Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Practice Considerations for Fibre & Fluid intake for Constipation

• Encourage the intake of fibre-rich foods in the diet first and foremost, before suggesting fibre supplements
• Adequate fluid intake is 1500 mL to 2000 mL for adults; however this is to be tailored for adults on fluid restrictions (e.g. adults living with kidney disease or heart failure) or those with other relevant health conditions
• Refer to a registered dietitian for further, more comprehensive support

Older Adults
A Proactive Approach to Bowel & Bladder Management in Adults
Point of Care Resources