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How can I treat constipation?

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To treat constipation:

  • Drink two to four extra glasses of water a day.
  • Try warm liquids, especially in the morning.
  • Add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
  • Eat prunes and/or bran cereal.
  • If needed, use a very mild stool softener or laxative (such as Peri-Colace or Milk of Magnesia). Don’t use laxatives for more than 2 weeks without calling your doctor, since using laxatives too much can worsen your symptoms.

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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