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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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What is the quickest way to get rid of constipation?

What is the quickest way to get rid of constipation?

In most : Cases is it is not enough fiber, not enough fluids and excess caffeine and alcohol. Also some medications contribute to constipation and thus your fluid intake needs modification to offset the constipating effects of the meds. There also may be some pathology in your bowel that has yet to be properly evaluated. See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon if the above measures dont help after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Which is the quickest natural way to get rid of constipation?

Which is the quickest natural way to get rid of constipation?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less. 80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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What is the most effective way to get rid of constipation?

What is the most effective way to get rid of constipation?

See below: I normally recommend miralax. It is otc. The normal dose is one cap full in b ounces of fluid daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How do you get rid of constipation?

How do you get rid of constipation?

constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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How to get rid of constipation caused by tolteradine?

How to get rid of constipation caused by tolteradine?

Fluids: Increase fluids, fiber and activities. May need or stool sofner. Consider screening colonoscopy if non. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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How to get rid of constipation?

How to get rid of constipation?

Not easy: Some common sense advice- try drinking lots of liquids daily at least 6- 8 glasses of water, add some prune juice, try some over the counter stool softeners/ laxatives as needed. If constipation gets worse, you may need to see a GI doc. I guess some people just don't have a fast gastro-intestinal motility than others. Make it a habit to poop daily. Otherwise, you will be full of s_ _ _ so they say. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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How can I get rid of constipation?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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How to get rid of constipation?

How to get rid of constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Ilka Nazario
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How can I get rid of constipation without taking any medications?

How can I get rid of constipation without taking any medications?

Life style changes: Eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water and exercise. Add to your diet prunes, pears, beans, whole-grains, broccoli, nuts. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) 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. Advice assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag" like weight loss or blood in stool that needs evaluation if ongoing. ...Read more

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