Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Spastic Bowel Constipation

Home care for constipation in a person with irritable bowel disease includes:

  • Avoid foods that cause constipation, such as cheese, white flour and white rice.
  • Avoid straining on the toilet.
  • Do not ignore the urge to move your bowels.
  • Drink 8 glasses of water per day.
  • Drink warm beverages.
  • Eat a high fiber diet.
  • Get regular exercise.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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