It may not be something you discuss with friends at the water cooler, but constipation can be a serious issue. It’s not just an inconvenience, it can affect many areas of your wellbeing, and you will be surprised to learn about some of the side effects.

Here are a few side effects and how you can get back on track from sluggish bowels and experience good health

Warning Signs and Symptoms
A general rule classifies constipation as experiencing less than three bowel movements a week. Other symptoms may include straining to pass a bowel movement, feeling like you are still not done, after you are done, small, hard and dry stools or feeling full in your rectum.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you must get checked out and take measures to treat yourself.

A lot of things could cause headaches, but constipation could also be responsible for the nagging problems that you have been experiencing. The worry, pain, and pressure of being in a constipated state can cause stress, which leads to painful headaches.

Dehydration is also a cause of constipation, and when you do not have enough water in your body, you will be prone to headaches. These headaches may also be caused due to the toxin build-up due to constipation.

If your gut is not functioning well, it will show on your skin. When you are constipated, it may mean that the ecosystem of your gut flora is strained. This leads to a host of breakout problems on your skin. Skin conditions that can manifest due to constipation include acne, dark circles under the eyes, rashes puffiness.

Constipation can lead you to lose your appetite, it could give you hemorrhoids, and it could even cause bad breath.

There are ways in which you can work towards fighting it. Don’t hold on to the urge of wanting to go. A lot of people will not just poop anywhere, but when you do wait, it could cause long-term problems. Stay active, don’t get too stressed, increase your fibre intake, stay well-hydrated, mind what medications you consume, and try eating more fermented foods. Last but not the least, speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you can lead a natural life and stay healthy and away from constipation and its side effects.