Top
30
Doctor insights on: Do Potatoes Make You Constipated

Share
Dr. Eric Kaplan
2,510 Doctors shared insights

Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


3

3
Are potatoes and starches constipating?

Are potatoes and starches constipating?

In some, yes: In some people, these can be constipating. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids if eating them. ...Read more

4

4
Does rice and potatoes cause constipation?

Does rice and potatoes cause constipation?

Rice & potatoes.: Those are foods that can make you a bit constipated, yes. Brown rice would be better than white in this regard as the former has more fiber. ...Read more

5

5
Can a sweet potato constipate you and are they fattening or healthy food?

Can a sweet potato constipate you and are they fattening or healthy food?

Big picture: Whole societies have lived primarily on sweet potatoes. Don't let anybody give you a hard time if you like them. You do need to get with a sensible physician if you're chronically constipated as you indicate you are. If fiber in the diet and plenty of water don't get things going, checks for hypothyroidism, porphyria and even mild hirschsprung's are appropriate. ...Read more

6

6
As per an article, cirohtic patients should take carbohydrate before sleeping. I am a vegetarian. Can I take potato. ..will it constipate me?

As per an article, cirohtic patients should take carbohydrate before sleeping. I am a vegetarian. Can I take potato. ..will it constipate me?

No, it won't.: Contrary to the article you may have read, there is not much need to eat carbohydrates before bedtime. If you choose to, however, it will not hurt you. Potatoes are fine. Good luck with your liver disease. ...Read more

7

7
6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated. She's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini.?

6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated. She's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini.?

Why the rush: Solids in the first year do not help the baby grow better. Breast milk is an adequate nutrition source, and solids today are primarily a training process to transition them to the table. Apples and bananas are constipating agents. Prunes & pears loosen stools. I'd quit the rush through the list of foods and just keep it simple. ...Read more

8

8
Is yogurt constipating?

Is yogurt constipating?

No it is not: As a rule of thumb yogurt does not cause constipation. You need to look at other food ingredients you consume. If there is problem with your bm associated with pain/cramps, you better see your doctor for exam/evaluation. ...Read more

9

9
Could dry potato seeds be planted?

Good question: But necessarily one that a physician would be able to answer. ...Read more

10

10
Which foods will constipate the most?

Which foods will constipate the most?

Dairy, fast foods, mea: Dairy products like chese, butter, milk
cakes, pastries, cookies, crackers, candy, sugary drinks
fast food like pizza, hambergers, frozen dinners, corn chips, french fries
red meat
rice
banana and apple. ...Read more

11

11
How to make potatoes in a healthy way?

Bake: Baked potato is the healthiest way to prepare them. You can also microwave a potato in the oven for 4-5 minutes depending on the size of the potato. I don't recommend frying in oil or adding sour creme or butter. ...Read more

12

12
Is it bad that I am always constipating?

Is it bad that I am always constipating?

How do you define...: ...constipation & what medical evaluation have you had to rule out metabolic causes (e.g. low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, intermittent ileus (e.g. pseudo-obstruction), lots more? ...Read more

13

13
Is constipation common?

Is constipation common?

Yes: Yes, constipation is common. Many studies report a that 12-19% of the population suffer from constipation, but as high of 27% has been reported in some studies. ...Read more

14

14
Is calcium constipating?

Is calcium constipating?

Yes: Can be depending on dosage and other issues with diet. ...Read more

15

15
Constipation how to cure?

Constipation how to cure?

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

16

16
Could my baby constipated?

Could my baby constipated?

Yes: Yes, your baby could be constipated. Breast-fed babies rarely get constipated, but formula-fed babies can get constipated if they over-feed. The quality of the stool is the best way to judge it. Turn one of your baby's poopy diapers upside-down (this works best over your bathtub). If the poop falls out easily, your baby likely is constipated. Give some water or pear juice to your baby to help. ...Read more

17

17
How to get un constipated?

How to get un constipated?

Constipation: Drink fluids half should be water half gatorade, milk, juices (too much water and you dilute the sodium in your body which is not good). Eat high fiber foods, 1 cup of oatmeal or lentil or barley or brown rice a day (white rice is not good fiber), kale, beans, avocados, strawberries, apples with skin also contain fiber Exercise, when we move we move our intestines (they jiggle inside). ...Read more

18

18
How to remove constipation?

How to remove constipation?

Fiber/Water: Most constipation can be treated with fiber (like prunes) and proper hydration. Adding a stool softener may also be very effective. Save the laxatives for last and don't take more often then just a few days or laxative dependency may occur. If this does not worth see your healthcare provider a more potent form of laxitive. ...Read more

19

19
I'm constipated what to do?

I'm constipated what to do?

Fiber from Natural..: I have a plant mixed herbology with another plant, that can help tremendously with your constipation. It works wonders and I can help aid you to the source to where to purchase this plant as well as instruct you on how you can prevent this from happening in the future. I can help out if interested, just get ahold of me anytime. This really works and it makes you feel good as well. In a safe nondru ...Read more

20

20
How can I ease constipation?

How can I ease constipation?

Diet and fluids: High fiber diet, and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise (20 ounces extra for every 30 min of strenuous activity) and more if you travel by planes frequently (20 ounces per hour of flying time). ...Read more

21

21
What to eat for constipation?

Dietary Fiber: 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 if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

22

22
Can you die from constipation?

Rarely: Chronic constipation (obstipation) can cause dilation of bowel, rarely can cause an ulcer in bowel, rarely can cause perforation, which could lead to death.
Some conditions that cause severe constipation might be severe enough (if untreated) to cause death. ...Read more

24

24
What to take for constipation?

Constipation: Depends on the cause of the constipation. Are you healthy otherwise or taking any medications? Best see your doctor to see what kind of constipation you have. Meanwhile it would be safe to take some milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for temporary help and drink more water. Some types of constipation respond to increasing fiber, while other types do not.. ...Read more

25

25
What to do for my constipation?

What to do for my constipation?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally I recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

27

27
I am experiencing constipation.

I am experiencing constipation.

Constipation: Frequency of bowel movement varies from person to person but if you have to strain to produce hard stools, you're probably constipated. There are plenty of over-the-counter options such as PEG aka Miralax. You'll need to drink plenty of water. Consider increasing dietary fiber via whole grains plus plenty of fruits & veggies. Don't forget physical activity, too. Ask your Family Doc to review ur Rx ...Read more

28

28
How does constipation pain feel?

How does constipation pain feel?

Constipation: It feels like uncomfortable pressure in your lower rectum. ...Read more

29

29
I'm constipated what should I do?

I'm constipated what should I do?

Constipation: Your medication (clotrimazol and lamictal) can chip in it as well. To help your symptoms try drinking plenty of water, eating more fibers, fruits and vegies & abdominal exercises. It's good that you take probiotics. ...Read more

30

30
How to relieve from constipation?

Psyllium Fiber: Psyllium fiber, one teaspoon every night mixed with with a glass of water is a good place to start.

Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. ...Read more