A diet that incorporates foods high in fiber, such as wheat bran,
helps prevent constipation and may help to reduce occurrence of
rectal prolapse. But be careful to add fiber to
your diet slowly. It takes a while for your digestive system to adapt to
increased amounts of fiber.
Here are some simple ways to add fiber to your diet:
Choose whole-grain bread rather than white
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits or vegetables every
Eat the skins of fruits and vegetables such as apples and
Also, drink plenty of water because it helps keep stools soft.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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