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Non-Drug Measures for Handling Mild Constipation

Maintain a Regular Bowel Regimen

Try using the toilet at the same time every day, especially after breakfast, since the colonic activity is at its highest at this time.

 

Avoid Sitting on the Toilet for Prolonged Periods

Place a footstool in front of the toilet to help elevate your thighs (this ensures that the pelvis adopts an optimum position for defecation).

 

Eat More Fruits

Pears, prunes, apples, and avocados contain the natural laxative sorbitol.

 

Consume a High Fibre Diet

Try to aim for a daily target of 25 – 28g.

 

Exercise More

Inactive lifestyles are usually associated with constipation.

 

Lose a Little Weight

Try to aim for a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.5 – 24.9.

 

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