Health Tip: Help Prevent Constipation02/22/13
(HealthDay News) -- Most everyone is constipated at one time or
another. The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information
Clearinghouse defines the condition as occurring when a person has
a bowel movement fewer than three times per week.
The agency offers these suggestions to help prevent
- Eat a high-fiber diet rich in whole grains, bran, fruits,
vegetables and beans.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Get some exercise every day.
- If possible, don't ignore the urge to have a bowel
- Use laxatives or enemas only if your doctor recommends
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