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Do Potatoes Make You Constipated
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
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
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
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
banana and apple. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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