Fiber supplements and Constipation

by Bill
(Dillsboro, IN)

I have been hospitalized 4 times in the past 3 years with obstipation/fecal impactions. One thing I have learned from my doctor is the need to stop using the fiber supplement when it appears that the constipation is becoming serious. The last thing needed after days of no bowel movements is more bulk. She recommends stopping the supplement and increasing the stool softener dosage along with increased water intake. Makes sense to me.

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