At Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we provide nutrient-boosting IVs that can alleviate a variety of symptoms, including constipation. Our $175 Myer's Cocktail package includes all of the hydration and vitamins you need to feel like your best self. We recommend this option for people with constipation because it can give you the nutritional support you need to manage your symptoms. When you experience constipation and related abdominal pain, consider our in-home IV therapy.
What Is Constipation and What Causes It?
Constipation can refer to infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Most medical professionals diagnose constipation when someone has fewer than three bowel movements per week. Many people experience occasional constipation, but some have chronic constipation that causes more severe symptoms.
In many cases, constipation happens when the digestive tract doesn't move waste efficiently enough. As a result, the stool becomes harder and drier, making it more difficult to pass. Sometimes, constipation occurs as a result of an underlying condition.
How to Prevent Constipation
There are a variety of ways to prevent constipation or reduce existing symptoms, including:
IV Drips for Hydration
Dehydration can result in hard, difficult-to-pass stools. All of our IV for constipation options have a normal saline solution as a base that restores your body's fluid balance. It includes water and sodium chloride that boosts your electrolytes for better hydration. Since our medics will administer the fluid to your bloodstream, you'll get direct hydration that takes effect quickly.
In addition to fluids, certain vitamins can naturally relieve constipation. Our Myer's Cocktail includes vitamins C, B1, B5, B9 and B12 to help alleviate constipation.
Eating High Fiber Foods
There are two types of fiber — insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fiber makes the stool bulkier and helps it pass through the intestines quickly. Soluble fiber absorbs water and creates a gel-like substance that helps you pass stool smoothly through your bowels. Plant-based foods usually contain some kind of fiber as well as dried beans, oats, barley, apples, strawberries, peas and more. Eating more of these foods can help relieve constipation.
Stress slows down the digestive process and can even cause symptoms such as constipation, especially if you've had severe or long-term stress. It can also cause inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract that can increase constipation. Everything from yoga to exercise and meditation can help relieve stress. Consider talk therapy, medication and healthy lifestyle changes if your stress is severe.
Exercise can help manage constipation by decreasing the amount of time it takes for food to move through the large intestine, limiting the amount of water your body absorbs from the stool. Aerobic exercise also speeds up your breathing and heart rate to stimulate the natural contractions of the muscles in your intestines that will help move stools out quicker.
Get In-Home IV Therapy in Denver
You can request a visit to your home from one of our medics throughout most of the Denver area. Book IV therapy today by calling or texting 720-987-2155 or contacting our team online.