What is the best remedy in the treatment of constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The key to treating most patients with constipation is correction of dietary deficiencies. Although some controversy exists about the effectiveness of exercise in constipation treatment, encouraging as much aerobic exercise as possible seems reasonable. Even brisk walking may help stimulate bowel motility and, certainly, is unlikely to hurt most patients.


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