Are prunes an effective alternative to fiber for constipation?

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Yes!  Prunes are a great food to help with chronic constipation.  Six prunes eaten twice a day will help bowel movement frequency double.  It will also help improve stool consistency and constipation symptoms.  Prunes are as effective as psyllium (Metamucil) for chronic constipation.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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