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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 stomach pain after taking Ayurvedic meds. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, Please mention the remedy for the abdominal pain which started after taking one spoon of Nilavarai powder after taking milk at night for constipation. The next morning, I got loose motions and then the gas trouble started and then there was a pain in the whole abdomen for the past one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you stop taking this combination if you suspect it for pain in the abdomen. For pain in the abdomen, I suggest you take one glass of water and add a half teaspoon of carom seeds, half teaspoon of fennel seeds, half a teaspoon of grated ginger and some leave...  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 natur...  Read Full »

Are constipation medicines harmful if taken for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Anuloma DS from the last six months with tablet Pylapy. I take it every day. Even if I miss it once, I do not get motion. Is it harmful to take it for a long time? Another problem I am facing is an irregular time of motions. It may be any time before noon. So, I cannot go o...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. As your basic problem is constipation, the regular intake of any medicine will make your intestine dependent on it. Currently, your bowel is dependent on the medicines. So, try to take this tablet every alternate day and then try to stop it slowly....  Read Full »

My son is suffering from constipation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 16 years old. He is suffering from constipation. What are the home remedies used to get rid of it?  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tell him to drink plenty of water daily. Give him a more fibrous diet like fruits such as papaya, vegetables such as radish, and whole grains. Avoid taking excessive caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee, and cold beverages. Give him Triphala powder (Amlaki, Haritaki, Vib...  Read Full »

Why do I have poor digestion, bad appetite, and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male, and I am 5'09" tall and weigh 79.37 Ibs. I feel that my digestion is very slow for 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 sweets. I tried taking Rabeprazole and enzymes for this...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to probable causes of anorexia,heartburn, and dyspepsia are eating spicy and fried junk foods, excessive smoking and drinking habits, anxiety, Depression., taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or Aspirin excessively, consuming cold drinks, consuming outs...  Read Full »

Can Nilavarai powder be used for constipation in a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, female. I am taking Nilavarai powder continuously for constipation. I am 47 days pregnant. Can I continue this powder?  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nilavarai is commonly known as Senna or Sonamukhi in Ayurveda. It has laxative property. After taking for a long time, it makes habitual and mildly irritating. If you are pregnant then you should avoid taking it for a long time. You can take Haritaki powder (Chitraka, A...  Read Full »

When can I take Bramha rasayan while taking Triphala churna twice a day?

Query: Hello doctor,I am taking Triphala churna in the morning empty stomach and in at night at bedtime for constipation. Now my problem is at which time should I take Bramha Rasayan? I have to take Triphala two times for constipation and digestion issues. Please suggest me a time for Bramha Rasayan.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. See if you have mild to moderate constipation then take two teaspoons of Triphala powder (Amlaki, Haritaki, Vibhitaki) at bedtime with lukewarm water. Do not eat anything after taking Triphala powder. You do not need to take it two times if it...  Read Full »

I am experiencing chest pain despite normal test results. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Eight months ago, I experienced chest pain on my right side. I went to the hospital immediately, and the doctor told me it was due to constipation. He prescribed some medicines. However, after three to four days when I still was not feeling well, I consulted a cardiologist, who also dia...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are several causes of chest pain, and constipation is one of them. Other potential causes include stress, chest infection, peptic ulcer, gastritis, acidity, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and radiating pain. A patient's med...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest suitable remedies for anal burning and bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is suffering from anal burning and bleeding while going for motion. Whenever he goes in motion, he starts having anal burning from morning to evening. If he does not go motion in the morning, there is no anal burning. The doctor has suggested Smuth cream for the anal area. Can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You did not mention the diagnosis that your doctor made whether it is piles or fissures or something else. But avoid constipation. Give him a high-fiber diet like whole grains, salads, and plenty of water daily. Also, tell him to sitz bath. Take a sitz bath two times dail...  Read Full »

I have constipation issues. Please suggest a safe medicine.

Query: Hello doctor,I have acid reflux and poor digestion with constipation issues. I feel like gas is trapped in some part of the body and sometimes there is a burning of the chest. Is it due to poor digestion. Meanwhile, I am planning for a baby. So, please suggest a medicine or antacid which does not af...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. If you are planning for a baby, then do not take a strong laxative for constipation because sometimes they may lead to loose motion and loose motion further can lead to abortion. So, instead of taking medicine for constipation, I suggest...  Read Full »

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