Patient Comments: Top Foods for Constipation Relief - Foods for Relief


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Comment from: Krzystof , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 19

I find prunes and papaya to be really helpful for constipation. It's important to note that while wheat breads are good sources of fiber, the effect can be reversed if you suffer from gluten sensitivity. The article above is good, but the mixed quantities listed (cup/oz/gm/tsp/piece) make it hard to gauge which contain the most fiber.

Comment from: angel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

Celery juice helps sometimes for constipation.

Comment from: Bongo Dorset, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I have had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) since 2002 and contracted it whilst on holiday in Spain after eating an ice cream. Since that day I have suffered constantly, seen every type of doctor, had a colonoscopy and all sorts of tests, seen dieticians and nothing has alleviated my symptoms. For 2 days I feel good, then the bloating, cramps and constipation come back with a vengeance. I eat prunes, figs or chocolate and 2 days later I am in the toilet for 2 hours and afterwards am drained.

Comment from: Katie, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

After suffering with constipation my whole life, leading to a prolapse after childbirth, I eventually discovered I was intolerant to wheat. Going gluten-free is essential for me. Plus unfortunately when I eat dark chocolate, I get constipated all over again!

Comment from: Shahg, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 30

In 1 glass of hot milk mix 1 tablespoon almond oil and drink before bed time. It is a help for constipation.

Comment from: Medhelp, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

Two tablespoons of virgin olive oil on empty stomach in the morning helped me a lot in treating my constipation.

Comment from: jaycee, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I had my operation last year (2014) for hemorrhoid problem due to severe constipation. After the operation I do self-examination or record what I take every day. And the fact that I discovered was that the reason why I'm always constipated is because of coffee. You see, I really love coffee. I used to drink 2 to 4 times a day even when it is hot. It really gives me a hard time releasing my stool. Then one time for the whole week I got lazy because it is so hot and I just tried to drink 1 cup of coffee only in the morning, and then every morning (regularly) releasing stool was so easy. But of course I still drink a second cup of coffee (2 times a week) because I can’t resist it. I still love coffee. Well you should check yourself. If you have same situation like mine maybe this information should help you.

Comment from: Irina, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I've had chronic constipation for a while, and I tried many things with very little or no results at all. I actually discovered an all-natural constipation relief called Digestic. It is made out of ingredients such as papaya, fennel and cardamom. It helped me regulate my bowel movement, and the best thing about is that it's not a laxative. So I recommend either adding some of these ingredients to your diet. Another thing is to really make sure you have a healthy diet if you have constipation/digestive issues. Hope that helps!

Comment from: Maan, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

Since I was in high school, I have been constipated, now I'm graduating in college. I also had colonoscopy and it was normal according to the doctor. I had several checkups and they say that I am good. But in reality, I am not, I can't help crying when my tummy is cramping. I eat and drink proper food. I don't eat junk. For 5 years, I didn’t eat rice because when I eat rice, it becomes worse.


You are constipated if you don't have a bowel movement every day. See Answer