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Could green tea cause constipation?

Could green tea cause constipation?

Not a normal: side effect. Overdose of Green Tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, liver damage, trouble breathing, dizziness, fever, confusion, hallucinations, diuresis, seizures, loss of consciousness & even death. ...Read more

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If the green tea cause constipation,you'll get fat?

If the green tea cause constipation,you'll get fat?

Constipation: does not make you fat. You can experience bloating but not actual weight gain. Green tea does not make you fat. It boosts metabolism so it can contribute to weight loss, w/healthy diet and exercise. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Coffee, particularly caffeine is one of the culprits that causes constipation. But what about tea then?

Coffee, particularly caffeine is one of the culprits that causes constipation. But what about tea then?

Both ways: Caffeine usually stimulates the large bowel. Depending on the individual situation caffeine can actually cause, relieve, worsen or prevent constipation. Most tea also has caffeine.Tea also has theophylline which has a dehydrating effect on stools, resulting in worsening constipation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation that cause spasms and severe pain. After i have one of these episodes my urine turns almost a tea color any ideas why?

I have chronic constipation that cause spasms and severe pain.  After i have one of these episodes my urine turns almost a tea color any ideas why?

Exam time! ASAP!: While you set up an appointment, start drinking lots of water. You may be dehydrated. But this is definitely a reason to be examined ASAP. Your kidneys may depend on your taking this seriously and they are really good to have working as well as possible. The water may help, but still have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could help to ease constipation quickly with out any harsh drugs? Are there any teas known to help?

PEG3360: Probably the best choice for relatively quick relief with an extremely small chance of side effects is the tasteless and odorless stool softener polyethylene glycol 3360 (common brand name miralax, but lots of other choices). Mix a heaping tablespoon in at least 8 oz of fluid once or twice a day to produce soft stools. ...Read more

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Does peppermint tea help with constipation?

Tes: No , it will sometimes help with upper digestion. There are tea laxatives with senna or cascara that may help. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of tea leads to constipation?

Can drinking lots of tea leads to constipation?

Can because: The caffeine in tea dehydrates. Herb teas generally are caffeine free and don't seem to cause as big a constipation problem. ...Read more

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I m suffering from a regular constipation. A strong pain on the right side. I drink chinese green tea to losen it ?

I m suffering from a regular constipation. A strong pain on the right side. I drink chinese green tea to losen it ?

Hydrate: But not necessarily with green tea. Excess amounts of Green Tea (usually extract) can loosen stools but that might be accompanied by nausea, vomiting & abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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