Beat the stress to beat constipation
Just as small changes in diet can help keep your digestive system healthy, small changes to your lifestyle can also help you avoid constipation triggered by stress.
Find your flow
If you’re suffering from the symptoms of constipation, then adopting one or two of the following approaches is a great starting point to help ease the effects of poor digestion.
Your body loves routine. Setting a consistent time to visit the toilet every day can help set your digestive system into a regular cycle and get your body into good habits. Morning, noon or night, choose a comfortable moment to ease your bowels into action and alleviate daily discomfort. But don’t force it. Only go when the urge strikes and know that it will take some time for your body to adjust to its new routine.
Believe it or not, your bowels are very much linked to your brain. If you’re feeling good and living life stress free, you’ll probably have little trouble when it comes to your digestion. But, if you’re stressed, then it can be tricky to get things moving. Take the time to decompress at work and find the types of exercise that can help you remedy the onset of constipation.
We know the stresses and strains of life can weigh you down. Yet something as simple as talking with friends, family or a loved one about what’s upsetting you can get stress off your chest and stop the symptoms caused by bottling it up.
Get a moment just for you
Relaxation comes in many forms. It might be lighting some candles. Your favourite book in a comfy armchair. Listening to music, watching a movie, or taking a nap. Whatever it is, carving a little time for you can result in more relaxed visits to the toilet and hopefully a trouble-free emptying of the bowels.
Relax. Help is at hand.
Alongside changes in lifestyle, you can find quick relief from constipation in the form of a gentle laxative too. MICROLAX® is a fast-acting and predictable micro-enema that can ease your constipation in around 5-20 minutes, so that you can get back to feeling light, happy and relaxed.