Being constipated can be stressful. It is often hard to know what to do. Constipation can cause you to have stomach pain, bloating, gas and poor appetite. For many people, constipation problems happen from time to time and then go away. By following a few tips, you can help prevent constipation and promote regular bowel movements.
Constipation is a common complaint that often results from the diet and lifestyle. Eating certain foods can help to improve the frequency of bowel movements. The medical community defines constipation as a reduction in bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. A person may also notice small streaks of bright red blood in the stools or on the toilet paper after wiping.
Chronic constipation is a very common disease in children. Successful treatment of constipation can be achieved not only with medication but also with lifestyle changes, including a proper diet. Diets including fruits, fluids, and probiotics are good for constipation. Some dietary components are helpful for constipation, and some are harmful. In this study, we present diets related to constipation from the literature, and propose some perspectives regarding diets related to constipation.
Eat enough fiber. Drink plenty of liquids to help the fiber work better. Depending on your age and sex, adults should get 25 to 31 grams of fiber a day. Talk with a health care professional, such as a dietitian , to plan meals with the right amount of fiber for you. Be sure to add fiber to your diet a little at a time so your body gets used to the change.