Constipation can include difficult to pass stool, straining, small hard stools, and infrequent or incomplete defecation. Side effects of constipation include fatigue, acne, hemorrhoids, headaches, increased bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, or skin problems.
Fiber is effective for preventing constipation and is found in plant-based foods. Cheese, milk and food sensitivities are constipating so a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is essential. Water increases the elimination of metabolic wastes and softens the stool. Pop, coffee and black teas will draw fluid out of the body leaving you dehydrated so water and herbal teas are best for hydration. Exercise increases the body’s metabolic rate, which increases peristalsis leading to a bowel movement.
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