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.