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

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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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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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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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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 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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So about a month ago, i took green tea and i believe it was the reason why i lost fat. I'm constipated but still lost fat. How can that happen?

So about a month ago, i took green tea and i believe it was the reason why i lost fat. I'm constipated but still lost fat. How can that happen?

Green tea can boost: Metabolism and be a small part of weight loss. Diet, exercise, and health lifestyle are the main ingredients. You may be loosing fluid through urination. If you are constipated something needs to be address by your doctor. A change in your diet may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Ive been constipated a lot lately, ive taken cleanser pills and drank tea but nothing is working, im not sure what to do? are there any organic ways?

Ive been constipated a lot lately, ive taken cleanser pills and drank tea but nothing is working, im not sure what to do? are there any organic ways?

Constipation: You should have an evaluation by your internist or a gastroenterologist. They will obtain a dietary history and decide if further testing is required such as blood testing or x-rays. ...Read more