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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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