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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Constipation In Adults (Overview)

Constipation refers to difficulty having a bowel movement or a decrease in the number of bowel movements. Not everyone has BM every day, but going beyond three days is probably too long. Constipation has numerous causes which you will learn about on this page.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
92 doctors shared insights

Constipation In Adults (Overview)

Constipation refers to difficulty having a bowel movement or a decrease in the number of bowel movements. Not everyone has BM every day, but going beyond three days is probably too long. Constipation has numerous causes which you will learn about on this page.


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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Tip)

Treating Constipation

Increasing dietary fiber is good for more than treating constipation. Fiber also lowers dietary fat. ...See more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Avoid constipating foods
Once
Try to establish routine for timing of bowel movements
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Have constipation in adults, what to do to treat it?

Have constipation in adults, what to do to treat it?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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How to get rid of constipation?

How to get rid of constipation?

Not easy: Some common sense advice- try drinking lots of liquids daily at least 6- 8 glasses of water, add some prune juice, try some over the counter stool softeners/ laxatives as needed. If constipation gets worse, you may need to see a GI doc. I guess some people just don't have a fast gastro-intestinal motility than others. Make it a habit to poop daily. Otherwise, you will be full of s_ _ _ so they say. ...Read more

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How can one avoid constipation?

How can one avoid constipation?

Diet: Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy high fiber foods, fruits and vegetables. Add fiber supplements like metamucil. Avoid or reduce foods like rice, noodles, white bread, potatoes or junk foods. ...Read more

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Have constipation in adults, what to do to treat it?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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