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Best Way To Avoid Constipation When Taking Oxycodone
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
To avoid constipation, what is the best way to trans from liquid diet to full liquid diet to foods, with least irritation after diverticulits attack?
Soft bland diet: No seeds, nuts, kernels, corns or popcorn., ...Read more
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
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
What's the best ways to avoid constipation in the third trimester? I am eating lots of fruit and vegetables, drinking lots but am still suffering.
Anus: No. Lubricating just makes it easier to expell what is in the rectum. ...Read more
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
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
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
What are natural ways to help your 2 month old breastfed and formula fed baby 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
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
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
What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?
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.
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