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Constipation (Definition)

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Could I get constipated taking one a day vitamins everyday?

Could I get constipated taking one a day vitamins everyday?

Vitamins and iron: Certainly if that specific formulation contains iron. Iron is known to contribute to constipation, so it's interesting u noticed this correlation. Other ways to prevent constipation include drinking ALOT of fluids-preferably water or noncaffeinated beverages. Fruits/veggies are of course helpful too because of the water and fiber that they have. The colon's job includes extracting water from food. ...Read more

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Can using women's one a day vitamin pill make u constipated? Since I've started using that I've had a problem going to the bathroom

Can using women's one a day vitamin pill make u constipated? Since I've started using that I've had a problem going to the bathroom

Yes...: Those containing iron are famous for this. Increase fluids and speak with your pcp or gastroenterologist for additional help. If you are not anemic you can first start by choosing a multi-vitamin without iron. ...Read more

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Does taking to many vitamins cause constipation? I have been exercising more and stopped taking as many vitamins an always been constipated

Does taking to many vitamins cause constipation? I have been exercising more and stopped taking as many vitamins an always been constipated

Find cause: Other physicians will give you better guidance generally, but if constipation's more than a rare problem, ask your physician whether it would be wise to check you for hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Do the grapefruit diet make you constipated and is there a vitamin I can take to help with constipation while on the diet?

Do the grapefruit diet make you constipated and is there a vitamin I can take to help with constipation while on the diet?

Can if you: Are not drinking enough fluids meaning at least 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Also grapefruit has a chemical that interferes with many different meds affecting their potency. If you are on any meds check to make sure their absorption is not affected by grapefruit ingestion. ...Read more

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Can vitamin E capsules cause constipation?

Can vitamin E capsules cause constipation?

No, not usually: Vitamin e is is a fat-soluble vitamin and does not usually cause constipation. Minerals like iron sulfate which many people take, can cause constipation though. ...Read more

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Can vitamins cause constipation in preemies?

Can vitamins cause constipation in preemies?

Yes: Yes, as there may be iron in the vitamin however, with premies, there can be many other causes of constipation as well and before you stop the vitamins you should speak with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be constipated from prenatal vitamins?

Is it normal to be constipated from prenatal vitamins?

Yes: Yes, constipation is usually due to the iron content in the prenatal vitamins. Some prenatal vitamins will contain a stool softener to help with the constipation. Remember also that pregnancy itself will at times lead to constipation due to the hormone Progesterone which slows the transit time through the bowels. Increased fluids and high fiber foods will help. ...Read more

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Terrible constipation recently.  take my vitamins in morning along with new biotin 5000mcg.?

Terrible constipation recently.  take my vitamins in morning along with new biotin 5000mcg.?

Dr visit & laxatives: After clearing constipation with laxatives, and seeing a doctor if the symptoms are persistent, recurrent, unusual, or worrisome; one can eat breakfasts of carrots, onions, greens, cauliflower, and strawberries. . . All of which are reported to have biotin and fiber (fiber may help prevent constipation). Biotin pills probably won't help resolve constipation, but the veggies and fruits can help. ...Read more

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Constipation advice from vitamin store professional cleansemore, it worked but is it dangerous for rest of my life, I love how I feel with this produc?

Constipation advice from vitamin store professional cleansemore, it worked but is it dangerous for rest of my life, I love how I feel with this produc?

Name of product: And ingredients and other medications you are on and medical problems you have are needed in order to give an opinion. It would be best to discuss with your doctor who has your medical history. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Yes it can in some: Vitamin D does cause constipation in some people and it may be dose related. Best way to get viT D is by sitting in the sun with your arms, face and legs exposed. Some take vitD and calcium combonation and that causes more constipation ...Read more

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Been taking 1000 iu vitamin D every day for 1 month for low level of D. Feel better, however, it is causing alot of constipation. What can I do?

Been taking 1000 iu vitamin D every day for 1 month for low level of D. Feel better, however, it is causing alot of constipation. What can I do?

Vit. D supplements: ...commonly can cause constipation. It is more common when taking 1000 IU Per day. Since the supplement appears to have helped you, you may want to stick with that dosage for now, and try taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, along with an increased amount of fluid. If this doesn't help, see your doctor for an alternative regimen or a change in the dosage of your vitamin D. Good luck! ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins make me constipated &' nauseous. I been taking flinestone vitamins. Are they ok or is there something better that's recommended?

Prenatal vitamins make me constipated &' nauseous. I been taking flinestone vitamins. Are they ok or is there something better that's recommended?

Prenatals better: A prenatal vitamin has the amount of nutrients that closely match the nutrient needs of a pregnant women. They have more iron and Folic Acid and dha and more nutrients like iodine choline magnesium and copper. There are some prescription prenatals that have a stool softener. I would try a different prenatal and or; add, prune juice, oatmeal, hi fiber diet, benefiber, colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more

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Do muscle supplements or vitamins constipate people?

Do muscle supplements or vitamins constipate people?

Usually not: The only muscle supplements that work are creatine and protein powder. Drink plenty of water with the latter or you might get constipated. Don't spend too much money on vitamin-mineral supplements. Very glad you are exercising. Good luck. ...Read more

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