How to relieve constipation

If you are constipated, it is often because there is not enough water in your stool, a problem that occurs when too much fluid gets absorbed in your intestines. Read about constipation relief.

One way to help avoid constipation is to ensure there is enough fiber in your diet, which makes stool bulkier and softer so it is easier to pass. You might consider including wholegrain or wholemeal breads and cereals, legumes (e.g. chickpeas and kidney beans), fruit and plenty of vegetables in your diet each day. Seeds and nuts are also a good source of fibre. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is also important for preventing constipation. At the same time, if you are having an issue with constipation, it is worth limiting foods that are high in fat and low in fiber, like cheese and other dairy products along with processed foods. Do not forget to exercise as moving your body will help keep your bowels moving too.

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You may want to try home remedies to keep things moving. In many cases, simple household remedies can help relieve constipation. For example, you can have a teaspoon of olive oil on an empty stomach, which lubricates the mucous membranes and stimulates digestion.

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Relief from constipation might come with the use of laxatives. Many people use laxatives which act in different ways to evacuate the undigested contents of the bowel. Different laxatives will work at different speeds, depending on the active ingredient. Find out what you need to know about laxatives.

MICROLAX® is a fast and predictable alternative that won’t cause interactions. MICROLAX® is an osmotic action micro-enema which acts on the stool. It takes action locally in the rectum with low risk of bowel dependence. The result is predictable relief within 30 minutes.

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