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(HealthDay News) — Many lifestyle factors — such as diet, exercise and fluid intake — are associated with constipation.

To help tame the problem, the Cleveland Clinic recommends:

  • Drink two-to-four cups of water daily.
  • Also drink warm liquids, particularly in the morning.
  • Eat plenty of fruit (such as prunes) and vegetables.
  • Eat bran cereals.
  • Take a fiber supplement.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Use a mild stool softener or laxative, but don’t take it for longer than necessary (two weeks maximum).

See your doctor if symptoms don’t improve within three weeks.

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