Constipation relief: How to make yourself poop

Constipation relief: How to make yourself poop

Constipation is when you pass less than three bowel movements per week or have bowel movements that are hard to pass.

Here's how you can alleviate constipation.

Fiber supplements are effective at inducing bowel movements especially if a low fiber diet is the cause of constipation.

Drink lots of water with these foods to help push your stool through your system.

Take a Laxative stimulant. It will force a bowel movement by squeezing the intestines.

Lubricant laxatives will allow your stool to retain water and move through your colon and out of your body more easily.

One common cause of constipation is dehydration. Use a stool softener, like docusate sodium, to allow it to exit easily.

Keep your body in a squatting position instead of a seated position. This will help you pass stool without straining.