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how can i ease constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diet and fluids: High fiber diet, and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise(20 ounces extra for every 30 min of strenuous activity) and more if you travel by planes frequently (20 ounces per hour of flying time).

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A member asked:

How can I alleviate my 10-month-old's constipation?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Fluids and fiber: The best way to prevent constipation is by including plenty of water, fruits, and high fiber foods in your infants diet. If your baby is constipated, try giving prunes, prune juice or pear juice. You can also call your doctor, he/she may recommend other over-the-counter stool softeners.
A member asked:

What is the treatment for constipation?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Most of the time...: ...High-fiber foods and plenty of water. Trouble is, most fiber tastes bad or has a bad texture. There are artificial fiber preparations that are tasteless, and can be added to any drink without making it unpalatable, but bran and bananas are still my favorites.
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
Miralax is also good but agree, proper diet is best
Aug 2, 2013
CA
A 40-year-old member asked:

What happens if I leave my constipation untreated?

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Dr. Joshua Katz
Colon and Rectal Surgery 28 years experience
Constipation: At minimum, you should see a doctor and have a colonoscopy. If this test is normal, then the question is what exactly are your symptoms, and what is the frequency, severity, and impact on function of these symptoms. If constipation cause you to not eat, lose weight, and become ill, or if you cannot work or function socially because of these, it should be treated.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is a quick, natural way to ease constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 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.
Grand Junction, CO
A 89-year-old female asked about a 89-year-old female:

What could help to ease constipation quickly with out any harsh drugs? Are there any teas known to help?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Some: Teas like chamomile can help. Check with your vitamin or nutrition stores (ie vitamin shoppe and gnc) good luck.

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