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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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How can one avoid constipation?

How can one avoid constipation?

Diet: Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy high fiber foods, fruits and vegetables. Add fiber supplements like metamucil. Avoid or reduce foods like rice, noodles, white bread, potatoes or junk foods. ...Read more

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What are some good food habits to avoid constipation?

What are some good food habits to avoid constipation?

Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and fluids, at least one ounce per pound of body weight per day. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat constipating foods such as dairy, cheese, etc in moderation. ...Read more

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Daily how much gram fibre should take to avoid constipation?

Daily how much gram fibre should take to avoid constipation?

Water and fiber: A high fiber diet and plenty of fluids are the key to avoiding constipation along with healthy daily exercise. 25+ grams a day. In the morning eat a cereal high in fiber. Include a banana. For snacks eat vegetables and fruit. For lunch have a meal that has some salad as a side every day. Drink water not soda. When you first wake up in the morning try 2 glasses of water. ...Read more

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Is there any remedy to avoid constipation?

Is there any remedy to avoid constipation?

Yes: Drink plenty of water, at least one ounce per pound of body wt. Also incl plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and fiber from cereals. ...Read more

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How can I avoid constipation on the plane?

I generally: recommend for an average non flying day 80-00 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Then for every hour in a plane and doors are shut, whether at the gate, on the runway or at 40 thousand feet, add an additional 20 oz per hour to the average requirement. This will also markedly reduce jet lag as well if flying over seas ...Read more

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What's the best food to avoid constipation?

What's the best food to avoid constipation?

Prevent constipation: High fiber foods like multigrains and fruit/veggies are great for preventing constipation. Remember though, without properly hydrating with water, that fiber will also eventually slow down the gut. So, make sure you take fiber and proper hydration daily. Now, fiber supplements like chicory root (fiberone bars), metamucil, etc... Can also be helpful if regular diet does not work. ...Read more

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What is a proper baby diet to avoid constipation?

What is a proper baby diet to avoid constipation?

Balanced diet: A baby eating 3 meals and 2 snacks should have a lot of fluid too. Water , milk juice can be balanced with a good balanced diet including fruits and veges. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium to take to avoid constipation?

What is the best calcium to take to avoid constipation?

Foods: I prefer food sources of calcium as the are better absorbed and assimilated where we want them - cottage cheese, yoghurt. Too much ca supplement without vit d and vit k and you end up with concern for entering vessel walls leading to plaquing - not good. Best oral supplement if you are dairy allergic is ca citrate as best absorbed. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more