Constipation | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Is constipation dangerous?
  • Can constipation be a sign of another health condition?
  • I’ve been using laxatives regularly for a long time. How can reduce their use?
  • How can I tell if my baby is constipated?
  • Besides high-fiber foods, what else can I do to increase my fiber intake?
  • What lifestyle changes can I make to treat and prevent constipation?


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Reviewed/Updated: 08/12
Created: 08/96