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 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 »

I noticed blood in middle of stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, From the last few days and sometimes, not regular, I noticed blood in middle of stool. Reasons I do not know. I am a vegetarian, do not drink coffee or any tea. Since a long time, I am suffering from joints problem. One doctor says it is gout but always my uric acid level is low. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your complaints carefully and got your issues. You have two major complaints, bleeding per rectum and joints pain. I would like to explain it. In case of bleeding per rectum when it comes before defecation indicates hemorrhoids, however, after defecation ind...  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 i...  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 3 gm twice a...  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 »

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.  Sometime...  Read Full »

Can I take Herbolax tablet after consuming alcohol?

Query: Hi doctor,Can I take Herbolax tablet to regulate my bowel movement? I consume alcohol regularly, as a result, I have constipation.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Herbolax tablet is an ayurvedic preparation. It clears the bowel. After drinking alcohol, constipation is common. You can take Herbolax tablet to regulate bowel movement. For more information consult an ayurveda specialist online -->  Read Full »

Is it healthy to take ayurvedic medicine Anuloma for constipation?

Query: Hello doctor,I am constipated regularly and have stomach pain occasionally. Sometimes, I take Anuloma half a tablet once a week or one day, and then I feel fine for a few days. I have a good bowel movement when I drink lots of water, but sometimes I am constipated as well. Is it healthy to take Anul...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are several causes of constipation and irregular bowel movements like lack of exercises and physical work, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, taking more oily, fried junk foods, consuming alcohol and smoking habits, etc. Sometimes, it is due to neurological issues. Dri...  Read Full »

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