I can totally relate to the feeling of being impacted and not being able to use the bathroom. In this post, I will share tips on how to poop faster when constipated to help you find relief. I have suffered from constipation for as long as I can remember, it’s probably why I have so many posts about constipation recipes and remedies.
These are researched and some are personal tips that I use regularly. I can assure you, they work like a charm and you should be able to poop faster in no time. It is always recommended to seek professional help with any medical condition. This post is not medical advice and it is for educational purposes only.
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How To Poop Faster When Constipated
Before we begin, I would like to talk a little bit about your diet and overall lifestyle because both play an important role in the causes of constipation. Studies show that people who sit a lot and don’t work out tend to experience constipation.
Also, people who eat a low-fiber diet are prone to digestive issues along with constipation, therefore, if you find yourself in both categories, it may be what’s causing your symptoms and time to change your habits. Yes, I know, it’s not easy to stop eating all those yummy fast foods and tasty drinks but you have to!
It’s essential that you change your diet, consume more water, and incorporate at least 4 hours of workouts within your weekly routine to get rid of constipation. With that out of the way, let’s begin with the tips to help you poop faster when constipated.
1. Eat Fiber Rich Foods
So it all comes down to what you eat, your eating habits and food choices are critical for having healthy bowel movements. To reduce constipation symptoms, you will need to consume high-fiber foods because dietary fiber helps give your stool bulk by increasing its weight and size.
Dietary fiber also draws water into your colon which makes your stool easier to pass. By adding high-fiber vegetables and fruits to your diet, you increase your chances of having a bowel movement every day. Here is a list of some of the most high-fiber foods.
- Swiss Chard
- Brussel Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
- Dried Fruits
- Kidney Beans
- Bran Cereal
- Whole Grains
2. Drink High Fiber Smoothies
Another great way to get enough fiber in your diet daily is by drinking high-fiber smoothies for breakfast. Smoothies work faster for constipation relief when you consume them on an empty stomach in the mornings for at least 2 hours before eating regular foods.
Some of the best ingredients for high-fiber smoothies include apples, pears, prunes, mangos, berries, and papayas. These fruits contain enough fiber to help stimulate a bowel movement plus they will help keep you hydrated and provide your body with essential nutrients and vitamins.
3. Eat High Fiber Soups
Similar to drinking smoothies, soups also help reduce constipation when made using ingredients from the list above. Broccoli soup, carrot soup, cabbage soup, tomato soup, chicken soup, vegetable soup, and Chinese soups are high in fiber and will help[ give your stool bulk and keep you hydrated.
Check out this list of high-fiber soups for constipation and try at least 2 of them, you should be able to poop faster after eating them. Note, if you try the tomato soup from the list, make sure you do not suffer from constipation or GERD because it makes symptoms worse.
4. Drink Hot Water After Meals
According to Medical News Today, drinking hot water before or after meals helps break down foods faster in the gut and stimulate a bowel movement. It also has a lot of other health benefits such as aiding in weight loss, improving circulation, and reducing stress.
Also, it is important to keep your body hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of pure water daily. Water also helps clear stored waste and toxins from your colon so try making it a habit.
5. Do An Enema
Another way to poop faster when constipated is by doing an enema, it’s done in hospitals all the time on patients when they can’t poop. Healthline has a good post on homemade enemas if you do decide to try them. I have done it a few times by filling an enema kit with warm water and it did work.
As you will read in the article, using strange ingredients in your enemas can do more harm than good so please be careful with at-home enemas.
6. Try A Salt Water Flush
A salt water flush has proven to be very effective in stimulating a bowel movement within less than an hour. A word of caution though, you are not going to like the taste of this remedy, and it’s even harder to swallow but it does work very fast. Here is the recipe:
- 2 teaspoons of non-iodized Himalayan sea salt
- 1 liter of hot water
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Preparation & Consumption:
Combine all of the ingredients above and shake them well until all of the salt dissolves. Drink all of it as fast as you can, don’t worry, you have 5 minutes to get it all down. Lay on your side and massage your stomach for 5 minutes, repeat the process on the other side of your stomach. You should feel the urge to poop within 30 minutes.
7. Prune Butter Bomb
Okay, so this is one of the best home laxatives for constipation that works really well, it’s made by mixing apple juice, prune juice, and butter. It’s been a TikTok trend for a while now cause it works very well when it comes to emptying your bowels quickly. There’s also the constipation bomb recipe that nurses use for impacted bowels that’s even faster!
Toilet Positions To Make You Poop Faster
Did you know that your sitting position while on the toilet affects your bowel movements? Yes, it does, not sitting correctly can cause or prevent your stool from moving through your colon. Also, sitting wrongly can stop your bowel from emptying completely. This video shows how to sit on the toilet correctly when constipated.
Tips To Help Reduce Constipation Symptoms
To reduce constipation symptoms, here are a few tips that have helped me over the years.
- Always use the bathroom when you feel like going
- Drink a lot of water during the day
- Add green vegetable salads to your diet
- Try sitting on the toilet after breakfast or lunch even if you do not feel like going
- try 30 minutes of aerobics, yoga poses, and Pilates
- Go for a 30-minute walk
- Listen to relaxing music while sitting on the toilet
- Reduce your stress levels
- Apply pressure on both sides of your belly button one side at a time
- Remove these foods from your diet
Constipation can be extremely frustrating but I know that by following some of the tips above, you will find relief. Now you know how to poop faster when constipated, hope this post helps. please save my pin for later!