Relieving Constipation in Your Elderly Loved One

Personal Care at Home Las Vegas, NV: Relieving Constipation

Among the many complaints that seniors have, constipation is very prevalent. Although there are effective treatments available, many elderly people are hesitant to add yet another pill to their daily regimen. The desired benefits may often be attained with natural therapies, and there are no negative side effects or drug interactions to worry about. If your senior needs help finding or taking natural remedies, this may be something personal care at home can help with. Here are some things you can mention to your senior to try out. 

Eat More Fennel

Fennel, a fragrant herb related to carrots, contains characteristics that stimulate the digestive system’s smooth muscle action, which helps regulate bowel motions. Daily consumption of dry-roasted fennel seeds in hot water is recommended. For a more flavorful eating experience, fennel may be included in pasta dishes, soups, and maybe on top of salads. 

Add in Lemon Juice

To help things along in the digestive system, lemon juice contains citric acid, which increases digestive function. It also aids in the elimination of toxins that have built up in the colon’s lining. First thing in the morning, drink a glass of water flavored very little with lemon juice. Many people love starting their day with lemon juice. Personal care at home may help seniors squeeze fresh lemon in their water. If they have no help at home, they can easily buy squeezed lemon juice from the store to add to the water. 

Flax Seeds Can Help Aid Constipation

Flaxseed’s inherent laxative characteristics make it an ideal digestive aid. Before going to sleep, combine a teaspoon of flaxseed with a glass of water and let it remain in the fridge for at least two to three hours. It works slowly overnight, with results generally emerging in the morning.

Use Honey for Constipation

Honey is the perfect gentle laxative for those days you really need it. Honey’s ability to naturally assist digestion is well-documented thanks to its moisturizing characteristics. Taking some honey before each meal is generally plenty. It’s also great as a sugar replacement in tea or with a glass of warm water.

When is Constipation Dangerous for Seniors?

Constipation is a common problem, but for some people, it’s a chronic one that severely limits their ability to go about their everyday lives. As an added complication, chronic constipation can make it difficult, if not painful, to pass stool. Hemorrhoids and an anal fissure are only two issues that might develop if this condition is ignored and not addressed.

If your elderly loved one has had constipation for more than a few days and none of these natural remedies are working to cure their pains, it’s time to go to the doctor. The doctor will ask questions that a senior needs to be answered honestly to get the best treatment plan. 

A doctor may find that it is a side effect of a certain medication that can be changed, or it is a medication that cannot be changed but can have an added medication to help relieve the senior’s pain. If your senior needs help to get to the doctor or remember why they’re at the doctor, it’s time to look into hiring personal care at home.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering In-Home Care in North Las Vegas, NV please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.

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Relieving Constipation in Your Elderly Loved One

Personal Care at Home Las Vegas, NV: Relieving Constipation

Among the many complaints that seniors have, constipation is very prevalent. Although there are effective treatments available, many elderly people are hesitant to add yet another pill to their daily regimen. The desired benefits may often be attained with natural therapies, and there are no negative side effects or drug interactions to worry about. If your senior needs help finding or taking natural remedies, this may be something personal care at home can help with. Here are some things you can mention to your senior to try out. 

Eat More Fennel

Fennel, a fragrant herb related to carrots, contains characteristics that stimulate the digestive system’s smooth muscle action, which helps regulate bowel motions. Daily consumption of dry-roasted fennel seeds in hot water is recommended. For a more flavorful eating experience, fennel may be included in pasta dishes, soups, and maybe on top of salads. 

Add in Lemon Juice

To help things along in the digestive system, lemon juice contains citric acid, which increases digestive function. It also aids in the elimination of toxins that have built up in the colon’s lining. First thing in the morning, drink a glass of water flavored very little with lemon juice. Many people love starting their day with lemon juice. Personal care at home may help seniors squeeze fresh lemon in their water. If they have no help at home, they can easily buy squeezed lemon juice from the store to add to the water. 

Flax Seeds Can Help Aid Constipation

Flaxseed’s inherent laxative characteristics make it an ideal digestive aid. Before going to sleep, combine a teaspoon of flaxseed with a glass of water and let it remain in the fridge for at least two to three hours. It works slowly overnight, with results generally emerging in the morning.

Use Honey for Constipation

Honey is the perfect gentle laxative for those days you really need it. Honey’s ability to naturally assist digestion is well-documented thanks to its moisturizing characteristics. Taking some honey before each meal is generally plenty. It’s also great as a sugar replacement in tea or with a glass of warm water.

When is Constipation Dangerous for Seniors?

Constipation is a common problem, but for some people, it’s a chronic one that severely limits their ability to go about their everyday lives. As an added complication, chronic constipation can make it difficult, if not painful, to pass stool. Hemorrhoids and an anal fissure are only two issues that might develop if this condition is ignored and not addressed.

If your elderly loved one has had constipation for more than a few days and none of these natural remedies are working to cure their pains, it’s time to go to the doctor. The doctor will ask questions that a senior needs to be answered honestly to get the best treatment plan. 

A doctor may find that it is a side effect of a certain medication that can be changed, or it is a medication that cannot be changed but can have an added medication to help relieve the senior’s pain. If your senior needs help to get to the doctor or remember why they’re at the doctor, it’s time to look into hiring personal care at home.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering In-Home Care in North Las Vegas, NV please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.



Free In Home Consultation & Care Assessment

Please fill out this form and we will contact you to set up your free assessment.




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