I am always constipated

I am a 60-year-old businesswoman. I am in good health except for the fact that for the last two years, I noticed that I could stay for three days without going to the toilet. Things are so bad that I have to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables before going to the toilet. Kindly tell me what to do.

Ope (by SMS)


Since as you mentioned, eating vegetables and fruits helps you to go to toilet more frequently, you should try and eat these food items more regularly. It is equally important for you to drink more fluids and go for exercises more since the guts usually become sluggish as one ages. If, however, the situation does not improve after two weeks, you will need to see a doctor for more examination and investigations.