Constipation and Diarrhea Problems While Traveling
Constipation and diarrhea are sometimes unavoidable. At home, we’re prepared with our usual remedies and doctors, but what about while traveling? There’s nothing worse than finding your trip derailed by extra long, uncomfortable washroom visits. Keep reading to find out what you should take with you on your next trip to combat the bathroom blues.
Traveling and eating new foods and getting off of your regular schedule can certainly change bowel habits. It is important to keep healthy bowel habits while traveling. If this happens to you, take along some remedies to use if necessary.
- Fiber – fiber combinations using psyllium, flax, apple pectin, marshmallow root, slippery elm, etc. are good to have along, if needed. Take in the evening at bedtime and first thing in the morning for best results. A good fiber product to use is Fibromin.
- Take magnesium glycinate to bowel tolerance. This will help to rehydrate the bowels.
- Other suggestions include: Smooth Move Tea(Traditional Medicinals); OxyCleanse.
If you’re traveling to areas where sanitation is a problem, your chances of picking up a parasite or bacteria is very likely. Only eat cooked food andnever eat raw food in those areas. Drink only bottled water or soda.
If you get diarrhea, have available some Kaopectate or Lomotil. Other remedies to have on hand are:
- Charcoal caps; A must-have in your first-aid kit especially if you get food poisoning. Charcoal absorbs toxins in the gut.
- Pepto-Bismol is a must.
- Travel Pro – use one spray under tongue each day of trip.
- Russian Choice Immune: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus for diarrhea and bowel health.
Upon your return, go to your doctor to request a GI parasite/bacteria stool test just to make certain that you didn’t pick up a pathogen that is going to cause you long term health consequences. This is especially important for those who are traveling overseas.