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What causes chronic constipation?

Last week I got badly constipated (big, hard, and dry poop) that it required enema to get the poop outta my body. Since then, I haven t pooped yet, although I ve eaten too much food. And I feel like all the wastes are stacking up, and they re gonna cause me a bad constipation all over again. And actually I m worried about that because it literally causes me lots of suffering. So, is this a serious health condition I should worry about, or is it normal?
Mon, 14 Nov 2016
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Constipation is mostly due to bad dietary habits. Chronic constipation can cause piles.
Advice
1.     Include fiber in your dietsuch as split peas, lentils, black beans, lima beans, sprouts, baked beans, raspberries, pears, apples, barley, bran flakes, and brown rice
2.     Syrup Duphalac 2 teaspoonful per oral at bed time
3.     Drink 4 – 5 liters of water daily
4.     Avoid straining while defecating
5.     Divide your meals into smaller portions and eat them frequently during the day
6.     Avoid tea and coffee after meal
I hope this information will help you. I will be happy if you ask another question
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