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Do water pills cause constipation?

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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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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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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My son drinks plenty of water eats veggies and fruits also snack. But has a hard time using the bathroom from constipation. He's also active at times ?

My son drinks plenty of water eats veggies and fruits also snack. But has a hard time using the bathroom from constipation. He's also active at times ?

Constipation: but how old is your son? Several causes for constipation at different ages, thyroid gland problems can be one cause, psychological problems too, fear, anxiety, your doctor can help, probably glycerin suppository / enema would help, up to doctor judgement ...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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For constipation/dry, harder stools, is it important to drink a lot of water when eating fiber in order to make stools softer?

For constipation/dry, harder stools, is it important to drink a lot of water when eating fiber in order to make stools softer?

Yes water: Fibers worst nothing without water and adequate hydration drink a lot of water and juices like prune juice eat dry fruits and follow it with a plenty of water and Gatorade ...Read more

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Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Not the best: Pedialyte and water are used more for hydration issues in a child. You need to speak with your Pediatrician regarding treatments for a 7 week old, as "too much" water should not be given either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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