If You Are Constipated Use Baking Soda

If You Are Constipated Use Baking Soda

We’ve talked at length before about all
the various ways that baking soda can benefit your life and health. Far from being just a simple ingredient for
leavening baked goods, baking soda has a million and one other uses ranging from whitening
your teeth to preventing heartburn. For a full rundown on some of the ways baking
soda can be useful to your life, check out another video on our channel titled “7 Unexpected
Health Benefits of Baking Soda”. Today though, we’re going to focus on one
potential benefit of baking soda that might be a little bit more “irregular”. Specifically, today we’re going to take
a look at how baking soda might be able to help people who struggle with constipation. Before we start, make sure you’re getting
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this video until the end. So to begin, let’s talk a little bit about
constipation and why it can be such a major problem for the people who suffer from this
condition. Constipation is a medical problem in which
you struggle to pass stool on a regular basis. As a general rule of thumb, if you’re making
a number two less than three times every week on average, chances are you may be constipated.Other
possible symptoms of constipation include acute abdominal pain as well as painful or
irregular bowel movements. While constipation can be painful, uncomfortable
and embarrassing, that’s not where the problems end. If left unchecked, constipation can lead to
all sorts of unfortunate complications, such as hemorrhoids, fissures, and fecal impaction. The Mayo Clinic suggests that you might have
chronic constipation if you continue to experience the symptoms of constipation for several weeks
or longer. As for what causes constipation, there are
a number of potential factors that can lead to this particular type of toilet trouble. Some of the contributing factors that can
lead to chronic constipation include eating a low fiber diet, not drinking enough water,
and not exercising enough. Another problem which can complicate into
constipation is if you’re not listening to your body and using the bathroom whenever
you feel the urge. In other words, don’t try to “hold it
in”. When you gotta go, you gotta go. There are some other less common causes which
can lead to constipation as well. In some cases, constipation can potentially
be a symptom of other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, thyroid problems,
weakened pelvic muscles, or even colon cancer, among a number of other possible conditions
and illnesses. In most of the more common cases, you can
help to curb constipation by making some adjustments to your lifestyle in order to keep yourself
more regular. This means eating more fiber, exercising and
making sure to stay properly hydrated to ensure that your digestive system is running as efficiently
as possible. For more serious cases of chronic constipation,
laxatives and stool softeners can potentially provide a helping hand; just make sure not
to rely on laxatives too often or they might only serve to make your constipation even
worse. With laxatives having the potential to worsen
the situation, some people have tried to explore other, more natural remedies in order to get
rid of their constipation issues….which brings us full circle right back to baking
soda. So with all of that preamble out of the way,
can baking soda really do anything to help your constipation? If you’re hoping for a clear cut, concrete
and scientific explanation for whether or not baking soda can cure your constipation,
we’re sad to say you’re sorely out of luck. At this time of writing, no actual scientific
research has been conducted in order to determine whether or not baking soda has any impact
on constipation. For starters, baking soda is able to neutralize
acid, including stomach acid. This means that consuming baking soda can
help remedy your heartburn (also known as acid reflux) as well as indigestion. Because of its antacid properties, some people
speculate that baking soda might be able to cure constipation as well. There is also some belief that baking soda
can help your digestive system by pulling water into your digestive tract and assisting
with muscle contractions. However, consuming too much baking soda can
have some unwanted side effects, including vomiting, diarrhea, weak or spasming muscles,
frequent urination, or convulsions. Consuming too much baking soda can also lead
to constipation, which sounds a little bit counterintuitive if you ask us. In addition to consuming baking soda, constipated
individuals have also tried to relieve their symptoms by soaking in a bath of water mixed
with baking soda as well. As we said before though, there’s no concrete
evidence to suggest that this or any other baking soda treatment actually helps with
constipation, so make of this speculation what you will. For avid baking soda fans, what are some other
uses for baking soda that you can think of? If you have something to share, be sure to
let us know in the comment section below and help us keep the conversation going.

8 Replies to “If You Are Constipated Use Baking Soda”

  1. What are some other uses for baking soda that you can think of? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  2. I used backing soda for skin condition
    it's good ( but ) should not leave it on
    for too long .. a few hrs .. then wash
    the area and moisterize ..

  3. I have found that prune juice works very well for constapation . it also gives you relief in a short amount of time

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