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Can Gluten Cause Constipation
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
Some circumstances: Indigestion describes an upset stomach; constipation relates to infrequent stooling. There is little likelihood of a cause & effect relationship. However, many patients with indigestion reach for remedies that may be constipating (e.g. Calcium or aluminum-based antacids). Also, global dysfunction of transit through the gut would result in both symptoms due to a slow emptying stomach & colon. ...Read more
Maybe unrelated...: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames & destroys the lining of the small intestine--triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein in wheat, barley, rye). Lots of immunologic & inflammatory symptoms can result. However, dizziness in a 56 year old lady can be serious, unrelated to cd, & deserves cardiovascular & neurologic work-up. ...Read more
Absolutely yes..: This medicine slows down your intestinal motility, reduces fecal volume and increases viscosity, thus it can cause constipation if you are senstive to it or over using it. It is often used to treat diarrhea, short-term use. Stopping it should resolve your constipiation in a couple of days if it is causing your constipation. Consult doc if severe/persistent. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to Say: Many foods can contribute to constipation. Typically the nuts, grains, and dried fruit in many granolas should help maintain regular stools, but this requires plenty of water intake. Even with high-fiber foods, inadequate fluids can cause constipation to occur. That said, examining diet, fluids, and exercise overall, rather than a single component, will yield the most complete answer. ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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