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Constipation With Water Pills
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
No.: I think you can read the disclaimer in the fine print at the bottom of the package. ...Read more
Despite high fiber, healthy diet & lots of fluids, i get constipated with diarrhea. Things down move.Use miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2/day which helps but not enough?
Food sensitivities: Consider food sensitivities. Consider alcat testing and igg and IgA food sensitivity testing. ...Read more
Can someone with chronically low potassium take stimulant laxatives occasionally for constipation? Should they drink orange juice with the lax?
How about 2 liters?: Drinking water can help with weight loss if it is substituting for other drinks that contain calories. Drinking water (or plain green tea) before a meal can also fill up the stomach somewhat, and make a person satisfied with a smaller meal. If substituting water for non-fat milk, one would need another source for vitamin d and calcium. Caution when >2 liters/day (excess water dilutes the sodium). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?
Constipation care: The best way to manage constipation is with a daily regimen that keeps you regular. For many reasons it is not good to wait until you are very constipated, then take something to treat it. The best medication to use, which is safe to use every day, is glycolax. Use glycolax daily, consume plenty of fiber and drink lots of water. Avoid suppositoty use unless you are severely constipated. ...Read more
You shouldn't: Drinking plenty of still water is a way to avoid constipation - soda water seems unlikely to cause it, but consider some plain too. Sufficient vegetables & fruit and other fiber-food might help too. If you are already too tightly impacted, you might need help from a medical worker. Don't wait too long and sustain serious damage. Be well! ...Read more
Is a magnesium pill (250mg) effective to relieve constipation (in addition to fiber, plenty of water)?
No: Magnesium citrate solution (a liquid) can help with constipation in the same way that Miralax (polyethylene glycol) does. A magnesium pill though will not be as effective for constipation. Docusate is a pill that softens stool and can be helpful. Senna is another pill, a stimulant laxative, and works by increasing bowel activity. Fiber and fluids, yes, absolutely continue. ...Read more
Pregnant & totally constipated. Eating 20 grams or more of fiber a day & drinking water to counteract the constipation. It isn't working. Suggestions?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): This is a very common problem in pregnancy. You are on the right track. Try some miralax (polyethylene glycol). Use a capful in a glass of water or juice everyday. It is not absorbed by the body but causes more liquid to come into the intestines. You may have to alter the amount you use each day. Make sure you check with your OB first to make sure they have no problem with you using this. ...Read more
Stomach distended always. Bowel movement once or twice a week. Take herbal laxative tea, fiber, fluids but no results. Weight gain.
OK: That should be fine. You just want enough water to get the powder dissolved. ...Read more
Is it safe to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) to maintain regular bowel movements? Fiber laxatives back me up worse unless i drink excessive amounts of water
Constipation: It is always best to find the source of your troubles and to work on remedying this rather than just taking laxatives daily. ...Read more
No: I'm sorry somebody gave you this misinformation, and even sorrier that you acne has not been managed so you ended up with scars. You're a grown man now, and you can get some topical benzoyl peroxide to use as tolerable; if you're not clear in two weeks, phone your personal physician and ask for Rx that will clear you. Ignore all the "pop" claims. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have acute constipation problems. I exercise, drink 8 glasses of water a day, and take plenty of fiber in the form of metamucil, beans and oatmeal...
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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