Women Constipation

Treatment against Women Constipation during pregnancy London and haemorrhoid (piles) treatment


Understanding constipation during pregnancy can prevent unnecessary discomfort. Although it might an annoying condition, it isn’t uncommon issue and it affects almost half of pregnant women.



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How our physiotherapist treats women constipation?

Physiotherapy and Osteopathy can relieve you from constipation during pregnancy and help with haemorrhoids. There are different techniques, such as soft exercises, message and manual therapy that can help. At Excellence Physiotherapy, we have London based physiotherapists specialising in women’s health, who can give you more information and an assessment during a home visit in London, or during a session at either of the two Light Centre practices: Belgravia near Victoria station, or London Wall near Moorgate station, in the heart of the City, where you can relax and also have access to other services.

What are the cause of women constipation during pregnancy?

The main cause for constipation during pregnancy is the changing hormones in your body. Progesterone, which is produced in higher levels during pregnancy, causes your bowel muscles to relax and as a result slows the transit of food through your digestive system. This happens so more nutrients can be absorbed from food for you and your baby.

The growing uterus is also putting extra pressure on your rectum, thus making it harder to move as it used to. Also vitamins and iron supplements, which are usually prescribed to pregnant women, contribute to the condition.

What are the symptoms of women constipation during pregnancy?

The usual symptoms of constipation are lower abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel movement or having bowel movements every few days only. It isn’t a dangerous condition, but it can be very uncomfortable, especially if haemorrhoids start developing. In order to avoid that, you should not ignore the symptoms and you should take action as soon as possible.

What are Hemorrhoids and the symptoms?

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom. Symptoms are bleeding, itching, lump, mucus, soreness, redness and swelling.

Natural treatment against women constipation during pregnancy

  • Keep well hydrated, especially by drinking water with high magnesium content, or prune juice, which is a mild laxative, is important.
  • Mild exercise such as walking or swimming is also very helpful, as it aids keeping more regular transit.
  • Eat food rich in fibre such as vegetables, fruit, wholemeal bread and high fibre cereals.

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