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A 34-year-old female asked:

Constipated. fiber makes me bloated & gassy - no bowel movement. take laxatives but doesn't work always. n e thing stronger? n e other way? i eat well

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Hydration & Exercise: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough water) very helpful, and you need to titrate up to full doses or you will get gassy. A healthy, fiber filled diet always good, and don't forget to drink more water. Regular exercise also excellent for getting those bowels moving.
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