How Constipation Could be Connected to Emotional Blocks?

How Constipation Could be Connected to Emotional Blocks?


Are you feeling bloated, full, and generally uncomfortable? You might be suffering from constipation. Constipation is one of the most common issues in America, but not many people know that it can have a greater impact on your body than just not being able to poop.


in this article, we will be discussing what constipation is, the impacts of constipation, and how it may be connected to emotional blocks you are having in life.


What is Constipation?


Constipation is a digestive issue characterized by difficulty or inability to pass stool (which includes infrequent bowel movements or hard stools). The average frequency of bowel movements is three times a week, but this can vary from person to person. Constipation can be caused by various factors, such as dehydration, lack of fiber, or physical inactivity.


You may find yourself in a cycle of constipation that can go on for days. This is because whenever you do have a bowel movement, it’s likely not to feel as if enough waste has been eliminated from your body. This can be due to any number of factors, such as poor diet or dehydration.


Impacts of Constipation


Constipation can not only affect your physical well-being but also your mental and emotional health. Here are some of the impacts that constipation can have on your life:


Physical impacts


Chronic constipation can lead to symptoms like pain and discomfort in the stomach, bloating, nausea, headaches, and fatigue. It can also cause a buildup of toxins in the body as stool passes through the digestive tract slowly.


Emotional impacts

If you are constipated for a long period, it can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety as you may feel a lack of control over your body. Constipation can also be an indication that you are stuck in certain aspects of your life, such as emotionally or spiritually.


Some people also find that they are constipated because they are hiding something from themselves, or due to unresolved issues. In such cases, it’s important to address the underlying emotional blocks and see a therapist for further assistance.


Physical Remedies for Constipation


When trying to treat constipation, it’s important to look at the underlying causes. Here are some physical remedies that can help address constipation:


Drink more water 


Drinking enough water is essential for regular bowel movements, as adequate hydration helps soften stool and makes it easier to pass. Aim for 8-10 glasses of water a day and make sure to drink plenty of fluids when you feel constipated.


Move your body 


Physical activity can help stimulate the digestive system and increase regularity. So try to move your body for at least 30 minutes a day, such as going for a brisk walk or doing some yoga or stretching. This will help your digestive muscles work more efficiently.


Eat fiber-rich foods 


Eating high-fiber foods is an important part of treating constipation as it helps to bulk up stool and make it easier to pass. Look for sources of insoluble fiber such as whole grain bread, legumes, and vegetables. Eating whole fruits and vegetables can also be beneficial as they contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.


Emotional Component of Constipation


As mentioned earlier, constipation could be connected to emotional blocks that you are having in life. Here are a few tips to help address any underlying emotions:


Get unstuck


It’s important to identify any areas of your life that you feel stuck in and start taking steps toward progress. This could involve reaching out for help from friends, family, or a therapist. It could also mean making conscious choices about how you spend your time and energy each day.


Communicate and request


If you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck, it’s important to learn how to communicate that to the people around you. Request help from those who can provide it, and start having honest conversations about what you need. This will help foster better relationships with yourself and others.


Connect with your body


It’s important to pay attention to how your body is feeling and learn how to listen to it. Practices like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing can help you become more aware of the messages that your body is sending you. This will help you take better care of yourself in all aspects of life.




We hope you found this article helpful in understanding the connection between constipation and emotional health. Remember to take time to listen to your body and pay attention to what it is trying to tell you. Intend to hear what it has to say, reach out for support if needed, and provide yourself with validation and comfort throughout the process.


We wish you the best in your journey toward better health and well-being!



Dr. Nikki Cohen
Pelvic Floor Therapist in San Diego,
Services in English
Address: San Diego, California
92115 United States
Phone: +1 (818) 606-6717
Email: [email protected]