There are several different ways that you can treat chronic constipation.
Some of the times, you do not need to start any type of treatment or medication, just change a few things in your diet or lifestyle.
Adding more fiber to your diet can improve bowel movement. Eat foods that are high in fiber, such as high-fiber cereals or wheat, beans, bananas, apples, and prunes or you can also take fiber supplements.
Probiotics or probiotic supplements may also help to relieve symptoms of chronic constipation. Probiotics are microbial organisms that are found in the digestive tract and they are beneficial to improving the condition of the digestive tract.
Changes in your lifestyle to prevent chronic constipation can include increasing the amount of physical activity that you do in a day. It is also recommended that you do not ignore any urge to go to the bathroom.
If changes in your lifestyle and diet do not improve the constipation you are experiencing, then you can always try and use a laxative.
Laxatives are either prescribed or available over-the-counter at your local drugstore.
It is best to go see your doctor or a professional healthcare provider before you decide to take any type of laxative. Your doctor will be able to help you figure out which treatment would work best for you and your condition.
A doctor can also prescribe a specific medication to you if your condition is more specific.
Most types of laxatives will help to soften the stool in order to improve bowel movements. Doctors recommend that you take the directed dose, as overuse can lead to negative effects.
It is recommended that over-the-counter medications that treat constipation should only be used for constipation that occurs infrequently.
Remeber to talk to your doctor or a professional healthcare provider to determine how you can effectively treat your chronic constipation.
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