I'm a 46 year old athletic woman and I've always battled constipation but lately it is worse. I'm under a lot of stress w/ a teenager. Any suggestions?
Plumbing helper. Eat whole grains, lots of fruit&veggies, oatmeal, psyllium, ground flaxseed, metamucil. Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take over the counter docusate, bisacodyl, or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (take more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when you're really plugged up, less when you're loose-y goose-y). ::high five on the exercise:: often the hardest part to do. Good luck!
You need more info. Chronic constipation means somethings amiss in your gut - often food allergens undiagnosed. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc that can help you evaluate your gut with cdsa test from genova or similar and poss. Igg food allergen testing. Poor absorption with constipation can interfere with neurotransmitter formation so worsens when dealing with stress.