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How to treat ‘quarantine constipation’?

It’s totally normal to face ‘quarantine constipation’ as your body is currently in the state of adapting to its surroundings; for example having to adjust to new sleeping patterns and also new meal schedules. Find out how you can treat your ‘quarantine constipation’ problem in this article.

Relax

Take a deep breath and relax. We know it’s easier said than done but you need to calm down. According to Robert Lerrigo, MD, gastroenterologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, California, “Stress and anxiety may also affect your poop, as the brain directly communicates the emotions they cause to the gastrointestinal system. In some people, this can cause diarrhea, in others it causes constipation.”

Eat more fibre

You’ve been eating a lot of emergency-canned-foods lately? That could be the main culprit behind your constipation. We understand buying fresh goods is not very ideal right now as they have very short shelf lives and it also means that you need to go out often to restock them but you can opt to stock up on fruits that last long.

Drink more water

Staying at home probably gets you thinking that your body doesn’t require that much water but you’re wrong. Water and juices are great options but make sure they’re all natural; avoid refined sugar in your juices.

Get moving

The global pandemic has caused gyms around the world to shut its doors but that doesn’t mean you should give up exercising. You can try a variety of home workouts available on the net to keep your body healthy and your mind sane.

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