Facts About Constipation

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Common Questions About Constipation Many people have questions about constipation. Here are some common concerns that people have and the facts about them. I never had trouble with my bowels before, why am I having problems now?

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• It can prevent constipation • It can help prevent infections of the gut. • It can also help prevent hemorrhoids, heart disease and may prevent some types Seattle, WA 98104 Wt Regulation Class; Fiber Facts English/English Nutrition/Food Services, 206-731-4612

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Constipation Fiber adds bulk so it can help to prevent and treat constipation; it also may help prevent colon cancer. How much do I need?

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COLON FACTS. The colon, or large intestine, is 5 ½ to 6 feet long and 2 ½ “ wide. A normal, healthy colon should eliminate 18-24 inches of bowel movement a day. When the colon becomes encrusted, peristalsis slows down and constipation results.

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Constipation Fiber adds bulk so it can help to prevent and treat constipation; it also may help prevent colon cancer. How much do I need?

Facts of Fiber SNAC • The water-holding capacity of fiber helps soften stools and prevents con-stipation, provided that you drink enough fluids. The amount of fiber required to prevent constipation varies among individuals.

• Constipation occurs in up to 20% of population, is more common in women and becomes more common as we get olderix • The fi nal part of the digestion, the transit