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CONSTIPATION -Ayurvedic Treatment and self help guide

It  says only if our elimination is proper, we can be healthy, energetic and fit. According to  Ayurveda   we  should have - Easy bowel movement first thing in the  morning.The  stool should float on water. If the stool sinks, then it is an indication of accumulation of  Ama ( Toxins) in  colon,and  poor digestion. THE MAIN CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION There are PHYSICAL ,PSYCHOLOGICAL , and MEDICAL causes of constipation. If we look under PHYSICAL CAUSES  ,it will be Dietary - eating food which is hard to digest Irregular sleeping pattern Getting up quickly and. Rushing off  to work Sex in the morning Coffee or tea in the morning Sedentary life style Lack of exercise As a complications of a infectious disease or fever. PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS are Stress, worry,  nervousness ,grief  and fear all of these contributes to develop constipation. Insomnia ,Excess  stimulation of the nervous system like watching TV too much or using electronic gadgets late in the night. Apart from these some MEDICAL


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