While receiving treatment, your eating and activity habits may change. These changes can affect your bowel movements causing constipation. Some chemo medications can also cause constipation. If you notice you are having a difficult time or haven’t had any bowel movements for three days then contact your physician. There are also a few dieting tips that could help with this side effect.

  • Drink more fluids: 8-12 glasses of fluids(water, juice, tea) will help keep you hydrated as well as keep your bowels moving
  • Eat more high fiber food: whole grain breads and cereals, bran, beans, fresh raw veggies (If you increase Fiber remember to increase Fluids as well)
  • Drink caffeine in moderation
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