It is described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week.
Passing fewer than three stools a week.
Having lumpy or hard stools.
Straining to have bowel movements.
Lack of fiber rich diet.
Colorectal problems like hernia, scar tissue, diverticulitis.
Taking certain medications, including sedatives, opioid pain medications, some antidepressants or medications to lower blood pressure
Having a mental health condition such as depression or an eating disorder.
Try to create a regular schedule for bowel movements, especially after a meal.
Include plenty of high-fiber foods in your diet, including beans, vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals and bran.
In Ayurveda constipation is termed as Vibandha. As per Ayurveda, undigested foods and hidden or occult stool can slowly accumulate in the stomach and large intestines respectively, impairing the Vata dosha – which is believed to control very basic body functions. This, in turn, can lead to obstruction of the digestive tract, hence, the body will not be able to clear the way for a proper bowel movement, thereby resulting in constipation. It is caused due to vitiation of Vata dosha.
So our physicians advices various Panchkarma therapies which help in balancing the aggravated vata dosha in the body. Eliminated the ama from the body.