions still answers are elusive.
If you have it then getting sleep is tough. How do you do at the theater, a long movie or concert? For me, I fill with dread when the audience [me] return to the theater after an intermission. The poor person in front of me is in for a treat as my leg begins to kick their seat out of control.
Recently we saw Hamilton. I used the Pure Wave Massage unit before we left for Denver Performing Arts and had no restless leg syndrome!
RLS, as it is known, is a disorder of the nervous system. Western medicine calls it a disorder. I call it a pain in the butt – literally at times.
While only about 10% of the population get it, more women have it. There’s no age that it effects. Western medicine will try to tell you that it might be in your genes. I doubt that. What I do believe.
Three Factors Play A Role In RLS
- Pregnancy like with The problem is for many it doesn’t go away. In Asian medicine, it is believed to be because of blood changes to the mom during pregnancy. This means hormones go wacky. Also, it is likely due to blood loss during delivery and the hormone changes.Many women become iron deficient, giving birth, and there is strong research pointing to anemia as a temporary cause.
- Chronic illness like diabetes or peripheral neuropathy often involves Restless leg syndrome is associated with other diseases such as Parkinson’s, Kidney issues, or autoimmune.
- Tight muscles. This is the most common. There can be vitamin deficiency too. Vitamin D and all B Vitamins can greatly help a person. So why muscles.When our muscles stay tight, they limit the flow of blood, nerve responses, and create tension in that part of the body. Have you ever experienced tight, stressed shoulders? It’s the same thing with legs. They get tight and unless we do deep massage daily restless leg syndrome with lessening or be gone for days. I prefer the Pure Wave Massage unit because I can do it myself and it has several different attachments.
As an acupuncturist and online health coach it’s so easy to treat my patients. Simply the process of acupuncture and my Pure Wave Intense Massage gives a better and deeper treatment with better success.
I hope if you have restless leg syndrome this article is helpful. If you are looking for what to do at home to eliminate or lessen your RLS try the Pure Wave.
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