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fruits and vegetables for constipation

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes ...: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially conta ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pedialyte: There is no risk to giving pedialyte.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Dairy: Dairy is a common cause of constipation, the easiest thing to do is stop dairy and see if that helps, if it does remaining dairy free is the best choi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: Sounds like you are doing everything right. However, maybe your Thyroid gland is producing less hormones. The gland if underactive can cause constipa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Try..: Try prune juice and oatmeal as part of your diet. If no improvement then laxatives might be needed but do not take those without the advise of your OB ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Bowel motility: dysfunction. You are definitely on the right track with all the things you are doing. But there are some people, in spite of that, whose bowels are j ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
OTC: There are numerous otc products containing fiber materials designed to bulk up stools and create a regular bowel schedule. Try these. See your docto ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
High fiber intake: with low fluid intake can cause constipation
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Not usually: Most fruits contain some degree of fiber, so, if anything, i would expect eating a lot of fruit to actually have the opposite effect.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually not: The fiber from fruit and vegetables is usually very good for maintaining regular bowel habits. If you are constipated all the time despite a healthy d ... Read More

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