Constipation - Home Remedies and Treatments

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What treatments are available for constipation?

There are many treatments for constipation. The best approach relies on a clear understanding of the underlying cause.

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Comment from: Patty, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 30

I had surgery and was on a soft diet for about a month. I ended up very constipated. I tried prunes, lots a water and other vegetables. What worked for me was and are bananas, brown rice, Greek yogurt with live cultures, and cabbage. I don't know why but I had a good bowel movement within a day! This is my go to diet to stay regular. Take care all.

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Comment from: judika, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 28

When my daughter got constipated, I've used some remedies but they didn't work. My aunt told me to use formula milk and she suggested me Mamil. After I gave it to my daughter, her constipation was prevented, just for a week after used Mamil.

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