Constipation is always uncomfortable, and depending on the degree of severity, in can actually be quite painful. There are some things that you should not be doing if you suffer from this condition. Avoid eating processed foods as they are very likely low on fiber. Drinking alcohol can also negatively impact your bowels and cause dehydration which would further exacerbate constipation symptoms. Similarly to alcohol, coffee can have the same effect, although we typically associate coffee with easier bowel movements.
- Don’t drink alcohol as that can mess up your bowels and cause dehydration which increases the risk of constipation.
- Try to avoid caffeine as it can stimulate muscles in your digestive system that contract which can cause constipation.
- Being physically inactive can cause constipation and to fix this, just a little bit of exercise can get things moving through your digestive tract.
“?Keep the processed foods to a minimum and pile your plate with fiber-rich whole foods like fruits, veggies, legumes and whole grains.”