Expert Video - Is there a specific diet to help with chronic constipation?

Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeanetta Frye explains the importance of fiber and hydration for chronic constipation, as well as tracking your symptoms to manage any bloating from increased fiber. Prunes and other high-fiber foods such as whole grains may be helpful, but Dr. Frye suggests finding and working with a dietitian specializing in bowel disorders and chronic constipation, as personalized recommendations can help the most.

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