Re: 33 And Always Constipated
Taking flaxseed oil pills with acidophilus has helped me.
Also, are you getting enough fiber in your diet? My husband has anal fissures and really the only thing you can do for them is try eating a high fiber diet to keep regular. It is amazing, but a lot of foods you think have a lot of fiber, do not have all that much--case in point--1 apple has about 2.6 g of fiber but 1 cup raspberries has about 6 g. Official guidelines advise you to have about 25 g/day but if you're having problems, you can increase to 30 g/day. But do it slowly--don't go from 5 g/day to 30 g/day immediately or you will have problems. Some high fiber foods: Quaker Oatmeal breakfast cookies (5 g/serving), Slimfast shakes or bars (5 g/each), Kidney beans (cooked) ½ cup 5.8 g, Brown rice (cooked) ½ cup 2.4g, Lima beans (cooked) ½ cup 4.9g , Corn ½ cup 3.9g, Blackberries 1 cup, fresh 7.2 g. Bran, oatmeal, black beans, refried beans, dried figs, dried apricots, prunes, some trail mixes are all good sources. Also, you use Metamucil or Citracel.
Last edited by livinTX; 08-12-2006 at 11:33 AM.