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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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I used to eat raisin bran before bed and poo in the morn. Now im constipated and bloated. What can i eat at night to go in the morning?To be regular

I used to eat raisin bran before bed and poo in the morn. Now im constipated and bloated. What can i eat at night to go in the morning?To be regular

See pharmacist: Talk with a pharmacist who will recommend any one of many over the counter meds that will help you achieve regular bowel movements. ...Read more

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Take raisin bran every night to poop but now its not working and im constipated. But my stomach still feels the need to go. Ive tried everything.. ?

Take raisin bran every night to poop but now its not working and im constipated. But my stomach still feels the need to go. Ive tried everything.. ?

Everything?: If you're not going regularly, you need more than Raisin Bran. Add psyllium husks (1 or 2 tablespoons) every day, plus lots of water. Magnesium to bowel tolerance (you can't OD on magnesium because it will give you diarrhea, stomach upset). Find a dose that works. Stimulants like prunes also will help. Have you checked your thyroid. Constipation is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I just had a stomach virus for almost a week, but now my stomach is still hurting except im constipated. What do i do?Is raisin bran cereal ok to eat?

I just had a stomach virus for almost a week, but now my stomach is still hurting except im constipated. What do i do?Is raisin bran cereal ok to eat?

Recovery phase: Most likely you are recovery from loss of a lot of important fluids and electrolytes in your system, if you had a stomach virus. You need to increase fluids and make sure to get potassium and magnesium, which are lost with diarrhea and vomiting. Coconut water is a good source of fluids and electrolytes. If you don't start to feel better, call your doctor. Would avoid the bran until you drink more. ...Read more

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What is the cause of constipation?

What is the cause of constipation?

Many causes: As simple as not enough roughage and water or more complex with undiagnosed food allergens or candida/abn bacterial overgrowth. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose and fix the underlying problem(s) and give you relief. To start, add in a daily multi-strain probiotic like "florajen 3" and some magnesium oxide to get things moving. ...Read more

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What are main causes of constipation?

What are main causes of constipation?

Constipation: Can occur due to low fiber&water content in the diet. These help the intestines move bulk along and keep the stool soft. Also, ppl who hold their bm until they are in the comfort of their own home are at risk of hard stools. "holding it" desensitizes the nerves of the rectum to the stretch which normally signals the time for a bm. As the stool sits in the rectum, it becomes dehydrated and hard. ...Read more

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Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Probably true: But that doesn't mean you need to "de-toxify" just correct the constipation by eating and drinking properly and having daily bm's will clear the toxins the way the colon was designed to do. ...Read more

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Is laziness the chief cause of constipation?

Is laziness the chief cause of constipation?

what goes into your: Mouth is a major contributor for 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 if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more