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How does fiber help relieve constipation?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Pulls H20 into bowel

Fiber works like a sponge to pull water into the bowel-makes for a softer, bulkier, easier to pass stool.
If there is too much fluid in the bowel, it can work like a sponge to soak up the fluid, and make a softer, more formed stool. Not all cases or causes of constipation are helped by fiber, so check with your doc..

In brief: Pulls H20 into bowel

Fiber works like a sponge to pull water into the bowel-makes for a softer, bulkier, easier to pass stool.
If there is too much fluid in the bowel, it can work like a sponge to soak up the fluid, and make a softer, more formed stool. Not all cases or causes of constipation are helped by fiber, so check with your doc..
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Softens stool

Fiber causes excess water to be held into waste products or stool.
Thus stool is sifter and bulkier. The bulkier the stool, the easier it is to push out.

In brief: Softens stool

Fiber causes excess water to be held into waste products or stool.
Thus stool is sifter and bulkier. The bulkier the stool, the easier it is to push out.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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