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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Can eating nothing but fruit and veggies most of the time cause constipation?

Can eating nothing but fruit and veggies most of the time cause constipation?

Usually not: The fiber from fruit and vegetables is usually very good for maintaining regular bowel habits. If you are constipated all the time despite a healthy diet, m you should see your healthcare provider to rule out other causes... ...Read more

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I eat nothing but fruit and veggies most of the time. Can this cause constipation?

I eat nothing but fruit and veggies most of the time. Can this cause constipation?

Not: If you are eating almost like meals and fiberous fruit with skin ( figs apples) , fibrous with skin then ok eat lot of lentils with skin. ...Read more

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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?

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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Can you get constipated from eating too much fruit?

Can you get constipated from eating too much fruit?

Not generally: Most fruit has lots of sugar and fiber, each of which generally act against constipation. However, some fruits like bananas constipate some patients especially if eaten with inadequate fluids. ...Read more

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Should I drink or eat more fruit to avoid constipation?

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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I have been suffering from constipation for a while now. I eat plenty fruit & fibre but still need to use laxatives to go. What else can I do?

I have been suffering from constipation  for a while now. I eat plenty fruit  & fibre but still need to use laxatives to go. What else can I do?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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Im taking medication that makes me constipated...Water, veggies, fruit do not work..Any laxatives u can suggest?

Im taking medication that makes me constipated...Water, veggies, fruit do not work..Any laxatives u can suggest?

Constipation/medicin: You can try stool softner like docusate sodium 100 mgm once or twice a day, and if that does not work try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) along with it one packet or two a day. ...Read more

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