Our expert says:
If you suffer from constipation you need to increase your dietary fibre intake and do some regular exercise to get your metabolism working. Constipation can be counteracted by increasing dietary fibre content and using probiotics ("good microorganisms") to normalise bowel function. To increase your dietary fibre intake and obtain tips about this condition, click on ‘Diet', ‘You are what you eat' and "Healthy GI tract'. The use of probiotics ('beneficial microorganisms') such as LP 299V (buy at chemist) can also promote normal bowel movements. If you find that you are still constipated after using a high-fibre diet and probiotics for 6 weeks, then you can try Fybogel (buy at chemist) which is a gentle laxative.
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