Saturday, August 09, 2008

Health Tip: Prevent Constipation

(HealthDay News) -- It's not true that to be considered regular, you have to produce a bowel movement at least once daily, the American Academy of Family Physicians says.

The "normal" range varies widely -- between three times a day and three times a week, the academy says.

Here are its recommendations to help prevent constipation:
  • When you need to have a bowel movement, try not to ignore it.
  • Make time to have a regular bowel movement, such as after a meal.
  • Get plenty of fiber in your diet, drink plenty of fluids every day, and get regular exercise.
  • Avoid foods that are high in sugar and fat.
  • Don't take laxatives too frequently. Overuse can actually damage your bowels and aggravate constipation.

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