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A 27-year-old male asked:

Constipation how to cure?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids.

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A member asked:

How can I cure my baby's constipation?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It depends...: This answer depends on whether the baby is breastfed, how is the baby feeding, is the baby gaining weight well, is the baby eating solid foods, is the baby's abdomen distended? How often does the child have a bm? Is the bm soft? Are they rock hard? Does the baby cry when he has a bm? The answers to these questions are necessary to determine true constipation in a baby which is quite rare.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What would cause constipation and what would be the cure?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hard, dry poop: Constipation is caused by dry, hard stool which often becomes retained in the rectum & colon. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. You can also consider an otc laxative.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can you cure bad constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can be done to cure myself from constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less. 80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to cure my constipation?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter.

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