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Difficulty having bowel movements. Bloating and discomfort. How can I get relief?

Hi, I have been having troubles going to the bathroom, just bowel movements. I have started kind of a new diet the past almost 2 months and I ve been adding more fiber . I was good usually 1-2 times a day and the past 2 weeks I ve been lucky if I can get just a little bit every 2-3 days. Is there anything else that I can do to help the bloated uncomfortable feeling and get some relief???
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Cure constipation with this perfect pairing: fiber-rich rye bread and bacteria-boosted yogurt.
If you're stopped up, eating this bread-yogurt combo may help clear the pipes. Fiber has long been known to get things moving, but it also can cause uncomfortable gas and bloating. That's where yogurt comes in. The beneficial bacteria in yogurt can help relieve those not-so-nice side effects of high-fiber foods. Eat enough fiber on a daily basis and, eventually, your body will adjust and run more smoothly.
When constipated study participants regularly ate fiber-rich rye bread -- almost 8 slices of special high-fiber loaves daily -- and Lactobacillus GG-fortified yogurt -- about 1-1/3 cups -- over a few weeks, they experienced a significant decrease in bowel problems. Whether or not your bowels need the help, you should aim to get about 25 grams of fiber per day. High-fiber foods help maintain gastrointestinal health as well as ward off constipation. Other high-fiber foods can help, too, such as whole-grain bread, beans, and fiber-rich broccoli, peas, cauliflower, apples, and strawberries. If you don't like yogurt, and you're feeling gassy, Lactobacillus GG is available in capsule form, too.

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