Constipation Treatment in West Bloomfield, MI
Constipation is an unpleasant condition that nearly everyone experiences in their lifetime, and some people are diagnosed with chronic constipation which is a recurring condition. Constipation is characterized by difficulty having bowel movements, either marked by very hard to pass stool or very small amounts of stool being passed and eliminating less than three times per week. Constipation causes stomach pain and discomfort and can lead to more serious issues such as impaction.
There are many laxatives and stool softeners on the market which can certainly help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with constipation, and to help things “move along.” However, something that people often overlook in treating constipation is diet. Whether the person is experiencing acute constipation or a chronic condition such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diet changes play a significant role in treatment.
Constipation treatment in West Bloomfield, MI can be explored at Michigan Chiropractic Specialists. With nutritional counseling and planning, a diet can be created that eliminates foods which can cause constipation and add foods that are rich in digestion-assisting fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, and some cereals. A diet rich in fiber, along with plenty of water intake, will prevent recurrence of constipation. Nutritional counseling can assist with creating a plan to identify, achieve, and maintain diet and health goals.
There are some physiological changes that can be made to relieve the symptoms of constipation as well. There is a tremendous amount of discomfort associated with constipation, including unpleasant bloating and gassiness. An adjustment of the lower spine can relieve some pressure caused by constipation, and can also help get digestion and elimination moving again. While medication can be helpful, it is not meant to be used for long-term treatment, so it is important to check out the more holistic, sustainable approaches available.
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