Other causes of constipation include medications, irritable bowel syndrome, abuse of laxatives, and specific diseases.
A medical history and physical examination may be the only diagnostic test needed before the doctor suggests treatment. In most cases, following simple tips will help relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence of constipation :
Eating a well-balanced, high-fiber diet that includes beans, bran, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
Drinking plenty of liquids.
Setting aside time after breakfast or dinner for undisturbed visits to the toilet.
Not ignoring the urge of bowel movement.
Understanding that normal bowel habits vary.
Checking with a doctor whenever a significant or prolonged change in bowel habits occurs, checking with a doctor.