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How can I avoid getting constipated?

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To avoid getting constipated:

  • Eat plenty of fiber. Good sources are fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grain bread and cereal. Eat bran cereal or add bran to other foods.
  • Drink 1½ to 2 quarts of water and other fluids a day. (Note: Milk can cause constipation in some people.) Liquids with caffeine, such as coffee and soft drinks, can dehydrate you and may need to be avoided.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Move your bowels when you feel the urge.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Constipation WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

SOURCES:

University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration: "Parkinson's Treatment Tips for Constipation."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Constipation in Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Gastrointestinal Problems."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration: "Parkinson's Treatment Tips for Constipation."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Constipation in Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Gastrointestinal Problems."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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