Constipation is classified as passing less than three stools per week, severe constipation involves one stool per week. Most people with constipation experience a lot of discomfort when going to the bathroom, and pass hard or small stools. They might suffer from stomach pain, straining while going to the bathroom and bleeding from the anus while constipated. Seek advice from a doctor if you have prolonged or chronic constipation. Treatment typically starts at home with a change in diet and exercise or these home remedies for constipation.

1. Water

Stay hydrated throughout the day to optimize your digestion and muscle function. Drinking eight cups a day keeps your body healthy and hydrated. If you find yourself constipated, add one or two cups every two hours to help flush out your system, or put half a lemon in a cup of warm water and drink it every morning to flush out toxins and stay regular.