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Old 11-24-2007, 06:11 AM   #1
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Couple Questions About Constipation

1) For the past 3 days now I have been having a bowel movement at least twice a day. I usually have one every 2 or 3 days. You are problaby wondering why I am asking about constipation, right? Well for each of these bowel movements I have had to strain (I know I know that's bad) to get anything to come out. What does come out if small, hard stool and in small quantities. Everything I have read said that constipation is having fewer than 3 bowel movments a week. Does this sound like constipation to you guys?

2) Also if it is constipation, is there anything besides laxatives I can use to help move things along? I really do not want to go there. I have added fiber to my diet with a supplment and I already drink lots of water. I was just wondering if anyone had any other ways of relieving constipation without laxatives. I only plan to go there if it gets really really bad, which it hasn't.

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Old 11-27-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Couple Questions About Constipation

I am a big believer in taking a water soluble fiber supplement to make sure get enoughfiber in your diet to prevent constipation. Theproblem these days is that we eat too much processed food that does not supply the 25 to 35 grams of fiber we need for regular BMs.
Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water daily is also good along with a moderate amount of exercise.

I also think having at least 1 BM daily is best.

God Bless ---Harry

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