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Can Eating Nuts Cause Constipation
Overeat/Constipation: Overeating may cause constipation by increasing the intestinal waste . This may lead to improper colon function and distension of the colon possibly affecting the muscle tone and natural peristalsis or wave like motions of the intestine which propel the waste materials towards the anal opening. A well balanced diet high in fiber and water decreases constipation. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Hello I have not been eating vegtables like I use too, i eat a lot less. Could this cause constipation? It's been going on for about a month
Could: Dietary intake plays a major role in the development of constipation. A change in your diet with less vegetables and fiber can certainly increase the chances of constipation. Veggies and fiber can be good for you, ..Play detective and eat the right combo of healthy foods best for your digestive system. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't been eating well lately and haven't been to the gym in a while. Could this be the cause to my constipation? Any tips on how to fix it?
Heal yourself: You probably have answered your own question. I recommend a good diet with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Add daily metamucil powder as directed. Add yogurt to your diet 3-4x per week. Certainly you need some form of regular exercise, preferably with some aerobic activity at least 3-4x per week. Avoid chemical laxatives. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible: Pomegranate is a good source of fiber and usually is helpful in people who are constipated, and may help "regulate" their bm's. However, everyone metabolizes food differently, and too much of one thing can sometimes be detrimental and cause the oposite effect, inyour case, ...Too much fiber may constipate you. Find a happy medium with fluids and fiber in an attempt to regulate your stools. ...Read more
Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds?
What foods do better in having a BM?
If meds is cause, solution?
Yes ...: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially containing bran, is a good choice. Also beans, high fiber/whole grain bread, dried fruit, berries, nuts, plums/pears, apples, broccoli. Lots of water and exercise also help. Talk with doc about med change, but usually diet changes will work. Good luck! ...Read more
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