Living with Constipation

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In order to prevent complications and avoid the symptoms associated with constipation, a healthy lifestyle is recommended: 

Bottled water

Drink between 1.5-2 litres of water a day. 

Person swimming

Do physical exercise. 

Fruit and vegetables providing fibre, kiwi, broccoli and bananas

Follow a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. 

Person in the toilet for a long time due to constipation

Adopt a schedule for bowel movements. 


Avoid the use of laxatives unless medically indicated. 

Substantiated information by:

Faust Feu Caballé
Francesc Balaguer Prunes
Sabela Carballal Ramil

Published: 21 July 2020
Updated: 21 July 2020

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