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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Constipation In Adults (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Celiac: Yes, celiac can only manifest with constipation. Celiac disease has a wide array of symptoms ranging from stomach ache to seizures ...Read more

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What natural remedies for constipation in adults are there?

What natural remedies for constipation in adults are there?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less.
80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant & my prenatals are causing constipation from the iron. Are the childrens or adult gummy vitamins ok? Some of them lack calcium etc.

I'm 8 weeks pregnant & my prenatals are causing constipation from the iron. Are the childrens or adult gummy vitamins ok? Some of them lack calcium etc.

Add fiber: Hi heather ~ the iron, as well as hormonal changes, are causing the constipation. Thus changing your vitamin is unlikely to solve your problem. Iron and Folic Acid are the most important elements of a prenatal vitamin. Try increasing your water intake, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and adding a fiber supplement (such as metamucil). ...Read more

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How can constipation be avoided in children?

How can constipation be avoided in children?

Healthy food: Eating healthy foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables helps prevent constipation along with drinking plenty of water. If your child is chronically constipated despite eating healthy, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Children's Claritin (loratadine) cause constipation?

Not likely: Not likely to cause constipation. Constipation is more likely to be caused by a decrease in hydration or a change in diet. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent constipation in children?

Water: Ensure they are taking plenty of fluids, fresh vegetables, fruits, and fiber in the form of cereals and multigrain breads. A good rule of thumb is one ounce of water for every pound of body weight every day. ...Read more

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How many time should a healthy adult, who drinks a lot of water go to the toilet. When do you know for sure its constipation and you need medication?

How many time should a healthy adult, who drinks a lot of water go to the toilet. When do you know for sure its constipation and you need medication?

Hard difficult BM: Constipation is a hard, difficult, painful bowel movement. Drinking a lot of water helps but so would more fiber in your diet. The frequency of the bowel movement is not as important as the consistency and pain associated with the bowel movement. A easily passed bm every three days would not be considered constipation by most mds. ...Read more

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Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of constipation in children?

A new medicine: While dietary changes are still the mainstay there is a medicine called polyethylene glycol that is usually safe and effective. Ask your doctor if it is right for your child. ...Read more

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What kind of foods are best for children with constipation problems. Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt, supplements or other? What foods are to be avoided?

What kind of foods are best for children with constipation problems. Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt, supplements or other? What foods are to be avoided?

Constipation: Probiotics are helpful, but I prefer a diet high in fiber. Think figs, prunes, sweet potatoes, whole grains (Multigrain Cheerios, breads), and just about any vegetable you can get them to eat. Greek yogurt is all the rage regarding fats, but I would simply just steer away from artificial flavors and colors (and let's not forget about high fructose corn syrup). I also like molasses. ...Read more

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Can constipation in children give groin pain?

Yes: Dilation of the rectum and/or pressure on the pelvic structures form dilated colon can indeed cause discomfort that goes into the pelvic and groin area. Increase fiber, increase fluids and if continued constipation, talk to doc about use of stool softeners like miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Fiber?: White rice and farina (the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more

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How dangerous is for an adult to drink baby oil? Is baby oil the same as mineral oil for constipation?

How dangerous is for an adult to drink baby oil? Is baby oil the same as mineral oil for constipation?

Don't do it!: Uncertain--i can find no exact references in pubmed re: ingestion of baby oil. Nevertheless, there are well characterized syndromes associated with aspiration of toxic oils with resulting pneumonitis, as well as in the 1990's an eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with toxic-oil intake, diffuse fasciitis, & eosinophilia. Don't take a chance! Still in doubt, call the poison control center. ...Read more

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Am adult of 22 years. My lead level in blood is 43.15.Suffering from loose stools n constipation. I want some diet tips to treat it naturally.

Am adult of 22 years. My lead level in blood is 43.15.Suffering from loose stools n constipation. I want some diet tips to treat it naturally.

Need to treat: I am skeptical that your sky high lead levels will drop with "natural" approaches. See your doctor and start recommended protocol, as risk to you too high to experiment with unproven approaches. ...Read more

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Can adult Hirschsprungs that's causing constipation from splexic flexure on down cause pain near spleen and pelvic bone swelling from inflammation?

Can adult Hirschsprungs that's causing constipation from splexic flexure on down cause pain near spleen and pelvic bone swelling from inflammation?

Can cause pain: Yes it can cause pain in abdomen but will not cause pelvic bone swelling.
Just inquisitive why you are asking this question. If you have adult Hirchsprung Disease you should be under care of a physician. Although thickening and massive dilatation of colon occurs in adult Hirchsprung Disease. Only treatment is the surgical removal of the affected part of the colon ...Read more

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Baby is 3 months. Had just started period in Oct. Nov 26 LMP sex 12/10. Bloated feeling like stomachs is turning constipation tired mood swings am I pregnant. Didn't have these symptoms with other children?

Baby is 3 months. Had just started period in Oct. Nov 26 LMP sex 12/10. Bloated feeling like stomachs is turning constipation tired mood swings am I pregnant. Didn't have these symptoms with other children?

Can't tell: Those symptoms are not often related to such an early pregnancy. Usually no signs or symptoms yet at all. May be premenstrual symptoms or some other cause. Are you wanting to be pregnant again so soon? Using some form of BC? ...Read more

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My children are constipated constantly, 1 & 3. I add benfiber milk and it seems to help some. Both were on soy as baby, help?

My children are constipated constantly, 1 & 3. I add benfiber milk and it seems to help some. Both were on soy as baby, help?

Hard age to work wth: Constipation occurs if digestive debris moves too slowly thru the gut, has excessive moisture extracted &/or the kid decides to skip poos. Foods like apples, pasta, breads slow transit while juices speed it. Most parents stop rx too soon.Fiber or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) taken daily are fine for months at a time. A simple rx rule is to rx for twice the duration of the pbm. Recurrence is common until kid decides to help. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more