Constipation that lasts for a few weeks or longer is referred to as chronic.

Less than three bowel movements per week are typically considered to be constipation.

Despite the fact that occasional constipation is quite common, some people also experience chronic constipation, which can make it difficult for them to carry out their daily activities and may also cause excessive straining to go to the bathroom, among other signs and symptoms.

The underlying cause of chronic constipation must be addressed in order to treat it, although in some instances there is no known cause.

Causes-Constipation is most frequently brought on by the digestive tract’s inability to pass stool or waste quickly enough, which results in the formation of hard, dry stool.

Blockages in the colon or rectum

Stool movement may be slowed or stopped by obstructions in the colon or rectum, which can be brought on by:

  • Anal fissure
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Colon cancer
  • Bowel stricture, or colon narrowing
  • Colon pressure from additional abdominal cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectocele

Problems with the nerves around the colon and rectum

Causes of neurological issues include:

  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Difficulty with the muscles involved in elimination

Constipation that lasts for a long time may be brought on by issues with the pelvic muscles necessary for bowel movement.

  • Anismus, a condition in which the pelvic muscles cannot be relaxed to facilitate bowel movement
  • Dyssynergia: Inadequate coordination between contraction and relaxation of the pelvic muscles
  • Weakened pelvic muscles

Conditions that affect hormones in the body

Your body’s fluid levels are regulated by hormones, which is why certain illnesses and conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
  • Pregnancy
  • Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

Symptoms–Constipation that is chronic has the following symptoms:

  • less than three stools being passed each week
  • having stools that are hard or lumpy
  • the struggle to go to the bathroom
  • rectum blockage that makes it feel as if bowel movements are being obstructed
  • feeling like you can’t get all the stool out of your rectum
  • requiring assistance to empty your rectum, such as pressing with your hands or removing stool with a finger from your rectum.

If you’ve had two or more of these symptoms continuously for the past three months, your constipation may be regarded as chronic.


ALUMINA 30—Alumina is an effective treatment for constipation when there is no urge to urinate. The intestines become extremely sluggish and inactive, making it difficult for any kind of stool—hard, dry, or soft—to pass. Alumina is the best option for treating constipation in bottle-fed babies and infants.

NUX VOMICA 30Nux vomica is one of the best medications for constipation when there is frequent, ineffective urging to urinate, scanty stool passing, a feeling of incomplete evacuation, and a recurrence of the urge shortly after urinating. Nux vomica is also extremely effective in cases of constipation brought on by laxative abuse and in situations where piles form in conjunction with constipation.

BRYONIA ALBA 30Bryonia Alba is primarily indicated for all conditions where mucous membranes are extremely dry. Along with constipation, abdomen may appear swollen and sore to the touch, increased thirst for large amounts of water, dry mouth, and lips may accompany, and gastric headache of a bursting nature may also appear.

OPIUM 200– Opium is a highly regarded homeopathic remedy for constipation that develops as a result of enemas being abused.

SILICEA 200Silicea is another helpful treatment for constipation with painful constriction of the anal sphincter. Stool is passed down the rectum with great straining efforts, but because of the anal sphincter’s spasmodic constriction, it recedes back. Stool slips back into the rectum after being partially expelled as the anus closes upon passing stool. Stool remains in the rectum for a long time.

CASCARA SAGRADA QConstipation with piles, chronic indigestion, and constipation are all specifically addressed by this remedy. It also acts as an intestinal tonic and helps to treat dyspepsia.

CALCAREA CARB. 30-Children who need Calcarea carb frequently exhibit an aversion to milk as well as a desire for indigestible items like chalk, lime, and pencil. The first part of the stool must be hard, followed by a soft stool that is also passed with great difficulty.

SANICULA 30-When a child passes variable stool that has a variety of characteristics, such as large, painful, crumbling at the edge of anus, receding after being partially expelled, or passing small, hard balls of stool that may even require mechanical removal, sanicula is suspected.

CHAMOMILLA 30-Children who are extremely irritable, stubborn, and headstrong need the constipation relief provided by chamomilla.

MAGNESIA MUR. 30Magnesia mur., which passes only a small amount of stool that resembles sheep dung, works well for infant constipation during dentition.

SEPIA 30-Sepia is an effective treatment for constipation in pregnancy. Constant bearing down in the uterus is frequently associated with constipation for women needing Sepia. Sepia also helps when stool is extremely hard and needs to be mechanically removed.

CAUSTICUM 30Causticum is a different treatment option for piles-related constipation when there are large piles present and they are blocking the rectus muscle.

HYDRASTIS CAN. QConstipation with a sinking feeling in the stomach and a dull headache; stools are felt in the small intestine but do not reach the large intestines and anus; enemas and glycerine plugs are ineffective and do not relieve constipation in this situation. -Hydrastis is thought to be a specific remedy for constipation.

Collinsonia can be used to treat piles and hard, dry, knotty stools associated with obstinate constipation, as well as constipation that occurs during pregnancy.

When anal fissure occurs with constipated bowels, nitric acid is indicated. It is accompanied by intense burning and pain, as well as bleeding from the rectum.

NATRUM MURIATICUM 30Natrum Mur is used when there are fissures and constipation, as well as when there is unsatisfactory stool that has the consistency of sheep dung and there is smarting, tearing, and stitching pain in the fissure.

PHOSPHORUS 30Stool is long and dry, like that of a dog, and bright red blood passes along with it. -Phosphorus is another effective remedy for constipation.

PODOPHYLLYUM PEL. 30– When colic is present and constipation alternates with diarrhea, podophyllum is prescribed as a very effective treatment for constipation in children.

PLUMBUM METALLICUM 30Plumbum met. works well for constipation in frequent eaters, drinkers, and travelers.

SULPHUR 200Sulphur is prescribed when constipation develops as a result of a fear of removing the stool because it is difficult to do so and because the stool is hard, knotty, and painful to pass.

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