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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
KeepActivity&HiFiber: foods up. Activity: walking/running, etc. most effective. Also very effective is ↑ed quantities of high fiber/low nutritional value vegetable based fo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Magnesium helps: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes you ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Not best choice: Not all almond milk is gluten free. Check the label. Almond milk is very low in protein and fat which growing children may need. It can be high in sug ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Fiber/fluids/exercis: Best way to combat constipation is plenty of fiber, fluids & exercise. Avoid iron & other constipating meds. If that's not enough, time to go ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Reynoso
8 years experience Infectious Disease
Constipation remedy: There is no one size fits all constipation remedy, but pts your age usually have constipation due to lack of fiber in the diet, low water intake, exce ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Constipation: Constipation can be caused by lack of fiber in the diet. Please decrease sugars and fats in diet, and increase foods with fiber, like beans and green ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See: A GI specialist. Try high fiber soft diet, drink plenty of fluids and increase activity level. Your GI May place you on stool softener, laxatives and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: Bowel dysfunction is any abnormality of bowel function such as diarrhea, constipation, pain with eating, improper absorption of nutrients, minerals. T ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Enough water?: If it's been that long with belly backup pain and if difficult means more than a bit of pushing drinking more water may not be enough to clear it out. ... Read More

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