Other Natural Remedies
- He shou wu
- Milk thistle
- Red raspberry
- Slippery elm
- Engage in regular physical activity. Not getting enough physical activity can lead to constipation.
- Don't put off the urge. The longer you delay when the urge to have a bowel movement strikes, the more water gets absorbed from stool and the harder it becomes to have a bowel movement.
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