Natural remedies for constipation?

Is there any longtime (can be used continuously) remedy for constipation? I don’t want to use prunes or prune juice. Also, is there a vitamin, etc that I can take to help relieve this problem?

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  • Increase your fiber consumption (raisins, apples, peaches, oatmeal, broccoli, Raisin Bran, Frosted Shredded Wheat) and drink LOTS of water. Read the below info from WebMD also:

    First:
    Try gentle exercise. Take a short walk each day. Gradually increase your walking time until you are walking for at least 20 minutes.
    Make sure you drink enough fluids. Most adults should try to drink between 8 and 10 glasses of water, noncaffeinated beverages, or fruit juice each day. Avoid alcoholic beverages and caffeine, which can increase dehydration. If you have heart failure or kidney failure, talk to your health professional about what amount of fluid is right for you.

    Include fruits, vegetables, and fiber in your diet each day. Have a bran muffin or bran cereal for breakfast, and try eating a piece of fruit for a mid-afternoon snack.
    Schedule time each day for a bowel movement (after breakfast, for example). Establishing a daily routine may help. Take your time. Don’t be in a hurry.

    Support your feet with a small step stool [about 6 in.] when you sit on the toilet. This will help flex your hips and place your pelvis in a more normal "squatting" position for having a bowel movement.

    If you are still constipated:
    Add some processed or synthetic fiber-such as Citrucel, Metamucil, or Perdiem-to your diet each day.

    Try a stool softener, such as Colace or Dulcolax, if your stools are very hard.

    If constipation persists, add a saline laxative, such as Fleet Phospho-Soda or Milk of Magnesia. You should not take these types of laxatives if you are on a sodium-restricted diet or have kidney problems or high blood pressure.
    Overuse of stimulant laxatives decreases the tone and sensation in the large intestine, causing dependence on laxatives. Regular use may interfere with your body’s ability to absorb vitamin D and calcium, which can weaken your bones. Do not use laxatives for longer than 2 weeks without consulting your doctor.

    Hope this helped

  • Nairbgnik

    JUST WAIT………u will crap….

  • tessasmomy

    Juicy Juice brand juices. Lots of water, foods that are high in fiber….

  • Take chewable fiber pills. Or start eating more green leafy vegetables that are high in fiber, or corn or pears.

  • puppychow1986

    The best natural remedy for constipation is Aloe Vera Juice and Vitamin C. However, do not buy the Wal-Mart brand as it is composed mostly of water. Most health stores have highly concentrated brands of aloe vera juice.

  • pinklady25

    why don’t you try having some weetabix’s for breakfast see if that work’s? and try starting taking vitamin c. good luck!

  • pennypincher

    Metamucil is natural and you can use it long-term.

  • SAMWINIRISE E

    You can use raisin bran with let us say bananas, flaxeed , oatmeal, along with lots of water are just a few examples. Fiber is something that can save you from colon cancer, if I am not mistaken. Some people find oatmeal tasteless but you can use ginger instead of the bad stuff like sugar.

  • Hanya

    Eat lots of yoghourt, that is the answer. Yoghourt with 0 % fat, mixed with fruit. Take it at least twice a day. If you like it, take as much as you want. At breakfast, at dinner.
    Another thing to eat is fruity biscuits. Tastefull and healthy.
    Don’t give up too soon, keep on eating these two.
    Good luck.

  • Eat apples… 2 or 3 a day.. it will help

  • sciencejunkie1

    The best remedy I’ve found is a natural herb called Triphala. You can buy it in any decent health food store. It works slowly and gently, without surprising you with a sudden urge to bolt for the bathroom.

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