Constipation occurs when bowel movements become less frequent and stools become difficult to pass. Constipation happens most times due to changes in diet or due inadequate intake of fiber. Most cases of mild to moderate constipation can be managed by you at home.
- Drink two to four extra glasses of water a day. Avoid caffeine containing drinks and alcohol, which can cause dehydration.
- Check how you sit on the toilet. Raising your feet, leaning back or squatting may make having a bowel movement easier.
- Get moving, exercise regularly.
- Add fruits, vegetables whole grains and other high-fiber foods to your diet. Eat fewer high-fat foods, like meat, eggs and cheese.