High-fiber diet: Maintaining a diet with at least 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily can help ensure that your stool is not as hard. Beans, whole grains, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables are all high-fiber foods that can help.
Adequate fluid intake: Drink water to help alleviate constipation.
Take time: Give yourself sufficient time for a bowel movement; don’t ignore a need to have a bowel movement.
Laxatives: There are a variety of laxatives that can help with constipation, but should only be taken if other treatments do not work.
Fiber supplements: These are considered the safest laxatives but should be taken with water.
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