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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds? What foods do better in having a BM? If meds is cause, solution?

Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds? What foods do better in having a BM? If meds is cause, solution?

Yes. ..: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially containing bran, is a good choice. Also beans, high fiber/whole grain bread, dried fruit, berries, nuts, plums/pears, apples, broccoli. Lots of water and exercise also help. Talk with doc about med change, but usually diet changes will work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Veg oil: Veg oil can lessen constipation a bit but other factors can prevail. Fiber is essential. The ingested oil will be absorbed but IF you consume lots of fiber, then fiber can adsorb some the oil and pass. Consume oatmeal, apple, pear, apricot, prune, bran, lots of liquid, and veg oil will have impact. Dried prune or apricot can be easy. High fiber oatmeal is easy. ...Read more

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I have constipation and heartburn often. Even though I eat my daily shares of vegetables. What med should I take?

I have constipation and heartburn often. Even though I eat my daily shares of vegetables. What med should I take?

Probably not: Eating enough portions. In any case, increase fibers, fruits and take dulcolax stool softeners as directed otc or any equivalents. You can also try benefibers, metamucil, colace (docusate sodium), mag citrate. The effects vary with individual person. Also need to consult with your physician for other medical condition causing constipation like colon cancer. Early diagnosis will lead to a better prognosis/ outcome. ...Read more

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I eat plenty of fiber- foods of vegetable, fruit, whole grains; Drink plenty of water, exercise regularly. Why do I still get regular constipation?

I eat plenty of fiber- foods of vegetable, fruit, whole grains; Drink plenty of water, exercise regularly. Why do I still get regular constipation?

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 just sluggish and the smooth muscle within the bowel wall does not work synchronously to move feces along. Medications have been developed to deal with this; a specialty gastroenterologist has the most experience. Ask for a referral:) ...Read more

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Chronic constipation since childhood. It's been a week I have morning stomachaches, my stool is soft sticky dark Green. (havn't eaten green vegetables)?

Chronic constipation since childhood. It's been a week I have morning stomachaches, my stool is soft sticky dark Green. (havn't eaten green vegetables)?

More Fiber And Water: Stools can vary in color in spite of diet. Most common cause of constipation is inadequate dietary fluid & fiber. Eating a well balanced diet: fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts etc; combined with minimum water intake of 48 ounces (more is better) is best way to prevent constipation. Recommended daily fiber intake for adults is 38 grams for males, 26 grams for females. ...Read more

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I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables), why?

I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables), why?

See a doc: Some people have sluggish bowel, colonic inertia. Sometimes meds or hormones play a role. Gyn or pelvic muscle issues, internal hernias, other. Get checked. ...Read more

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Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

Before self-treating: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more

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My stomach aches after I eat anything. Fruits, vegetables anything. Have gas problem but don hv diaherra or constipation. What's it?

My stomach aches after I eat anything. Fruits, vegetables anything. Have gas problem but don hv diaherra or constipation. What's it?

Abd pain post eating: May be gastritis/GERD, or gallbaldder or food intolerances. Could try ranitidine 150 mg 1 po qd x 30, and or prevecid 30 mg qd, Test for h pylori a bacteria that is associated with gastritis. May need sonogram to check gallbladder. Keep a food diary to check which food tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, bananas is the worst offender., then elimate that food fro diet F/u w/ doc, ...Read more

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What are the best foods for constipation?

What are the best foods for constipation?

Constipation: High fibre diet and drinking lots of fluids is the key to avoid constipation. Green leafy vegetables, fruits, beans, whole meal cereals and bread are rich source of fibre. Avoid processed foods.
https://www. Niddk. Nih. Gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/constipation/Pages/eating-diet-nutrition. Aspx ...Read more

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Which foods are the best for constipation?

Fruits & veggies.: It is currently recommended that we have 5 servings of veggies adn 4 of fruit per day. Look for high fiber & hydrate well wtih water. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve constipation?

What's the best way to relieve constipation?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to address constipation?

What are the best ways to address constipation?

Diet high: In fiber and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid every day, more if you exercise or travel a lot by plane or take meds that tend to contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of constipation?

What is the best way to take care of constipation?

Fix underlying cause: Can be as simple as low water and roughage intake, or more complex like food allergies undiagnosed or overgrowth of candida or abn bacteria. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose and fix the underlying problem (s). In the mean time add a multi strain probiotic like florajen 3 and magnesium oxide to get things moving. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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Which home remedies are considered the best for constipation?

Which home remedies are considered the best for constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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What the best thing you can you take if you have constipation?

What the best thing you can you take if you have constipation?

Fluids: Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. ...Read more

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How to know what is best way to cure constipation and how long does it take?

How to know what is best way to cure constipation and how long does it take?

Fiber, water, fiber: The vast majority of constipation comes form inadequate fiber intake. In 3rd world countries with high fiber intakes, constipation related diseases like hemorrhoids, prolapse, diverticulosis and even colon cancers are at a much lower rate than in "big mac" cultures like ours. Fiber should be started slowly and advanced to a diff level for everyone, water has to come with it or you will mix cement. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best natural gentle way to relieve constipation?

So gentle: 2 cap sules aloe leaf at p.M or may be once in 2 weeks 1/4 tea spoon ful epsolmsalt in 8ozs water at night plumbing done. Eat 5 figs, 5prunes and lentils with skin every day. ...Read more

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Hello I have not been eating vegtables like I use too, I eat a lot less. Could this cause constipation? It's been going on for about a month

Could: Dietary intake plays a major role in the development of constipation. A change in your diet with less vegetables and fiber can certainly increase the chances of constipation. Veggies and fiber can be good for you, . Play detective and eat the right combo of healthy foods best for your digestive system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for constipation?

Fiber fluid excersis: I always tell my patients to start with the simple things of getting enough fiber (25gm/day,), fluid (50oz/day) and exercise if persist add miralax (polyethylene glycol). Depending a the situation further work up is at times needed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to combat constipation?

What is the best way to combat constipation?

Constipation: Increase your intake of water & fiber, which are preferred to laxatives or enemas. In resistant cases, manual disimpaction is done. ...Read more

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What's the best probiotic for constipation?

What's the best probiotic for constipation?

A few: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium lactics, bifidobacterium infantis, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacili. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter meds for constipation?

Best over-the-counter meds for constipation?

Start w/fiber: Often low fiber intake is cause. Increase fluids, foods w/fiber (whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, veggies). Nonabsorb lax like miralax, (polyethylene glycol) easy, tolerated well. Poorly absorbed minerals like magnesium ok (unless bad kidney function, check w/md). Phosphate laxatives not used so much now-kidney issues. Mineral oil on occ;chr. Interferes with vits/min abs; stimulants-work fast, crampy, habituating. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get constipation relief?

What is the best way to get constipation relief?

Constipation: If you simply cannot pass stool and feel very uncomfortable, a rectal suppository may induce a bowel movement. If that does not work, opt for a fleet enema. That's a first aid treatment. A high fiber and high fluis diet should be instituted immediately. Further evacuation problems need you to take laxatives; MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is one. Persistent problems needs evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is best medication for constipation. 90 years old?

What is best medication for constipation. 90 years old?

Osmolar laxatives: If fiber, hydration and activity has failed, the preferred class of laxatives pull water into the large bowel. They are less likely to cause dependence and are well tolerated. Lactulose also changes the ph of the gut increasing motility leading to passage of stool. Avoiding stimulant laxatives is generally recomended (there are of course circumstances where they are necesary). ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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