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Hello all I’m new to this and just wondering some feedback and I have been having problems going for a poo and can sometimes can hurt and not sure weather to go out for walks coz of the COVID-19 situation any suggestions

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Walking can help keep your body regular. If you are able to walk outside where you live--great! Sometimes an app like 7 minutes of exercise helps. Or YouTube free yoga--even 10 minutes. Staying hydrated. Having foods with fiber. If you are not improving then see your MD.

Thank we are allowed out for but not allowed contact that’s all I will get out today and will get some fibre thanks though

Magnesium!! If you ever get tested ask for the RBC Magnesium Test, not serum. Most of society is deficient in mag, you can take it to bowel tolerance. Helps tons!


I watched a documentary on just this subject, and by far the most effective solution was PRUNES... Personally, I’ve found Psyllium Husk Capsules helpful.

Don’t eAt too much fibre that can block you up too, walking is the best thing gets digestive system moving x

Ok thank u I won’t touch to much fire then

Drink plenty of water too hard small pellet like poo is sign of it drying out in colon from either slow transit too much or not enough fibre not being active or ibs x

I have been tested for ibs and said I was in the clear from that

That’s great !! X

I haven’t been active much coz of this Covid-19 and wasn’t sure about getting out and about just to walk about but they said it be fine

I found that taking probiotics keep you very regular.

Hi 😀 I take a syrup drink called lactulose which I get from the GP. It tastes a bit like toffee, not a disgusting taste for once. It keeps your stools soft. Also drink fresh orange which helps x

There are 2 types of fibre: insoluble and soluble

SOLUBLE fibre absorbs water to form a gel-like substance inside the digestive system. This softens your stools and supports regular bowel movements, but too much can cause constipation. It helps you feel fuller.

Some sources of soluble fibre are:

Beans/Peas/Legumes - black beans, butter beans & kidney beans

Fruit - avocado, pears, figs, nectarines, apricots, apples & guava

Vegetables - brussels sprouts, sweet potato, broccoli, turnips & carrots

Seeds - flaxseed & sunflower seeds

Grains - barley & oats

INSOLUBLE fibre is commonly known as "roughage" and isn't broken down by the digestive system. It can help speed up the passage of food through the stomach and intestine and can help relieve constipation.

Some sources of insoluble fibre are:

Grains - brown rice, couscous, oat bran, wholegrain pasta, wholemeal bread & wheat bran

Vegetables - dark leafy greens, carrots, radishes, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, celery, cucumber & courgettes

Beans/Peas/Legumes - kidney beans, edamame, split peas, butter beans & black beans

Fruit - banana, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, coconut, apples, pears, avocado, dried fruits & passion fruit

Seeds - sunflower seeds & flax seed

Nuts - almond & walnuts

Why is it important to know this?

Well digestion really, you see too much of one fibre type may lead to bowel movement issues, and cause "complications" -so if you're having issues then switch up your game

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