One drawback of narcotics for pain relief is opioid-induced constipation. Several drugs may help counteract this complication.
To optimize your microbiome, focus on fiber. The more different types of plants you consume, the more your gut microbes will thrive.
Laxatives are not a great solution for chronic constipation. That’s especially true if chronic constipation causes are related to medications.
You can use mineral oil for constipation, but regular use for a long time could lead to vitamin deficiencies. Add another approach.
A mother describes how her young daughter overcame her constipation by following a diet full of fiber-rich vegetables and fruits.
A person who suffers constipation and diarrhea as a result of irritable bowel syndrome offers tips on how to manage them both.
Passing gas doesn't seem like a great accomplishment unless you have had abdominal surgery. Doctors need to stimulate bowels after surgery to prevent POI.
Listen to find out when your digestive distress might signal a serious problem and when you could manage it at home with simple remedies.
People who drink coffee after abdominal surgery get their bowels moving faster and can often leave the hospital earlier. Three cups daily did the trick.
Bulky Bowel Movements
An intriguing study reveals that what you feed your microbiota influences the variety of microbes in your intestines. The relationships are unique to you.
Coffee can help you move your bowels early in the morning. Will a cup of plain hot water have the same benefit?
Have you ever had the experience of drinking a cup of coffee and then having to head for the bathroom pronto? Can coffee make you poop or is it a myth? Find out!
One reader had persistent digestive distress following a colonoscopy. An antibiotic prescribed for something else solved the post-colonoscopy problems.
The scientific consensus is that if you grind flaxseed, you get more of the fiber, lignans and omega-3 fats that make it a healthful food.
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There are many ways to combat chronic constipation. Incorporating more high-fiber vegetables and fruits in the diet may be among the best.
We love it when a remedy for one thing works really well for something else. And it's great when there is science to support it for overcoming constipation!
One reader found that eating cucumbers can correct chronic constipation. Have you tried this simple remedy, or do you have other foods you use for this problem?
Including plenty of fiber and fluid in the diet is the best way to combat constipation. Foods like yogurt that contain probiotic bacteria may also be surprisingly helpful.