Various foods, such as chocolate, cheese, milk and red meat, can cause constipation, according to MedicineNet. Certain foods, such as unripe bananas, coffee and other drinks containing caffeine, can make constipation wor... More »

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Although laxatives are an effective treatment for constipation, WebMD does not recommend them unless lifestyle and dietary changes fail to produce any effect. When constipated, avoid eating foods high in fat and low in f... More »

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People who are constipated should drink plenty of water and eat foods high in fiber, such as whole wheat cereal, prunes, beans, vegetables and brown rice. High fiber supplement drinks and caffeinated tea and coffee also ... More »

Eat foods high in fiber to avoid constipation, such as beans and whole-grain breads and pastas, recommends WebMD. All fruits and vegetables have fiber in them as well, so adding fruits and vegetables to your diet can als... More »

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MedicineNet states that extreme cases of constipation are often associated with fecal impaction, which causes stool to harden to the point that no waste may pass. Some acute cases of constipation can be extremely painful... More »

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Although diverticulosis generally does not require treatment, patients with painful symptoms can take pain medications and increase the amount of fiber in their diet to reduce constipation, according to MedicineNet. Anti... More »

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Poor bowel habits, diet, laxatives, hormonal disorders and colon disease can cause constipation, explains MedicineNet. Central nervous system disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction and medications are additional causes. Slo... More »

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