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Rectal Prolapse Remedy Ideas for Constipation and Bowel Discomfort

written by: Rochelle Connery • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 3/18/2011

A rectal prolapse remedy is sometimes used to prevent the condition or to avoid surgery. While the remedies won’t take the place of surgery if it is indeed necessary, they can relieve the symptoms felt during rectal prolapse.

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    What is Rectal Prolapse?

    Rectal prolapse is a condition where one’s large intestinal tissues near the tip of the buttocks (also known as the rectum) slide out of the anus, creating a visible protrusion. While this condition can sometimes be a one-time occurrence it can happen regularly in young toddlers, elderly people and those with other intestinal problems.

    Sufferers often get rectal prolapse during a bowel movement, when straining to produce bowel discharges or when constipated. A rectal prolapse remedy can help reduce the severity of these symptoms and improve them.

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    Natural Supplements

    The idea behind a rectal prolapse remedy centers around the idea that the supplements will ease the sufferer in releasing stool without feeling the need to strain. Note that these remedies are not immediate and are not intended as a cure or as a substitute for medical treatment.

    • Chicken soup: Chicken soup is good for more than a remedy for the common cold. It is also thought to help soothe rectal prolapse and provide uplifting benefits to those with the problem.
    • Ginseng: Ginseng is often used to assist in problems related to digestion. Some acupuncture clinics recommend it because it helps with spleen properties, which can have an effect on whether a person gets rectal prolapse.
    • Water: Drinking plain old water might sound like a cop-out, but it’s true. WebMD.com recommends that rectal prolapse patients drink lots of water each day, in addition to foods that are high in fiber.
    • Dates and prunes: Many experts recommend taking natural remedies for rectal prolapse in the form of laxatives. You can take over-the-counter laxatives as well, but you might also experience benefits from eating dates and prunes, which are known to loosen stool and ease constipation.
    • High-fiber fruits: Simply adding more fiber to your diet can assist in the way your bowels handle stool. High-fiber fruits include apples, oranges, pears, dried apricots and raisins.
    • Bran cereal: Cereals made with bran flakes can be your best friends with rectal prolapse. Products like Raisin Bran, Total and Special K sometimes increase bowel movement and provide a more comfortable way to rid the body of stool.
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    Natural Exercises

    A rectal prolapse remedy comes in different forms than just food. Some experts recommend patients perform Kegel exercises, like those that pregnant women or patients suffering from urinary constipation perform.

    Kegel exercises incorporate pelvic muscles and assist in tightening the muscles in the rear-end regions using much the same ideas for the urinary regions. Sit down or lie down on a comfortable surface and imagine yourself holding in stool. Which muscles are you using?

    Tighten these muscles only – not your stomach muscles or your glutes – in order to regulate this area and provide better control for rectal prolapse symptoms.