7 Dietary Tips Help Opioid-Induced Constipation Slideshow

Dietary choices to help you prevent opioid-induced constipation.

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Constipation is an unfortunate side effect suffered by just about everyone who undergoes opioid treatment. While laxatives and other medications may be necessary for severe opioid-induced constipation, changing your eating (and drinking) habits can help too.

NOTE: If the doctor who prescribes your medication doesn’t talk about the likelihood, prevention, and treatment of opioid-induced constipation, start the conversation yourself. Ask about specific foods and fibers, how much fluid you actually need, and what other lifestyle changes might be beneficial. While dietary changes alone may not alleviate opioid-induced constipation, they can certainly help.

 
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