According to statistics, about 15% of adults suffer from chronic constipation, with more women than men, and more elderly than young people. Chronic constipation is also commonly known as long-term constipation. The scientific name is "chronic functional constipation". Its characteristics are:
1. There are more than 2 defecations per week, laborious defecation, blocky or hard stools, incomplete defecation, obstruction of defecation, and the need for external force to assist defecation (such as defecation with fingers). symptom
2. It is easy to have soft stools if you need to use laxatives
3. The symptoms have been more than 6 months, and the above situation has been reached in the past 3 months"
4. Does not meet the diagnostic criteria for irritable bowel syndrome
Long-term constipation, no quick-acting medicine, must be adjusted
Long-term constipation, quick-acting medicine can not solve the problem at all, it will only make the condition worse and must be treated slowly. However, Chinese medicine believes that long-term constipation can be divided into six categories: Qi deficiency, blood deficiency, Yang deficiency, Yin deficiency and Yang dryness, Qi stagnation, and actual heat constipation. The specific treatment methods are different. If you can find According to the type of your symptoms, follow the above method to adjust, within a month, absolutely good!
1. Qi deficiency type:
Symptoms: There is often a sense of weakness in defecation. It is clear that the stool is not hard, but it is difficult to pass, and even feels abdominal tightness, a feeling of falling, and easy fatigue.
Food and medicine conditioning: Commonly used drugs are Buzhong Yiqi Decoction or Codonopsis, Atractylodes, Huangqi, etc. In your daily diet, you can eat more foods such as walnuts, sweet potatoes, taro and so on.
2. Blood deficiency type:
Symptoms: The bowel movements are often separated by several days, and the stools are often dry and hard, difficult to solve, and time-consuming to relieve the stool, and combined with symptoms such as yellowish face, dizziness, and dry eyes.
Medicine and food conditioning: Commonly used drugs are Runchang Decoction or Angelica, Rehmannia, Polygonum multiflorum, Mulberry, Sesame and so on. Eat more mulberries, honey, black fungus, sesame, etc. in your daily diet to help nourish and nourish.
3. Yang deficiency type:
Symptoms: Difficulty in passing stool, but not hard and dry, bloating and not warm, afraid of cold.
Food and medicine conditioning: Commonly used medicines are Jichuan decoction or Cistanche, dried ginger, hemp seed, etc. You can eat more walnuts, lamb, leeks, fennel and other warm and moisturizing products in your usual diet.
4. Yin deficiency and Yang dryness type:
Symptoms: staying up late for a long time or getting older, stools are dry and hard, mostly like sheep feces, need to be forced to discharge, and there are symptoms of thirst, irritability, insomnia and other symptoms.
Medicine and food conditioning: Commonly used drugs are the addition and subtraction of Zengye Decoction or the use of Scrophulariaceae, Shengdi, Ophiopogon japonicus, tortoise shell, wolfberry, etc.
5. Air stagnation type:
Symptoms: Emotional tightness, bloating, frequent bowel movements but not smooth flow, frequent hiccups, pantothenic acid, phlegm in the throat, chest tightness, and frequent sighs.
Medicine and food conditioning: Commonly used medicines are Sini Powder and Xiaochengqi Decoction, modified or Zhishi, Magnolia officinalis, Muxiang, and big belly skin. In your daily diet, you can eat more oranges, bamboo shoots and other foods that help ventilate.
6. Actual heat type:
Symptoms: I often socialize and socialize or like to eat hot fried foods, poor bowel habits, unresolved stools for many days, a feeling of bloating and firmness, hard to relieve stools, often accompanied by bleeding hemorrhoids, bad breath, acne and other symptoms.
Medicine and food conditioning: Commonly used drugs are Fangfeng Tongsheng San, or rhubarb, coptis, gardenia, etc. You can take more moisturizing foods such as cucumber and cabbage.
A kind of "medicine and food homology" ingredient, which can solve 3 kinds of constipation at one time
Among the above six common types of constipation, Qi deficiency constipation, blood deficiency constipation, and yin deficiency and yang dryness constipation can be solved with a single medicine. It is hemp seed, which belongs to the "medicine and food homologous" plant. It means that it is both food and therapeutic.
Hemp seed is a favorite of Chinese medicine to treat constipation. Hemp seed is indispensable in all kinds of laxative prescriptions. It has a long history of diet therapy and is recorded in various medical books and books.
What is the role of hemp seed? First of all, it can nourish yin and invigorate deficiency, moisten the intestines and lax, and is often used for blood deficiency and body fluid deficiency, dry intestines and constipation. Translated into the vernacular, patients with qi deficiency constipation eat vigorous defecation, blood deficiency constipation and yin deficiency and yang dryness. Constipation can moisturize the intestines and promote softening of stool. If patients with long-term constipation can continue to consume it for a month, they can see significant improvement.
Secondly, hemp seed also has the effects of lowering blood fat, lowering blood pressure, detoxification and weight loss. Old people often eat a little, which can nourish blood vessels and promote longevity. Don’t forget, it is a famous longevity hometown in Bama Specialty, why do local people live long? It has long been confirmed to be related to long-term consumption of hemp seeds.
However, hemp seed is not recommended for direct consumption. Most of them are sold as hemp seed oil, hemp seed tea, hemp paste, etc. On the one hand, the taste is more acceptable, and on the other hand, the effect of regulating constipation will be better.