Mechanical Bowel Obstruction Prevention
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
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- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
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- Resource Guide
How to Prevent Mechanical Bowel Obstruction
Prevention of bowel obstruction depends on the cause. Some bowel obstructions cannot be prevented. The following actions may help reduce your risk of a bowel obstruction:
- Treat hernias promptly before they can cause a blockage.
- To lessen the chance of fecal impaction and diverticulitis:
- Eat plenty of fiber -rich foods.
- Drink enough fluids, at least 8-10 glasses per day.
- Exercise regularly.
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