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High-Fiber Diet for Rectal Prolapse

A diet that incorporates foods high in fiber, such as wheat bran, helps prevent constipation and may help to reduce occurrence of rectal prolapse. But be careful to add fiber to your diet slowly. It takes a while for your digestive system to adapt to increased amounts of fiber.

Here are some simple ways to add fiber to your diet:

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By Mehmet Oz, M.D. & Michael Roizen, M.D. You're staring at the fridge. Or the pantry, or the menu. How do you make the right choice? By remembering a few simple rules. BreakfastThe point of breakfast is twofold. First, it replenishes the calories you've burned and eliminates the hunger you've built up overnight, when you haven't eaten for nine or ten hours. You're literally breaking a fast. Second, it keeps you satiated until lunch, your next big meal. There are good...

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  • Choose whole-grain bread rather than white bread.
  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruits or vegetables every day.
  • Eat the skins of fruits and vegetables such as apples and potatoes.

Also, drink plenty of water because it helps keep stools soft.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised October 7, 2010

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Last Updated: October 07, 2010
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