Let’s Talk About Chronic Constipation

Your bowel movements aren’t necessarily something most people feel comfortable talking about with friends and family members at the dinner table, but if you haven’t had one in a few days, then it may be all you can think about.

Chronic constipation is a condition that can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful in some instances. If you have been suffering from chronic constipation, we have a few tips that may help you find some relief. Finally! Let’s take a closer look at how.

Add More Fiber To Your Diet

Fiber is one of the easiest and most natural ways to help alleviate constipation. If you have been suffering from chronic constipation, you may want to try not only adding natural fiber like beans and nuts to your diet, but you may want to try adding a supplement like Benefiber to your diet. This increased amount of fiber should help regulate your bowels and get things moving.

Drink More Water

Are you a caffeine addict? Do you drink less water than you should? If you have been suffering from chronic constipation, make sure that you are drinking enough water. Water can help you get rid of constipation and is also one of the best things you can do for your body. As a helpful suggestion, try carrying a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go. By constantly seeing it, it will be an easy and helpful reminder to drink more throughout the day.

Avoid Laxatives

Although you may think that if you are constipated, you should take an over-the-counter laxative, we don’t recommend them because they can worsen your symptoms.

If you have tried adding fiber to your diet and drinking more water, but you are still suffering from chronic constipation, schedule an appointment at our office today: call us.