Constipation may not be fun to talk about, but it’s common problem that’s estimated to chronically affect 14 percent of the population. When it happens, it can be uncomfortable, painful, and even downright stressful.
Laxatives can offer short-term relief, but they are not without their risks, especially when used excessively or for an extended period. They can cause dependency, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and impaired intestinal function. So, before reaching for the bottle of laxatives when you feel stopped up, try these natural remedies.
Up your hydration
Dehydration is a common cause of constipation. Water helps soften stool so it’s easier to pass....
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