Last Updated on Feb 19, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who should I see if I have Constipation?

First advice is to drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water per day. Then to see a General Physician.

2. What can I do to avoid Constipation?

A change in your food habits and exercise will relieve your constipation. Fiber content of the food helps to soften the stool. Including fibre containing food like vegetables and fruits. Also, drink plenty of water and take exercise moderately. If you are taking any medications, consult your doctor as it may also a cause of your constipation.

3. How to prevent Constipation during Pregnancy?

Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy because hormonal changes cause the food to pass more slowly through the intestines. To prevent constipation during pregnancy eat a healthy and nutritious diet, high in fiber content such as wheat grain cereals, brown rice, brown bread and fruits and vegetables. Drink more water and at least one glass of fruit juice everyday. A bit of stretches and exercising and undisturbed sleep during the night can help regulate bowel movement.

4. How does fibre help in Constipation?

Much of the food we eat is digested in the stomach and small intestine, but fibre is not digested and passes to the large intestine where it acts like blotting paper, drawing water into the stool and increases the number of bacteria in the colon. Both these effects make the stool larger, softer and easier to pass.

5. How can I increase the Fibre in my Diet?

The easiest way to improve your diet is to eat brown, whole meal bread and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. For further information contact MedIndia dietician who can advise you on fibre rich diet.


Ayshajain Thursday, July 16, 2015

Yes the diagnosis of Constipation is very simple.The main causes of Constipation are:

4.Low fiber diets
5.Low fluid intake

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