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How to get rid of constipation?

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How do I relieve constipation.
Posted Fri, 15 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You should take plenty of fluids and fibres

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

There may be many reasons for constipation in your age group.
You need proper examination by surgeon.
Investigations like routine hemogram,ultrasonography,colonoscopy,barium enema can be done to rule out any pathology.
Mostly it is functional.
It may be due to less fibre and fluid intake,less physical activity,chronic medication or age relate degeneration.
You should take plenty of fluids and fibrous diet in the form of salad,vegetables,fruits.You should also increase your physical activity in the form of walking etc.
Laxatives can be given for short duration.

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