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A Doctor's View on Top 5 Foods to Avoid and 5 to Eat for Constipation

Read the Comment by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

When planning your healthy diet, it helps to include plenty of high-fiber choices to help you stay regular. Try these five foods: prunes, beans, Kiwi, rye bread, and pears. Foods that can cause constipation are: chocolate, dairy products, red meat, bananas, and caffeine. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: student, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

Each time am constipated I go in for serious exercise and immediately after that I feel like emptying my bowel.

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Comment from: lieder, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

Whole flax seeds work for me. I used to be dependent on an herb, cascara sagrada, which worked for me, but I couldn't have a bowel movement without it. Since I started taking at least 3 Tbsp of flax seed on my bagel, or just with water every morning, I am regular and feel great.

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