Constipation 101

How to Help Relieve Constipation

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Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of fluids throughout the day.

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Exercise may help the digestive system move food through the large intestine more efficiently.

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How you sit on the toilet can go a long way when it comes to emptying your bowels. Some sources suggest using a footstool to keep your knees higher than your hips and leaning forward with your hands resting on your thighs to help you go.

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The mind and the gut are intricately linked. Stress-constipation can be caused by a host of factors, including gastrointestinal disruptions, changes in diet and lifestyle, and inactivity. Reduce the stress in your life through mindful meditation, yoga or a daily exercise routine.

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Different medications, particularly prescription drugs, can cause constipation. Though you may have to stay on the medication, it’s helpful to know the source of your constipation so that you can eliminate other factors and focus on relieving the symptoms.

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Osmotic laxatives like RestoraLAX® work with the water in your body to hydrate and soften the stool, making it softer and easier to pass.

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