John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Anand received MBBS degree from Medical College Amritsar, University of Punjab. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Postgraduate Institute of medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. He was trained in the field of Gastroenterology and obtained the DPhil degree. Dr. Anand is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
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 you can eat to help relieve
and foods to avoid that can make constipation worse. Here is a list of
12 foods to eat to help relieve your constipation. When planning a healthy diet,
it helps to include plenty of high-fiber choices to help you stay regular.
Just one tablespoon of both brown
and golden flax seed has 2.8 g fiber, both soluble and insoluble.
Most of the
fiber is found in the husk of the flax seed, and ground flax seed is generally
recommended for easier absorption of the fiber.
It's easy to add flax seed to smoothies, on top of salads, or in your
Beans have more than 10 grams of fiber per cup serving that's more than
almost any other fiber source. Beans have a great mixture of soluble and
insoluble fiber, both of which helps the food keep moving through the
Take your pick:
pinto beans, or
Add any of these to salads, soups, casseroles, or pasta.