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A 55-year-old female asked:

i am constipated all the time i go maybe 2 times a week and usually hard balls what can i do to get relief?

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Dr. Viswanath Chinta
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Change habits: Drink plenty of water Eat more vegetables Exercise daily Use OTC fiber products If you fail physician will help you with prescription meds.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to get gentle, quick relief of constipation?

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Yes: The current mainstay of acute treatment of constipation can involve stool softeners and/or polyethylene glycol, both of which are over the counter.
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How can I get relief from constipation on long train ride?

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Bowel training: Create a schedule for trying to have a bowel movement. Take advantage of the "gastrocolic reflex" by sitting on the toilet 20-30 min. After a meal even if you don't feel the urge to go. Load up on laxative foods-fruits, veggies, juices, and water. Remember, if you eat a lot of fiber, you need to drink more fluids. Consult with your doc/or a GI specialist if you need other options-meds.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I get relief from my constipation?

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More fiber: You can try to increase the fiber in your diet by eating more fruits/vegetables. You can also try supplementing with metamucil or other fiber additive.
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What is a good method to relief constipation.?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Plenty of fruits: Vegetables, high in fiber, plenty of fluids , good bowel habits, at least three times a day and stool softeners or laxatives if necessary.Also need to check if you have hypothyroidism , as this causes constipation too. Of course, see your doctor to rule out other causes.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What natural methods can I use to aid the relief of constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diet high: In fiber and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid every day, more if you exercise or travel a lot by plane or take meds that tend to contribute to constipation.

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