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Is it advisable to have bran for constipation?

Q: I am 27 years old and have constipation since 2 months. I have heard that bran is a rich source of fibre which is helpful in getting rid of constipation. How can I get bran in medical shops, what are the commercial names and what is the dosage? Please guide me in this matter?

A:You can try Dabur Naturolax. Other one is Isabgol, which is available at local chemists. Begin with 2 teaspoons diluted with water or warm milk before bedtime for the next 7 days and then monitor your dosage according to your individual body response. You could also try taking bran (husk) mixed with atta in a proportion of 1:4. This you will get locally at your atta chakki (flour mill). Also inculcate fruits at least twice a day and salads both at lunch and dinner for the next 2 months. Increase water intake to 3 litres/day.


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