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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Constipation refers to difficult or infrequent bowel movements normally resulting from a disorder of bowel function, states WebMD. Affected individuals may experience straining during bowel movements, abdominal pain, har... More »

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Some foods that can cause constipation include dairy products, red meat, chips and frozen dinners. Other foods include cookies and bananas, as Everyday Health indicates. The foods are low in fiber, and replacing them wit... More »

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Symptoms of constipation can be relieved by adding more fiber into the diet with foods such as breads, cereals, vegetables, beans and dried fruits, drinking eight glasses of water each day and taking laxatives. However, ... More »

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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Frequent exercise; consumption of laxatives and more fiber; and drinking liquids may aid in relieving constipation, explains Beth W. Orenstein for Everyday Health. The use of over-the-counter drugs and letting stool pass... More »

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To manage constipation with a colostomy, remember the way you managed the problem prior to surgery and use the same techniques, but avoid the use of laxatives without first talking to a doctor, advises the American Cance... More »