Occasional idiopathic constipation usually responds to exercise and dietary changes, according to WebMD. Sufferers may also need to add fiber to their diet, according to MedicineNet, including eating at least five servin... More »

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According to MedlinePlus, constipation can be treated by increasing the amount of fiber in the diet, drinking plenty of fluids and getting regular exercise. Stool softeners, suppositories and gentle laxatives can also pr... More »

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While constipation can be relieved through a high-fiber diet and plenty of fluids, Mayo Clinic recommends that treatment for the elderly focus on education about how diet, exercise and technique affect their bowel moveme... More »

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Natural remedies that may help to relieve constipation include implementing additional fiber sources into the diet and exercising on a frequent basis to encourage muscle movement in the intestines, explains Mayo Clinic. ... More »

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Chronic constipation can be caused by many conditions, including lesions or abnormalities in the colon and hormonal changes, according to the Mayo Clinic. Certain medications can also cause it. 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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A person who is experiencing changes in their bowel habits, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain such as gas pain or cramps, weight loss for no known cause, tiredness, blood in the stool or vomiting should go in to see... More »