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Do blueberries cause constipation?

Do blueberries cause constipation?

The opposite: Some find that blueberries are good for minimizing constipation. They are rich in fiber and can improve the colon. But you would have to eat a lot of blueberries to make a difference as there are other and better sources of fiber if that is the goal. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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I get constapated and feel miserable every time I eat blueberries this has only been a problem in the past 7 years. Prior to that I had no problem.

I get constapated and feel miserable every time I eat blueberries this has only been a problem in the past 7 years. Prior to that I had no problem.

Blueberries: Check with your doctor to see if you have diverticulitis. Eating blueberries may make this worse. It may be the small seeds. It appears that you need to avoid them :- (. All the best. ...Read more

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Will corn flakes be likely to constipate me?

Will corn flakes be likely to constipate me?

NO: Unless you are eating tremendous amounts of fiber, then eating a bowl of corn flakes would not likely cause major constipation issues. ...Read more

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2 year child constipation?

2 year child constipation?

Change his/her diet: Constipation often happens with toddlers. They are generally picky eaters. Increase water, fruits, veggies, fruit juices, and fiber. Have a daily poop schedule to encourage taking the time to defecate. If the problem continues you may need to see your doctor for stool softeners or laxatives. ...Read more

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What can help constipation?

Adrenals: When adrenals are stressed - body goes into stress mode so does not have time to poop. So taking adhs (vasopressin) will reset and normalize helps to relieve constipation. The other things that normalize gut galactan, b complex, lecithin, butyric acid, cholrella. ...Read more

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Constipation on daily basis?

Constipation on daily basis?

No: No this is constipation! get on a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. You need to eat and drink properly for normal bowel function. ...Read more

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How to deal with constipation?

How to deal with constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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How can you stop constipation?

How can you stop constipation?

Having a good bowel: Habit, eating lots of fruits, vegetables, plenty of fluids. Need to go three times a day and it should be easy and soft. May need stool softeners or laxatives to get you going. Be sure to see your physician to rule out other causes eg colon cancer. ...Read more

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How can you cure constipation?

How can you cure constipation?

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 to do about constipation?

What to do about constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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Does my baby have constipation?

Does my baby have constipation?

Maybe?: Does she pass large, hard, dry, infrequent stools associated with pain? ...Read more

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Constipation to me what can do?

Constipation to me what can do?

Several things: Besides taking medications like stool softeners (think colace) and laxatives like senna, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium citrate, etc, you should make sure you are doing several basic "natural" things. Make sure you are staying hydrated - though if you have problems with fluid retention or CHF this can be difficult. Make sure you remain active, this stimulates the colon. Make sure you have good fiber intake. ...Read more

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What do I do about constipation?

What do I do about constipation?

Fiber, wateractiviti: Good hydration and fiber balance (5-10 glasses of liquid and 25-30 grams of fiber daily) with daily exercise (20-30 minutes daily) should help. If not, must check in with your doctor to rule out anatomic or physiologic problems. ...Read more

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Is periodic constipation normal?

Is periodic constipation normal?

Probably: When a toddler goes several days between stools and there is pain involved, it's generally true constipation.

When constipation begins when formula is introduced, it's often an allergy to milk or soy causing inflammation in the intestines and constipation. Sometimes constipation is the only symptom.

Learn more about this possibility here: http://www. Drgreene. Com/qa/milk-and-constipation. ...Read more

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Does risotto cause constipation?

Does risotto cause constipation?

Risotto: Is an italian rice dish. If you have a diet that is high in this type of carbs and is lacking in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other sources of fiber - constipation is more likely. But risotto does not in and of itself cause constipation. ...Read more

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How do you relieve constipation?

Fiber.: Constipation has no cure. We recomend a diet rich in fiber (vegetables & fruits). Take stool softeners (daily) and laxatives as necessary (if no bm in 3 d) if the constipation is new or recent pt. Needs a colonoscopy. Avoid rice or apple associated foods. Increase fluid intake and exercise. Avoid calcium or iron pills. Increase intake of prunes, citrucel. Use suppositories, fleet or fullenemas. ...Read more

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Is yogurt good for constipation?

Only if it has live: Cultures. Buttermilk, kefir, greek or high probiotic yogurts can ^ growth of healthy gut bacteria and help to keep bowels regular. ...Read more

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How can I over come constipation?

How can I over come constipation?

Constipation: High fibre diet and drinking water can help. Over the counter laxatives can be tried but if nothing helps consult doctor.
http://patient. Info/doctor/constipation-in-adults-pro ...Read more

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: As a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include:
allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions
angioedema
face edema
skin rash or rashes
urticaria ...Read more

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How can I stop being constipated?

How can I stop being constipated?

Relieve the: Constipation and avoid allowing it to recur. Eat high fiber not to exceed 25 grams per day, and drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated/non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you exercise for more than 30 minutes per day. ...Read more

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How can you relieve constipation?

Diet modification: Increase fruits, vegetables and nuts in your diet. Increase the intake of high fiber cereals and reduce the intake of milk and milk products take a laxative as needed. ...Read more

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What can I do if I'm constipated?

What can I do if I'm constipated?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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How can I know if I'm constipated?

How can I know if I'm constipated?

BM less often: It is different for different people. Depends on what is your usual habits. So, if normally you go 3 x per day then if you skip a whole day you feel constipated. For sure if you don't have BM after 3 days it's official. Also, even you are regular but stool is hard and you have to push - that could be called constipation as well. Increase water and fiber in your diet. ...Read more

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What can be done for constipation?

What can be done for constipation?

Diet, activity: Try a high fiber diet, lots of fluids and regular exercise. This is the most natural way to fight constipation. ...Read more

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What to do about being constipated?

What to do about being constipated?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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I've got constipation what do I do?

I've got constipation what do I do?

Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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I am constipated for 3 months. Help?

I am constipated for 3 months. Help?

Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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How can I relief from constipation?

How can I relief from constipation?

Constipation: Please see your doctor to make sure there is no physical cause for your constipation. Ask about how to change diet so you can digest and eliminate waste products better. Do you exercise or walk around? Sitting to much can slow down bodily processes. Peace and good health. (I've been to Nepal - wonderful.) ...Read more

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What to do to stop my constipation.?

EatFruits and Veggie: You need to eat healthy, foods with bulk/fiber like vegetables and fruits with each meal. Fiber comes in many grain based serials and salads. If you do all of the above and drink extra water, constipation will go away. ...Read more