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Does gripe water cause constipation ?

Does gripe water cause constipation ?

NO: In europe it is used to help infants with colic. It is essentially herbal and should not be the cause of constipation. ...Read more

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Does coconut water contribute to constipation? What can I look for on labels to know if it causes constipation. Fiber percentage? Thank you!!!

Does coconut water contribute to constipation? What can I look for on labels to know if it causes constipation. Fiber percentage? Thank you!!!

Probably not: Contrary to your concerns, coconut water is used by many to HELP in constipation. Pl see link. Also, according to some, constipation may not necessarily be caused by a lack of dietary fiber. Constipation, like asthma, can often be caused by opioid peptides in wheat- and dairy products and beta-carbolines in prepared food. (proteinous prepared food in particular). ...Read more

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Age 23,wt54.4kg ht 5'2 inches,eat veg and chicken,drink water alot.I sometimes have constipation with jelly like fluid secretion abit,what causes it?

Age 23,wt54.4kg ht 5'2 inches,eat veg and chicken,drink water alot.I sometimes have constipation with jelly like fluid secretion abit,what  causes it?

Sometimes your: colon and intestine secrete some mucous. If this is too much this is not a desired condition. But mucousy stools are usually associated more with diarrhea then constipation. Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Does anybody else in your family have colon problems? Have you taken a lot of antibiotics? These are some of the questions a doctor would ask to evaluate this for you. ...Read more

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Can mild constipation (going 3x per wk) cause fecal odor that's bad in public/when stressed but better at rest? Other cause? Have veg & water in diet.

Can mild constipation (going 3x per wk) cause fecal odor that's bad in public/when stressed but better at rest? Other cause? Have veg & water in diet.

Possibly: Try eating unpasteurized yogurt three times a day or taking a probiotic and adding some otc fiber additive to take daily. This will bulk up the stool, and change the nature of bacteria in gut which will alter the odor. If this does not work see a GI doctor. If the constipation is of recent onset, get checked for thyroid function. ...Read more

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Please tell me the name of a blood pressure medication that will not cause constipation, water retention, or will increase asthma symptoms.

Please tell me the name of a blood pressure medication that will not cause constipation, water retention, or will increase asthma symptoms.

Bengin BP medication: Ace-inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, diuretics will not cause constipation, water retention and will not increase asthma symptoms. These are widely used anti-hypertensive medicines in the U.S. Speak to your doctor about which one(s) are right for you. ...Read more

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Do water pills cause constipation?

Yes: As these medications work to lower blood pressure by decreasing body fluids they can cause decrease fluid in the intestines which then leads to constipation. ...Read more

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Been constipated 2 days and my stool is hard to see when i go kind of blurry my diet is bad do I need more water and fiber?

Been  constipated 2 days and my stool is hard to see when i go kind of blurry my diet is bad do I need more water and  fiber?

Yes!: The two easiest components of correcting constipation are drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of fiber. Keeping active also helps. Everything else is drug therapy! ...Read more

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