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Do Beans Make You Constipated
If eaten in excess.: If eaten one cup per serving, cherries prevent diarrhea and constipation. Eating too many cherries can cause stomach upset. Cherries contain quercetin, a flavonoid giving antioxidant protection against free radicals, but in excess it can produce nausea and vomiting. A serious concern should also be the pesticide intake, unless the cherries are organic. ...Read more
Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf. ...Read more
Sure, pls consider: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts & peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions, & up to 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Short of a true allergic reaction, too much of a good food is not necessarily a good thing. If you ate peanuts to excess, sure you could get constipated. ...Read more
No: Eating a banana a day is unlikely to make you fat as long as it's part of a healthy & balanced diet. But it's also a good idea to eat a varied diet w/lots of different fruits & vegetables, lean proteins, healthy oils, etc. Don't forget that regular exercise is also a must for good health & to maintain your weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Power of probiotics: Antibiotic use is usually associated with eliminating "good bacteria" dr your colon which then may promote overgrowth of other opportunistic bacteria. These produce gas as they consume micronutrients in the colonic lumen. The easy solution us to take probiotics along with antibiotics and also take antibiotics judiciously only if there're is a true evidence of a bacterial infection as indicated ...Read more
Why do doctors say to drink lots of water when you are constipated, doesn't it just make you feel more bloated?
It's the truth: Many cases of constipation are due to inadequate water intake. Water should not make you bloated as it is absorbed into the tissues or passes through into the colon very quickly. More water in the colon creates softer stools that move more quickly through the colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: But what antibiotics are you talking about. Several may give some takers upper GI issues, some may alter intestinal bacterial flora and create problems in that fashion. Tell us what drugs you are referring to. ...Read more
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