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Do Laxatives Make You Bloated
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
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
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
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
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
Laxatives: The answer is a clear and reliable no. Laxatives cannot in any way help you lose weight. Many people find that at first as their bowels clear out more rapidly that there seems to be a short term loss of weight and then they begin to obsess about this rapid transit of their stools thinking this leads to less absorption of calories. But, in reality this is myth and not true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation fix.: The first step in correcting chronic constipation is making sure you're taking in adequate fiber and water. Without this, no other medication or supplement would help. Drink enough water in the day so your urine looks almost clear. And fiber is 35 grams daily for women and 50 grams daily for men. Start with this. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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