Does chronic constipation get you down?

Turns out that many women struggle with this problem - chronic constipation. This is defined as infrequent bowel movements or difficulties in moving the bowels.  

Other than taking a fibre supplement, laxative or bowel stimulant, what can you do?

 

First, check your water intake daily. Just water, it should be 2+ litres of water daily. You will need to take even more if you are taking a fibre supplement as it can act as a plug and stop you up further.

 

Next - could you have allergies to your food you aren't even aware of? Wheat and dairy are the biggest food we react to currently. Could this be you? Want to learn more?

 

Please listen to Episode 058 of the Not Your Mother's Menopause podcast found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-your-mothers-menopause/id1097326296?mt=2

Fiona Lovely

Dr. Fiona Lovely, 9937 Fairmount Drive Southeast, Calgary, AB, T2J 0S2