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Can bread cause constipation? Is this true that tthe flour used in making bread known as maida causes constipation?

Can bread cause constipation? Is this true that tthe flour used in making bread known as maida causes constipation?

No; unknown : Bread, in & of itself, does not cause constipation. However, bread that is made of highly refined grains, such as maida, lacks enough fiber necessary to prevent constipation. Maida appears to be a highly refined wheat flour w/o any fiber. Thus, consumption of highly refined grains such as breads made from maida (common to india) can increase risk for constipation. Consider eating high fiber bread. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from severe constipation i drink 1ltr water a day, eat oranges, brown bread with fibre and walk everyday more than 20minutes help?

I've been suffering from severe constipation i drink 1ltr water a day, eat oranges, brown bread with fibre and walk everyday more than 20minutes help?

I liter: Is inadequate fluid intake for a young person and with your exercising. Should be more like 2 1/2 to 3 liters per day and thats assuming you are not taking caffeine or alcohol. Excess fiber in relation to inadequate fluids leads to hard stools. Concentrate more on your fluid intake and be less aggressive with fiber intake. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for Hemroids and constipation? Should I cut down on red meat and bread?

What is the best remedy for Hemroids and constipation? Should I cut down on red meat and bread?

Water and high fiber: I recommend Metamucil at bedtime. Drink plenty of water and stop as much caffeine as you can. Try do keep your stools the consistency of a thick toothpaste, not watery or hard. ...Read more

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If i'm having constipation and belly pain, should I stop eating meat and bread until I feel better?

If i'm having constipation and belly pain, should I stop eating meat and bread until I feel better?

High fiber diet: Chronic constipation has many causes: hormonal, previous surgery, diet, neural input... Exercise and diet may militate against constipation. Avoid meat altogether, opt for a mediterranean diet to enhance and preserve one's health. Stool softeners such as mineral oil, flax seed oil, ducolax, miralax (polyethylene glycol)... All enhance colonic evacuation, but, most times, what we eat lead to complications... ...Read more

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My mom gets constipated when she eats white rice but not white bread. Why is that?

My mom gets constipated when she eats white rice but not white bread. Why is that?

Rice: Very simple rice is constipating. For health reasons recomment brown rice which is healthier. Often used in diets for diarrhea. ...Read more

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Stomach has been upset for the entire week. Has been eating bread and non fatty foods. He says he's constipated but pooping liquids. What could it be?

Stomach has been upset for the entire week. Has been eating bread and non fatty foods. He says he's constipated but pooping liquids. What could it be?

Overflow diarrhea: It is possible to be constipated and have liquid stools. The term "overflow diarrhea" has been used to describe this phenomena. It is usually present in decal impaction as liquid stool escapes around the impacted feces. After a significant diarrheal episode the bowels can get lazy and constipation can develop especially if there are significant losses of electrolytes. Abdominal xr may help. ...Read more

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Does risotto cause constipation?

Does risotto cause constipation?

Risotto: Is an italian rice dish. If you have a diet that is high in this type of carbs and is lacking in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other sources of fiber - constipation is more likely. But risotto does not in and of itself cause constipation. ...Read more