Feel pain & burning sensation after passing stools. Please diagnose the problem

The pain and burning sensation you experience while passing stools are most likely symptoms of Constipation. Although constipation is a very common condition, and is experienced by most people at some point of time in their life or another it should be treated immediately, as it could lead to piles and other severe gastrointestinal conditions. Since constipation is a common condition there are many home remedies that can help you get rid of this condition effectively. However, in order to treat this condition and avoid its recurrence in the future it is important to understand the reasons behind its occurrence.

The body produces waste while converting food into energy. This waste is transported from the large intestines into the lower intestines. During this process the larger intestines absorb water and minerals from the waste in order to be used for other functions. This makes the waste hard. In the absence of fiber that helps in the transportation of waste from the intestine, this process is further obstructed. The waste once in the colon loses the remaining water content present in it before being expelled out of the body. However, when the waste is hard and does not contain water it sticks to the colon walls and causes constipation. Therefore, the most effective ways of getting rid constipation are:

  • Consume fiber rich foods that smoothens the process of waste transportation from the large intestines to the colon. Consuming healthy amounts of wheat, whole wheat pasta, barn cereal, cooked beets, collard greens, spinach, green peas, sweet potato, carrots and other leafy vegetables will prove highly beneficial in achieving this.
  • Drink plenty of water, as a lack of water is the primary cause of constipation. You should drink at least 4 liters of water daily, in order to keep your body well hydrated. Starting your day with a warm glass of water can work wonders when it comes to ensuring smooth and effective bowel movements. You can make this habit more effective by adding one teaspoon of honey and the juice from one freshly squeezed lemon to warm water. Honey soothes the stomach and lemon keeps the body hydrated.
  • You should include fruits like apples, bananas, plums, dried figs, pear, plums, grapes and water melons to your diet as they are rich in water content as well as dietary fiber.
  • Ginger and garlic are also very effective in stimulating bowel movements. These can be consumed by including them in your food preparations.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol and coffee while suffering from constipation, as they dehydrate the body. Smoking interferes with the functioning of the digestive system; therefore, avoiding the same will help you get rid of this condition effectively.

Please see a doctor if your condition does not improve within a week's time from following the above mentioned suggestions.

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