Lifestyle changes can have a profound impact on your digestion––and it’s the sum of small steps that can add up to feeling better in the long run. From adding more fiber to your diet and drinking 6-8 cups of water daily, to giving yourself 30 minutes of active movement a day, you can make a big difference with slight adjustments.
When lifestyle changes simply aren’t enough or you’re looking for fast relief, Dulcolax has a range of solutions to help you get back to feeling yourself. Saline laxative like Dulcolax® Liquid and Soft Chews which can provide relief in as little as 30 minutes*, while stimulant laxative tablets provide overnight relief.
Learn more about what might be causing your symptoms and how small lifestyle changes can help you relieve occasional constipation.
The one constant? Symptoms vary.
You’re not feeling quite right—perhaps it’s a stomachache, bloating or loss of appetite. Whatever your symptoms, a decrease in bowel movements or straining to pass stools could be signs of occasional constipation.
Common symptoms include:
- Painful, difficult bowel movements
- Dry, hard stools
- Excessive straining while going movements
- Gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort
- Feeling the need to go again immediately after a bowel movement
- Fewer than 3 bowel movements per week
Did you know?
Approximately 80% of people suffer from occasional constipation at some time during their lives.
You’re not alone in this.
When the outside affects your inside.
Age, lifestyle, diet, and stress all factor into how well (or poorly) your digestive system works.
- As your age increases, so do the chances of experiencing constipation.
- Less active than usual? So is your digestion.
- Medications and surgery can greatly affect your body’s ability to produce a stool.
- Staying properly hydrated keeps things moving along.
- Stress is your body’s enemy. How? Your gastrointestinal tract is actually a nervous system organ, like the brain. Because of this, they affect each other in both positive and negative ways.
Typically, occasional constipation is nothing to worry about, and your natural rhythm will return in a few days. Other times, your digestive system might need a push in the right direction. If your issues continue for over a week or continually return, please consult with your physician.
Live as nature intended.
Constipation is often the result of food moving slowly through the digestive system. But did you know there are natural remedies to combat it? Below you’ll find tips that are easy to follow, can be done in the comfort of your own home, and will improve your overall health:
Eat a healthy, balanced diet
Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Also try to include whole grains, quinoa, brown rice or sprouted grains in your diet to help keep things moving.
Exercise for 30 minutes
Get your heart rate going because when you move, your bowels do too. You can do aerobic activities such as walking and housework or simply stretch out with yoga.
Drink 6-8 glasses of fluid
Staying hydrated with water, herbal teas and clear soup helps food and waste pass through your gut. Try not to have too many fizzy drinks, caffeine or alcohol.
Sometimes, natural remedies are just not enough. Fortunately, we have products to help you find relief. Just let us know what´s wrong, and we'll point you to the right place.
Become the boss of your body.
Sometimes, you do all the right things and eat healthy foods, yet your digestion still slows down and constipation sets in. Whether you need immediate or overnight relief, we offer a variety of over-the-counter options to help you get relief.