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Can Hard Water Cause Constipation
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 ?
Hi Doctors.Good Day..i drink very less water in a day and drink 3 to 4 cups of tea a day.how to increase my drinking of water asit causes constipation?
Drink more water: Simple, open the bottle and put in your mouth, drink the water. You need around one liter of fluid in 24 hrs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Can drinking too much water cause constipation? I drink nearly 8+ water bottles daily. Does that water get absorbed to fast by large intestine?
For constipation/dry, harder stools, is it important to drink a lot of water when eating fiber in order to make stools softer?
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.
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