Have you tried Benefiber for your constipation issue? It is natural and the bowel does not lose its muscle integrity. Just mix it in any food or drink, it is tasteless. Suggest you limit rice, bananas, and fresh apples. They constipate, however, applesauce and apple juice loosens stool. You also need to increase fluid intake with additional fiber (oatmeal, cheerios, whole wheat bread, muffins, and crackers) and Benefiber. Fiber is great for increased bowel movements; however, it needs fluids to get through the colon. Water is the best fluid. Hoped this helped you.