Constipation refers to a difficulty or inability to pass motions comfortably. The stool may be hardened due to less water content in the body (dehydration). The person may need to strain hard to pass the stools, leading to pain, tears, fissures, and bleeding.

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I have poor digestion, bad appetite, and feel nauseous. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male, and I am 155 cm tall and weigh 36 kg. I feel that my digestion is very slow from the past 13 years. I am often constipated, and my appetite is bad. I feel nauseous, burp a lot, and find it hard to digest sweet. I tried taking Rabeprazole and enzymes for this pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The probable causes of anorexia, heartburn, and dyspepsia are as follows: Eating spicy and fried junk foods. Excessive smoking and drinking habits. Anxiety. Taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or Aspirin excessively. Consuming cold drinks. ...  Read Full »

Which ayurvedic medicine can be used to treat hemorrhoids and constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, Kindly tell me the ayurvedic medicines for hemorrhoids third grade and constipation. Which is safe and what dietary control should be taken for this till it gets healed without any allopathic processes.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mostly piles generate after changing food habits and lifestyles. Frequently constipated bowel, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and drinking may cause piles. Third-grade piles need Ksharasutra ligation treatment along with ayurvedic medications. Now it can be managed natural...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Triphala during breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old. I delivered a baby two months ago. My issue is that due to hard motion, there is blood. I am taking Anuloma DS tablet. If I stop taking the tablet, again my motion will be hard and bleeding is there. Shall I take this medicine regularly as the baby is small? So help m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Definitely, you should be careful about medications whatever you are taking during the lactation period. Because it may affect the baby's health. During pregnancy and after delivery constipation is a common issue. You should try to manage it naturally. Anuloma DS is a ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from extreme constipation. Please suggest me a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having extreme constipation. Also, I am taking the tablet Clonazepam for a brain lesion for the last 30 years. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. There are several causes of constipation. Some of them are as follows : 1. Smoking. 2. Drinking alcohol. 3. Eating more oily and spicy junk foods. 4. Sedentary lifestyle. 5. Lack of fibers in food. 6. Lack...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter suffer from sudden bouts of stomach ache after giving Ponnaavaarai chooranam to relieve constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, We gave our daughter Ponnaavaarai chooranam to relieve constipation. However, she suffers from sudden bouts of intense stomach pain post this, even after stopping the medication. Is this normal? Is there a remedy for stomach pain? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. Sometimes it happens after giving this chooranam. Stop giving it till she gets relief from stomach pain. Take half a teaspoon of fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and a pinch of hing (asafoetida) and boil it in one glass of water. Wh...  Read Full »

I am a 58-year-old male with a burning sensation in the anus while passing stools. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old male. I had passed hard stool two weeks back, after which I suffered from severe pain in the anus, which continued for a week before I consulted the doctor, who prescribed ineffective medicines. My pain reduced gradually as I was on painkillers, but I suffered from a...  Read Full »

Dr. Farzana Roshan. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are the typical symptom of anal fissure. It would be helpful to drink plenty of liquids; fluids in your system can make stools softer and easier to pass. Be sure to drink more when the weather gets warmer and become physically active. Try to eat fiber-rich food...  Read Full »

I have been facing mild constipation. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been facing mild constipation for one month. And also, I had laser surgery done for my piles a year back. I had visited my surgeon, and he examined my anal passage had given the below medications. He also mentioned that there are minor piles that are reoccurring. The medication give...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and saw the attached file (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Let me answer your questions first. 1) Yes, you can take Lactifiber Granules (Lactitol and Ispaghula) continuously for two to three months. 2) I also reviewed ...  Read Full »

I am constipated even after following a healthy lifestyle and taking the necessary medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a yoga and meditation teacher. I lead a healthy life by exercising and having healthy home-cooked food (I will also include adequate spicy foods). I am following a diet according to what the ayurveda doctors have advised. I take tablet Dhootapapeshwar Triphala Guggul every day and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can understand your concern.As you have mentioned that you are extremely vata sensitive, aggravated vata causes stool dryness, leading to constipated bowel. Therefore, your diet should contain oil or ghee-like substances to manage this condition. I suggest you take (consu...  Read Full »

Does dietary changes help to deal with constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39-year-old female, with a height of 5'3 feet and weighing 117 lbs, dealing with infertility, constipation, hemorrhoids, and fissure problems. Because of abdominal pain, I got a CT scan done and I have a noncancerous hemangioma in my liver of sizes, 5.4cm. I started doing some diet c...  Read Full »

Dr. Shiv Kumar Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your worries, some of your problems are due to constipation. Take coconut water, pomegranate juice, seasonal fruits, and vegetables. Include walnuts, almonds, pistachio, raisins, figs, and sprouted seeds. Avoid red chilli, tea, coffee, yogurt, spicy foods,...  Read Full »

What causes a burning sensation in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in my anus. How to relieve it? Please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Pritam Mohapatra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate you seeking help. I would recommend the following for relief: Streamline your diet and lifestyle: Focus on a balanced diet, preferably with adequate intake of water and roughage. Take at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Exercise in a clean and open air f...  Read Full »

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