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Occasional constipation. Drinking plenty of water, eating more fruits and vegetables. Suggestions?

I m a y.o. northern european male in very good health. Nevertheless, I am bothered by occasional constipation , maybe once a week for a day. I drink plenty of water and eat more vegetables and fruits than most people, 4 - 6 servings a day of each. I also exercise about 5 days a week for 30-min. or so. Is it just age, or is there something else I should do?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Thank you for the query.

If you are around 50, you should have colonoscopy performed as such symptoms can be in early colon cancer stage. Especially if you also have some blood in stool or lost some weight recently (at the age of 50, colonoscopy should be performed even if there is no symptoms at all).
Moreover, you should know that plenty of mineral water intake (2-3 l/24hours), especially well mineralized, can cause constipations.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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