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How a Bidet Can Help With Constipation

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

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We all know how common problems with bowel movements are in the United States, but no one likes to talk about them. Constipation, or having fewer than three bowel movements a week, is one of the most common digestive problems. And it often goes hand-in-hand with straining, hard stools, and a feeling of incomplete evacuation.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, constipation symptoms are very common in the United States with 33 out of every 100 adults over the age of 60 suffering from constipation symptoms.

If you're having trouble with constipation, don't be afraid to talk to your doctor. Fortunately, there are things you can do at home to relieve constipation and get your digestive system back on track.

Relieving Constipation

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A variety of factors can contribute to constipation, including a fiber-poor diet, insufficient water intake, and lack of exercise. Fortunately, there are several techniques for treating constipation and restarting the flow in your body, including drinking plenty of water or a small cup of caffeinated coffee. Certain types of supplements can also help with relieving constipation, just be careful and understand what is being ingested.

Another viable option is the use of a bidet. Bidets can help with constipation relief with nerve stimulation – something that can directly help with bowel movement.

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Bidets are a great way to help relieve and prevent constipation. Besides washing your behind, bidets introduce small amounts of water into the anus to facilitate and encourage bowel movement. They can also stimulate the rectum to help “move” the fecal matter that’s “stuck” in your digestive system. Nerves in the rectum that are responsible for this movement can be activated by the incoming bidet water stream. Another small benefit is that the water stream from the bidet provides a massage to the anal area which can also help be helpful. And last but definitely not least, using a bidet lets you avoid the need to wipe with toilet paper, which can irritate constipation-related anal fissures.

Ample amounts of water and fiber, reduced stress, and the help of a bidet can help those who continue to suffer from constipation and everything that comes with it.


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