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Bladderwrack To Treat Chronic Constipation
Each bout of toddlers chronic constipation is becoming increasingly more difficult to treat. Could there be a bigger problem?
Possibly: It is entirely possible that there is more to the story than just general constipation, but a behavioral component should also be considered. Children (especially toddlers) with long term constipation, particularly those subjected to frequent enemas or other procedures, may withhold stool intentionally which makes the problem much worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a GI: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated so increase water, juice etc. See a GI specialist to rule out another cause of your problem. Supplements can then be added until you have regular bms. Very rarely you may need surgery. ...Read more
Bowel dysfunction is: Very common in MS, afflicting at least 50% of patients. Gastroparesis, is NOT due to MS, and a second cause should be sought. Generic approaches to constipation include: stool softeners (Colace, Surfak), mild laxatives (percolate or per diem), rectal suppositories (glycerin, ducolax), rarely enemas. Increase dietary fibre. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ihave chronic constipation and acne all over my body.Are they related?And how can I treat it.Im 25 years old female .50 kg weight.
Possibly: Think of your system as a delivery service that is too slow.The slower the delivery, the harder, drier the stool.Start by clearing out the outlet.Take a good dump or do an enema once to clear the exit. Avoid constipating foods & add fiber or a wetting agent like mirilax. Mark efforts on a calendar.Teach your body to empty no< 2x /d & keep up the efforts for 6m. It should reset your system. ...Read more
Constipation : Most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. At least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is recommended. Add fiber to your diet such as bran, prunes and vegetables. Exercise everyday. If you continue to have a problem, add a fiber product such as Benefiber or Metamucil. If you do not get relief, try Miralax. ...Read more
After chronic constipation which has been treated but result in presence of skin coming from anus size of 1 CM only at defecate time . What is this?
Hemmorhoid: After a bout of constipation getting a hemorrhoid is not unusual. As long as it does not leader is not painful there is no problem. To prevent yourself from getting more do not sit on the toilet and read a magazine or newspaper and try to have a high fiber diet to prevent more constipation. ...Read more
What's the cause?: 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, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Your answer comes from evaluation. ...Read more
Prevent it.: 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 with regular exercise. 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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