TIPS TO HELP PREVENT CONSTIPATION.
Post by on Saturday, November 6, 2021
*DON'T SKIP MEALS..
Balanced, Regular scheduled meals promote regular Bowel Function.
*EAT HIGH FIBRE FOODS..
Emphasize fresh fruits, vegetables,whole grains at every meal.Increase fibre ( Food is still the best source of fibre.)
*DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS....42ml/kg is the best formula in 24hours ( 20%water from solid foods& 80% direct water,soups,juices if needed).Take fluids more in the early half of the day especially in old ages.
*INCREASE YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS..
Walking activities at least 30minutes a day
*ANSWER THE URGE..
When you feel the urge to go, don't delay.Holding a bowel movement can foster constipation.
*ASK YOUR DOCTOR/ DIETITIAN ABOUT FIBRE SUPPLEMENTS.
*DON'T RELY ON STIMULANT LAXATIVES.
They irritate the walls of intestine.Try osmotic agents.
Follow your Doctor's advise.
Dr Javaid Iqbal Khan
Senior Hematologist GMC Srinagar