After the problem of a common cold or cough, if any physical problem bothers you the most, then it is the problem of constipation. If the problem of constipation is ignored for a long time, it can increase the risk of other diseases. Therefore, if only certain food items are included in the daily diet, then this problem can be easily avoided. But first, let's try to understand the causes of constipation.

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  1. What are the causes of constipation?
  2. Consuming which foods causes constipation?
  3. Food for constipation
  4. When to contact a doctor?
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for 7 Foods that can cause constipation

According to research, the causes of constipation can be the following -

  • Taking medicines.
  • Not exercising.
  • Not drinking or reducing fluid intake.
  • Including less amount of fiber in the diet.
  • Having the problem of irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Ignoring bowel movements.
  • Change in lifestyle.
  • Travel.
  • Being older.
  • During pregnancy.
  • Intestines not functioning properly.
  • Abuse of laxatives.

Constipation may be a problem due to the above-mentioned reasons, but if proper attention is paid to the diet regularly then the problem can be avoided. There are also some food items whose consumption can cause constipation.

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Here we are talking about those foods, eating which can cause constipation -

Liquor

Consuming alcohol can cause the body to become dehydrated and this problem can cause constipation. If we understand it in simple language, then the problem of constipation can start due to reducing water intake and passing excess urine. This happens because due to alcohol consumption, urination is more than normal.

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Gluten-containing foods

Gluten is a protein, which is found in grains like wheat, barley, and rye. Some people may experience constipation when they consume foods containing gluten. Apart from this, some people are intolerant to gluten. This is a condition known as gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

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Processed grains

Processed grains or foods made from them, such as white bread, white rice, and white pasta, have less fiber than whole grains. Therefore, consumption of such foods can cause constipation.

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Milk and Dairy Products

Dairy products can cause constipation in some individuals. This is most common in people who are sensitive to the proteins found in cow's milk. It is also important to keep in mind that people who are lactose intolerant may suffer from diarrhea instead of constipation due to the consumption of dairy products.

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Red meat

Red meat is usually high in fat and low in fiber. In such a situation, the problem of constipation may increase. Not only this, but if red meat is eaten daily, it reduces the intake of fiber-rich vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.

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Fried or fast food

Eating fried or fast food in large quantities and frequently can also increase the risk of constipation. This happens because the amount of fat in these foods is high and the amount of fiber is less. Such foods may take longer to digest and may cause constipation.

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Persimmon

Persimmon is a type of fruit, which contains tannin, which is a type of compound and it can increase the problem of constipation by slowing down digestion. There are many varieties of this fruit, but most are classified as sweet or astringent. According to research, the problem of constipation is seen more due to the consumption of astringent persimmon.

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Including the following food items in the diet can help in avoiding the problem of constipation -

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If the following symptoms are felt, one should contact the doctor without delay -

  • Frequent occurrence of constipation problem.
  • Bleeding from stool.
  • Always feel stomach ache.
  • Along with the problem of constipation, vomiting also occurs.
  • Not getting relief from over-the-counter constipation medicines.

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Constipation is a problem that can be cured simply by changing eating habits. Therefore, here in the article we have talked about those foods that cause constipation. Do not consume such food items or minimize them. Also include such things in your diet, which help in improving the digestive system and which have high fiber content, like papaya, apple, banana, etc.

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