It also is important to gently accustom your body to a healthy bowel routine. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day. Eat high fiber foods and avoid foods that contain a lot of fat. Exercise is also helpful; check with your doctor first to see what level of activity they recommend.
If those methods fail to help, you may need to consult a gastroenterologist, a doctor who specializes in problems of the stomach and intestine, among other areas.