Treatment of Constipation
Alumina 30: Constipation sometimes occurs due to dryness and inactivity of the intestines. There is no desire to evacuate the bowels till there is a large accumulation of stools. The stool, even though soft, requires much straining to be expelled, it adheres to the rectum like clay. The person has an abnormal craving for indigestible things like chalk, charcoal, etc. and also an aversion to meat and potatoes.
Bryonia 30: Some symptoms that can confirm the use of Bryonia can be mentioned as constipation due to extreme dryness of mucous membranes of the large intestine. There is no desire to pass stools. When they do pass out, the stools are hard and dry as if burnt. Constipation causes headache that becomes worse on moving the head. There is extreme thirst for large quantities of cold water. There is also a dislike for milk and fried foods.
Graphites 30: the important symptoms of using medicine can be mentioned as constipation due to dryness of mucous membranes. The stools are very hard, in the form of large lumps, which are joined together by slimy threads. Drinking hot milk relieves constipation. A dry, cracking skin and a sad, weeping disposition are some other features of this remedy.
Nux v 30: Nux v is useful at the time when constipation occurs from consuming an excess of tea-coffee and leading a sedentary life. There is frequent, ineffectual desire to pass stools. Only a small amount of stools are evacuated, the person never feeling satisfied. Sometimes constipation also occurs alternates with diarrhoea. An oversensitive nature and a tendency to catch colds are other pointers to this remedy.
Senna 30: The extract or concoction prepared from the leaves of senna has been used as a purgative since ancient times. Severe constipation with pain in the abdomen, especially in the liver region is some of the other symptoms. The stools are often hard and dark. There is flatulence and loss of appetite. For all these symptoms the medicine named Senna is very important.
Silicea 30: Obstinate constipation, stools are retained for a long time in the intestines. They pass out only after great straining. The stools are partly expelled and then recede back, forcing the person to remove them mechanically with the fingers. The patient has intolerance for cold weather. In fact, he wraps himself with warm clothes even in summer. However, he has a liking for cold drinks and foods like ice cream. These symptoms affirm the usage of the medicine Silicea.
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