Tips to control constipation:
1. While you are limited to a pureed diet, you can still push dietary fiber by eating pureed consistency foods which are in high in fiber, such as oatmeal, oatbran, unsweetened applesauce and bananas at meals or as snacks. Once you are on a soft or regular textured diet, you may select other high fiber foods from fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
2. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, every day (minimum of 40 ounces/day).
3. Exercise regularly ( especially a walking program, as tolerated).
4. If you find you are constipated, take Senokot-S one dose A.M. and P.M. for up to one week. If constipation has not cleared up by then, contact your doctor.