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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Can sunflower seeds cause constipation?

Can sunflower seeds cause constipation?

Some people use: Sunflower seeds as a way to avoid constipation. There was one case of a sunflower bezoar causing a fecal impaction (weird !). ...Read more

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Can I get constipation eatting sunflower seeds. I have anarixa and have to take meralax 3x a day and some days that don't help..

Can I get constipation eatting sunflower seeds. I have anarixa and have to take meralax 3x a day and some days that don't help..

No more: ...than any other food. In fact, many people use sunflower seeds as a way to avoid constipation. I think they are fine to include in your diet in moderate amounts. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Could eating too much sunflower seeds cause chestpains? Everytime I'm eating them, everynight I'm having chestpains.

Could eating too much sunflower seeds  cause chestpains? Everytime I'm eating them, everynight I'm having chestpains.

Chest pain: It is very unlikely that sunflower seeds are responsible for chest pain but you should certainly stop taking them' Anyone with chest pain every night needs to see a doctor as soon as possible. If there is a long wait time please go the the local Emergency Room. ...Read more

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I inhaled a little something when I was eating sunflower seeds, not a whole shell but something small. Could this cut my windpipe and cause scaring?

I inhaled a little something when I was eating sunflower seeds, not a whole shell but something small. Could this cut my windpipe and cause scaring?

No: If you scratched your esophagus or trachea this will be a nagging pain that should go away with time, several days to a week. This should not cause serious damage but if pain persists after a week go see a doctor for a look ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read more

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I have heard that sunflower seeds damage the teeth and causes them to decay. is that right?

I have heard that sunflower seeds damage the teeth and causes  them to decay. is that right?

Perhaps in excess: Interesting question. If you eat shelled seeds and crack the shells in your mouth too frequently it might break down the enamel. See http://vegetarian.lovetoknow.com/Can_You_Eat_Too_Many_Sunflower_Seeds There's not much research on this. One study found "dried-roasted seeds" could lead to "tooth surface loss" but I could not find out if sunflower seeds were studied. See http://tinyurl.com/hxe6hwv ...Read more