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Best way to avoid constipation when taking oxycodone?

Best way to avoid constipation when taking oxycodone?

Yes: All narcotics can cause constipation. Keep up on your fluids. Drink plenty of water. Use a mild stool softener like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which is over the counter while actually on the drug. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid constipation when taking narcotics?

What is the best way to avoid constipation when taking narcotics?

Fluids: Drink more fluids at least one ounce per pound of body weight. Would also take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) while on narcotics. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is over the counter. Easy directions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

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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I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to get treatment for piles or how to avoid constipation?

Which is the best way to get treatment for piles or how to avoid constipation?

Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to constipation is to use fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day, no straining. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. ...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 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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Is lubricating anus before excretion a way to avoid constipation?

Is lubricating anus before excretion a way to avoid constipation?

Anus: No. Lubricating just makes it easier to expell what is in the rectum. ...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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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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How to avoid constipation. Wish to have some efficient way in my daily life...Thanks?

How to avoid constipation. Wish to have some efficient way in my daily life...Thanks?

Fiber and hydration: Increasing fiber intake or adding supplemental fiber can help. The other most important aspect is to drink plenty of water to maintain hydration. ...Read more

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How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

Fiber and fluids: Increase the fibre in your diet along with fluids. Also eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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Is prune juice (maybe 1/2 cup) okay for a recovery diet for diverticulitis to avoid constipation, instead of taking OTC stuff?

Is prune juice (maybe 1/2 cup) okay for a recovery diet for diverticulitis to avoid constipation, instead of taking OTC stuff?

Prune juice: Prune juice may work just as well. If you don't find relief then you can go roth over the counter. Make sure you drink plenty of water and walk around ...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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What happens when constipation is prolonged? How to avoid constipation and relieve it?

What happens when constipation is prolonged? How to avoid constipation and relieve it?

Constipation: Constipation can cause tear around anus, faeces getting impacted in gut forming pockets (diverticulosis) which can cause pain abdomen. These pockets can get infected and cause perforation and people can become very sick with these. Drinking plenty of fluids, eating lots of fresh fruit, salads and vegetables helps to prevent constipation. Constipation can be relieved by laxatives. ...Read more

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Should I drink or eat more fruit to avoid constipation?

Yes: The cardinal rules for beating constipation naturally are keep hydrated (drink enough water in diet) and eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Increasing fiber will also help, but only if you drink menough extra water to allow the fiber to work. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to help your 2 month old breastfed and formula fed baby avoid constipation?

What are natural ways to help your 2 month old breastfed and formula fed baby avoid constipation?

Constipation: You could give your baby 2 oz of water a day, or some diluted prune juice (1 oz water and 1 oz prune juice). You might want to try a different formula. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended calcium to take to avoid constipation?

Doctor recommended calcium to take to avoid constipation?

Different types: Food sources are best: low fat dairy, tofu, dark green leafy veg, canned sardines and salmon with bones. Fortified on, soy milk etc are ok. Any ca supplement can cause constipation. Citrate less than carbonate. Taking magnesium with calcium doesn't increase absorption, but is a laxative and can counteract ca induced constipation. Drink lots of fluids, take ca in split doses. ...Read more

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Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so I'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so I'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...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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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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Can anyone tell me what can I do to avoid constipation on a diet?

Can anyone tell me what can I do to avoid constipation on a diet?

Fiber and water: Increasing fiber intake combined with adequate free water is the basis of constipation prevention, furthered by avoiding binding foods including dairy, bananas, starches, etc. ...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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What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

Red meats: Red meats should be kept to minimum or moderate. You shoould drink at least one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight per day. 70 kg man (160 lb) man should drink about 70 ounces per day. Approx 6 12 ounce cans. ...Read more

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Is inulin (metamucil) safe during pregnancy? I'm 28 weeks & have tried everything diet related to avoid constipation, and this type of Metamucil is the only thing that seems to work.

Is inulin (metamucil) safe during pregnancy? I'm 28 weeks & have tried everything diet related to avoid constipation, and this type of Metamucil is the only thing that seems to work.

Metamucil is OK: Metamucil is composed of psyllium, which is a non-digestible fiber supplement that is safe to use in pregnancy. Fiber supplements in general are safe. It's best to avoid constipation and the discomfort that comes with it, particularly hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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How do I avoid constipation if I take one T3 (liothyronine) for migraine headache?

How do I avoid constipation if I take one T3 (liothyronine) for migraine headache?

Fiber or....: A stool softener. Increase high fiber foods. Increase water intake. You could also use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (over the counter). It should be noted however that "narcotic" (opioid) medications are not recommended for headache. ...Read more

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If people with CHF should drink <2l water daily, how to avoid constipation and/or dehydration?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): One can still adhere to fluid restrictions. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will allow stool to be less dessicated this softer and easier to expel. ...Read more

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