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How can chronic constipation be treated?

I am having trouble doing #2 daily. It usually takes me 4 or 5 days and then, its usually a small amount . OI do drink a large cup of water each time I take (twice daily ) two 25 mg pills along with 3 50 mg primidone pills. I am also a diabetic who takes insulin. Is there anything you sense. I use to drink 3 or 4 cups of coffee daily and had a reguular bowel movements.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
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Hello,

Some advices that I can give to you are:     
-Drink more water. 
-Eat more fiber, especially soluble, non-fermentable fiber. 
-Exercise more. 
-Drink coffee, especially caffeinated coffee.
-Take Senna, an herbal laxative.
-Eat probiotic foods or take probiotic supplements. 
-Take over-the-counter or prescription laxatives.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards, 
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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