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Tackling Constipation-the Bane of the Elderly

                                                          Photo by Sora Shimazaki  from pexels Constipation is the bane of the elderly. My grandfather, father, and mother struggled with constipation in their later years.  As a last resort, they had to take medications including laxatives. Early onset- I struggled with it since childhood. ' As a young woman attending college, it would spoil my day. Abdominal discomfort, bloating, and inability to eat food.              Negligence worsens things - Yet, I did not build a morning routine until my teenage years. Even then I wouldn't bother much if the daily dump did not take place thinking 'If not today, it will happen tomorrow.' This went on till my adult years. Once I started working I found stress was an extra ingredient in enhancing constipation. I had work to do, a home to be taken care of, aged parents, and a young son. Icing on the top was a demanding petty boss I did try to eat fruits usually a banana and bread or