I’ve been suffering from constipation
I need help. I’ve been suffering from constipation for about 6 months now following some built-up stress and visits to a homeopath who I’m convinced didn’t help anything but aggravated the situation. I’ve had numerous blood tests to check thyroid function and whatnot thinking that might be the cause. My thyroid panels came back fine, almost all numbers were optimal or very near optimal and no elevated antibodies either. I’ve NEVER had an issue with constipation until 6 months ago.
The only things my labs revealed was low ferritin-19, and low vitamin D (25-oxy, active storage). I’m wondering if low iron and vitamin D can cause constipation???
I eat VERY clean, no sugar, dairy, gluten, or anything processed. I workout 2x daily and drink enough water and I also take mag oxide.
I just started Betaine HCL w/pepsin to see if that might help if it’s a low acid problem. It’s too soon to tell though if it’s helping.
If low iron and low vitamin D can cause constipation, what are some recommended iron and vitamin D sources?
*Please don’t suggest I get a consult from Morley or any other types of blood tests as I don’t have a job atm or insurance. I’m not looking for a diagnosis, just some advice from those who have suffered similarly*