(HealthDay News) — More than half of older adults regularly deal with constipation, says Harvard Medical School.
The school suggests managing constipation through diet and lifestyle:
- Stay hydrated with four-to-six glasses of water per day. Limit coffee and soda.
- Bulk up on fiber. Get at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
- Get on a daily toilet schedule. After meals is the optimal time.
- Don’t strain. Use a stool softener to make bowel movements easier.
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