Q: Good day. I am finding it difficult to pass stool and my stool is hard. Please what can I do?
A: Passing hard stools and having less than 3 bowel movements (in other words, stooling less than 3 times per week) is considered constipation. It can be due to lifestyle factors like not having enough fibre in diet, not drinking enough water per day and indeed not getting enough exercise to help move things along.
How can you help this?
Include some fibre in your diet. Fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, local rice and other whole grain meals are helpful.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily. Remember that this number, 8, is not cast in stone. It’s just a helpful guide. If you’re in a hot area, you’ll probably drink more 😀
Get at least 30 minutes of exercise/activity per day or on at least 5 days of the week.
If these do not help, you may want to see your doctor for a proper examination as some diseases like Diabetes Mellitus may also cause constipation.
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