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5 tips for smooth bowel movements

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New Delhi: Constipation or irritable bowel movement is an ailment that

almost all of us have come across at some point or the other. 'Pooping

problem' is a topic that one hardly likes to discuss.

It is a common cause of painful defecation and can aggravate if not

taken seriously. However, there is nothing to feel embarrassed about.

Here are a few tips to ameliorate the irritation:

Lemon: Lemon is one remedy which most of the doctors recommend.

Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon and a pinch of salt in it in

the morning not only acts as a cleansing agent for the intestines, but

also helps in smooth passage of stool.

Triphala powder:It acts as a great laxative. Just add one teaspoon of

triphala powder in lukewarm water and a little honey and drink it just

after you wake up empty stomach in the morning. It will work wonders.

Drink plenty of water: It flushes out all the toxins from the body and

also provides fluidity for the flow of blood. It is advisable to to

have at least 8 glasses of water for a smooth bowel movement.

Never ignore nature's call: Yes, last but certainly not the least, one

should never ignore a nature's call as it is like inviting trouble for

future.

Fiber: Consuming food rich in fiber can actually work wonders. So, it

is advisable to start one's day with food that has high quantity of

fiber like dried beans, prunes, figs etc. as fiber rich food acts like

a sponge thereby preventing crams and stomach bloating.

Credit: Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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