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Can Dieting Cause Constipation
Magnesium helps: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
KeepActivity&HiFiber: foods up. Activity: walking/running, etc. most effective. Also very effective is ?ed quantities of high fiber/low nutritional value vegetable based foods, e.g. lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, etc.; raw potentially more effective than cooked. Fiber supplements a back up option. Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6660531, other answers, wikipedia, etc. for more understanding. ...Read more
Hello, I have been experiencing constipation for the past two years. Symptoms started after dieting and weight losS. Stool is sticky and fatty w/mucus?
Fiber/fluids/exercis: Best way to combat constipation is plenty of fiber, fluids & exercise. Avoid iron & other constipating meds. If that's not enough, time to go see your Family Doc for evaluation. You may need stool studies, possibly referral to Gastroenterologist. If you lost weight, unlikely that you would have hypothyroidism which can cause constipation. We don't typically start worrying about colon cancer til 50 ...Read more
Im dieting my 4yrs old with dairy products due to severe constipation, backpain. Is almond milk gluten free ok and safe to use as alternative?
Not best choice: Not all almond milk is gluten free. Check the label. Almond milk is very low in protein and fat which growing children may need. It can be high in sugar too. The almonds need to have been soaked/dehydrated first to rid phytic acid which blocks mineral absorption and causes tummy distress. Positives: iron, riboflavin and vitamin e, extra calcium. ...Read more
I have been constipated on a consistent basis since the onset of winter weather. Also lost 2 lbs without dieting but i also am on a thyroid medication. Could there be a link between these issues?
Why am i so cold in normal ambient temp?Body temp is35.4°c & this is throughout the day.Could this be caused by dieting?I often feel cold when dieting
Several: Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber. Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Constipation can be caused by lot of problems. Though usually diet related, other causes are medications (narcotics) or (less commonly) hypothyroidism. The first thing you should do is evaluate how much water you are taking in a day (>8 cups/day) and how much fiber you are eating (25 to 35 g/day). If that doesn't work, look to see if you are taking too many constipating foods like dairy or pasta. ...Read more
Constipation: Can occur due to low fiber&water content in the diet. These help the intestines move bulk along and keep the stool soft. Also, ppl who hold their bm until they are in the comfort of their own home are at risk of hard stools. "holding it" desensitizes the nerves of the rectum to the stretch which normally signals the time for a bm. As the stool sits in the rectum, it becomes dehydrated and hard. ...Read more
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