Constipation - Why Is It So Prevalent & How to Prevent It

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Are you having trouble going number 2? You're not alone! According to a new study, more people are experiencing chronic constipation than ever before. The Doctors welcome proctologist Dr. David Rosenfeld to explain why so many people are having bowel movement issues and what can be done to help.

Watch: Three Surprising Causes of Constipation

Dr. Rosenfeld says that constipation is usually due to our diet, not drinking enough water and not exercising enough. He explains that an unhealthy poop might appear like a bunch of little rocks or could mushy and sticky. A healthy bowel movement, according to the proctologist, is "long, solid, smooth and clean."

Along with water and exercise, Dr. Rosenfeld recommends making sure you get enough fiber, especially psyllium fiber, in your diet to have better bowel moments. Some other constipation home remedies he suggests include:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Mint
  • Ginger
  • Lemon water
  • Prunes

Watch: Dangers of Holding in Stool

All of these suggestions are all-natural and also good for your colon health. 

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