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What can I do about chronic constipation?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Hydrate/fiber

Best is 2 b sure u r well hydrated and get on a high fiber diet and fiber supplements if needed.
If no help c ur md or consult a dietitian.

In brief: Hydrate/fiber

Best is 2 b sure u r well hydrated and get on a high fiber diet and fiber supplements if needed.
If no help c ur md or consult a dietitian.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Constipation

Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day).
Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. If not improving see your physician for evaluation.

In brief: Constipation

Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day).
Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. If not improving see your physician for evaluation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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