Top 12 Foods for Constipation Relief

What is constipation?

Constipation is a common problem where people find it difficult to have bowel movements. Bowel movements may be too hard, difficult to pass, or infrequent.

There are numerous causes of constipation including diseases of the digestive system and side effects of medications, but for most people, a diet low in fiber may be the cause.

Fortunately, there are many foods a person can eat to help relieve constipation and foods to avoid that can make constipation worse. Here is a list of 12 foods to eat to help relieve constipation. When planning a healthy diet, it helps to include plenty of high-fiber choices to help you stay regular. Continue Reading

Constipation Symptoms

Almost everyone has suffered from constipation at one time; however, symptoms from complications of constipation include

  • hard stools;
  • anal fissures;
  • anal tears;
  • rectal bleeding;
  • hemorrhoids,
  • abdominal pain, discomfort, and swelling;
  • bloating; and
  • aggravation of hernias.
Reviewed on 8/25/2015
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