Keeping your constipation at bay is really about a lifestyle change. But don’t worry, it’s the sum of small steps that can add up to feeling better in the long run. Adding more fibre to your diet, drinking more fluids and regular exercise can keep you going more regularly.1
When lifestyle changes simply aren’t enough or you’re looking for fast relief, Dulcolax has a range of solutions to help you get back to yourself. Tablets are for overnight relief, while gentle suppositories can provide relief in just minutes.2,3
The one constant? Symptoms vary.
You’re not feeling quite right – perhaps it’s a stomach ache, bloating or loss of appetite. Whatever your symptoms, a decrease in bowel movements or straining to pass stills could be signs of occasional constipation.1,4,5
Common symptoms include:1,4,5
- Painful, difficult bowel movements
- Dry, hard stools
- Excessive straining while going movements
- Gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort
- Feeling the need to go again immediately after a bowel movement. Difficulty completing a bowel movement
- Fewer than 3 bowel movements per week
Did you know?
Approximately 80% of people suffer from occasional constipation at some time during their lives.
You’re not alone in this. 6,7
When the outside affects your inside. 5
Age, lifestyle, diet and stress all factor into how well (or poorly) your digestive system works.
- As your age increases, so do the chances of experiencing constipation.
- Less active than usual? So is your digestion.
- Medications and surgery can greatly affect your body’s ability to produce a stool.
- Staying properly hydrated keeps things moving along.
- Stress is your body’s enemy. How? Your gastro tract is actually a nervous system organ, like the brain. Because of this, they can affect each other in both positive and negative ways.
Typically, occasional constipation is nothing to worry about, and your natural rhythm will return in a few days. Other times, your digestive system might need a push in the right direction. If your issues continue over a week or continually return, please consult your doctor.5
Live as nature intended.
Constipation is often the result of food moving slowly through the digestive system. But did you know there are natural remedies to combat it? Below you’ll find tips that are easy to follow, can be done in the comfort of your own home, and will improve your overall health: 5
Eat a healthy, balanced diet
Add more fibre to your diet, e.g. whole grains, wheat bran, oats as well as fruit and vegetables.1,4,5
Exercise 30 minutes
Make exercise part of your daily routine even if it is just going for a walk. Exercise is important for your bowel movement.1,4
Drink 6-8 glasses of fluid
Staying hydrated with water helps food and waste pass through the gut. Limit your amount of caffeine and alcohol.1,4,5
Sometimes, natural remedies are just not enough. Fortunately we have products to help you find relief.