>> Friday, March 13, 2009
Last Sunday night,March 08,2009 - my employer was rushed to the hospital that I just arrived few minutes from day off.It was caused by constipation. We know that most elderly has a big problems on these because all the time they just sitting or on bed. This past winter she is not walking most of the days due to bad weather, sometimes they are too lazy to go anywhere. We stayed in the hospital until midnight and then went back home.
According to studies these was due to poor dietary habbits.Lack of exercise that I cannot forced her to do it everyday.Insuffecient fluid intakes - coffee,soda,tea that she wanted to drink always are not considered to avoid contipation and it actually exacerbate the situation.Constipation is a sign of chronic dehydration.
Kinds of constipation are atonic (lazy bowel) and spastic (narrowing of the colon, with small, ribbon-like stools). Atonic constipation is a high fiber diet and increased fluid intake is recommended.Spastic constipation may be caused by an obstruction or nervousness or anxiety.
Medicines to reduce blood pressure and the cholesterol-lowering ("statin") drugs are sometimes the cause of contipation.
Here are some remedies or need to eat/take to avoid contipation.
01.Bran cereals - at least 1/3 cup of bran on your cereal each morning.
02.Flaxseed oil - is a traditional folk remedy. Take 1 to 2 tablespoonsful with lots of water right after lunch or dinner.
03.Carrot juice - essential oils in carrot juice have an effect on the mucous membranes in the stomach and help get the bowels functioning properly.This will help regain proper digestion. This is good for children, too.
04.Dates - Soak six dates in a glass of hot water; when cool, drink the water and eat the dates
05.Garlic - is effective for three reasons: it soothes, cleanses and reduces inflammation. It is also very rich in potassium which is essential for proper contractions of muscles, including the intestines.
06.Honey - has mild laxative properties. Start by taking a tablespoon three times a day or add to foods or drinks.
07.Molasses - add 1 to 2 tablespoons a day to hot cereal or mix with warm water and drink it.
08.Olive oil - take one tablespoonful of olive oil in the morning and one tablespoonful an hour after dinner.
09.Pepper - make a massage oil of black pepper, marjoram and rosemary (one drop of each in a light carrier oil) and rub into the abdominal area.
10 .Persimmon - eat a persimmon if they are available.
11.Spinach - drinking a pint of spinach juice daily has often corrected constipation in a short period of time.
12 .Sunflower seeds - promotes regularity. Take a handful of raw shelled, unsalted seeds every day....etc.