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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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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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