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Constipation and diet

A diet too low in fiber and liquid and too high in fats can contribute to constipation. Fiber absorbs water and causes stools to be larger, softer, and easier to pass. Increasing fiber intake helps cure constipation in many patients, but those with more severe constipation sometimes find that increasing fiber makes their constipation worse and leads to gassiness and discomfort.…

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