Avoid constipation – eat fibres

Constipation is a frequent condition. Several thousand people in Denmark suffer every day from constipation that affects both men and women of all ages.

When you are constipated you get hard and lumpy stool that is difficult to pass. Constipation can cause great discomfort, like stomach ache, nausea, headaches and sometimes vomiting. Also, constipation can lead to haemorrhoids and fissures which are very uncomfortable.

Dietary fibres have a positive effect on your digestive system and provide your stomach and intestines something to work with. HUSK® Psyllium-husk contains 85 % fibres and helps to relieve constipation.

Dietary fibres are also found in rye bread, coarse crispbread and wholemeal pasta. Look for the wholemeal-symbol when you are shopping.

Causes of constipation

It is of great importance to your digestive system what you eat and how physically active you are. Sedentary work, fatty and low-fibre food and too little exercise can easily cause you to be constipated, especially because the intestines do not have enough to work with. Too little fluid is also a contributor to the problem, which is why in particular elderly people should take care to drink enough fluids.

Constipation can also be caused by illnesses, an operation or medication, and some people just have a higher risk of constipation than others – for example women suffer from constipation more often than men.

You can read more about constipation at www.netdoktor.dk.

What can you do?

To avoid constipation, you need to be physically active, drink plenty of fluid and eat healthy – i.e. low-fat and high-fibre.

HUSK® is based on Psyllium husks from the Indian plant Plantago ovata. The product contains 85 % fibres and is entirely free from additives.

HUSK® Psyllium-husk provides the intestines something to work with. The fibres absorb fluid and thereby soften the stool. At the same time the volume of the intestinal content increases and stimulates the natural movements of the intestines (peristalsis).

HUSK® Psyllium-husk is approved by the Danish Medicine and Health Authority as an herbal medicine for the treatment of constipation, diarrhoea, IBS and elevated cholesterol levels.