Ayurvedic treatment for Constipation in pregnancy Causes

Constipation in pregnancy Causes

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Constipation in pregnancy Causes


The cause of constipation usually multifactorial. In pregnancy it can be caused by the raised hormone progesterone levels. Progesterone leads to smooth muscle relaxation and thus causes reduced motility and increased water absorption in the gut. Slow gut movements lead to constipation.

From an Ayurvedic point of view, dietary bad habits are the main cause of constipation.2

The cause of constipation as identified in Ayurvedic texts is attributed to use of

  • Conflicting foods
  • inadequate food intake
  • fasting
  • heavy to digest, dry, constipating, oily and fermented food 2

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