Constipation on the Road: Tough it out

Have you experience stomach problem while traveling? It is hard to drive or concentrate in our journey if we feel uncomfortable because no matter how hard we try to focus on the fun event, our body can’t sustain it. If we feel hungry, stomachache or constipation, it is uncomfortable to laugh and have fun if you feel it. It’s unusual for our digestive system to get out of balance while traveling. Sometimes, it results in constipation. To prevent or treat the problem:

When nature calls, don’t delay it. Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement particularly after meals can foster constipation.

And always drink plenty of fluids (water or juice). Aim for at least eight glasses of water a day.

Go for high-fiber foods. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Whole-grain cereals and those containing bran are also good source of fiber. Choose whole-grain breads.

Consider taking osmotic laxatives. If you do develop mild constipation while traveling, taking osmotic laxatives such as Milk of Magnesia, which is a nonprescription product or even prune juice may be enough to help. These work by increasing water content in our stool.

Stay active. Regular activity stimulates normal bowel activity. Take daily walks.

Significant constipation occasionally demands stronger medications or perhaps suppositories such as glycerin suppositories. Before using any of these on a regular basis seek advice from your doctor first. Also talk to your doctor if constipation persists after your return from your trip.

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