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Suffer from constipation. Have diabetes. Need help

My dad age is 62 he is suffering from constipation problem . As he is suffering from type 2 diabatic disorder a diabetologist has priscribed smuth laxative he had took at night time but after next day he had stomach ace then i took to general surgeon he pricribed befalac suryp but since dr priscribed my dad is using it but conetipation prob is still there.also he is farting .ple give ur valuable suggestion
Wed, 5 Jun 2013
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Hello, Constipation is when you have a bowel movement less than three times per week. When you do go, the stool is hard and difficult to pass. There are several natural ways to prevent this condition. Most of them take just minutes a day.

Your Garnny should follow these steps to cure the constipation naturally.

Drink plenty of water. Most people who suffer from constipation are dehydrated. Water is essential in moving waste matter through the colon. Drinking 6 to 8 8-oz. glasses of water can help prevent constipation.

Eat a high fiber diet. Fiber is an important element in promoting healthy digestion. Fiber helps to add bulk to stools, making them easier to pass through the bowel. Your diet should include fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Avoid dehydrating liquids such as soda, coffee and tea. Avoid too much alcohol consumption, as alcohol also has a dehydrating effect on the body. Cut your intake of meat, eggs, cheese and refined processed foods.

If possible ask her to walk ,regular walk can prevent constipation.

Cleanse your colon with natural remedies such as Colon Sweep. There are products available that are made with natural ingredients, including psyllium husks, and can help to cleanse your colon of built-up waste resulting from constipation.

Take natural remedies such as Natural Moves that can relax the bowel, ease tension and promote regular bowel movements. Many such products are available online or at health food stores. Regards.
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