Having difficulties with your bowel movements? Experience dry and hard stools all the time? If this has been a persistent situation, you might be experiencing chronic constipation which could result in hemorrhoids, anal fissures (tears in the skin around the anus) or rectal bleeding.

Long term constipation is also a big risk factor to colon cancer which is one of the top 3 cancers in Singapore.

Let us look at your diet and lifestyle and understand what is causing you such inconveniences at the toilet. While a lack of dietary fibre and water are usually the root causes, a hectic work schedule or some sudden stressful situations could also contribute to your constipation problems.

With an improved diet high in dietary fibre, fluids and inclusion of supplements such as probiotics, you will definitely see better results with your bowel movement very soon.