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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: as a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include: allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions angioedema face edema skin rash or rashes urticaria ...Read more

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Could over eating cause constipation?

Could over eating cause constipation?

Overeat/Constipation: Overeating may cause constipation by increasing the intestinal waste . This may lead to improper colon function and distension of the colon possibly affecting the muscle tone and natural peristalsis or wave like motions of the intestine which propel the waste materials towards the anal opening. A well balanced diet high in fiber and water decreases constipation. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What causes constipation and how can I treat this?

What causes constipation and how can I treat this?

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

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What would cause constipation and what would be the cure?

What would cause constipation and what would be the cure?

Hard, dry poop: Constipation is caused by dry, hard stool which often becomes retained in the rectum & colon. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. You can also consider an otc laxative. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cronic constipation and how to clear yourself?

What are the causes of cronic constipation and how to clear yourself?

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

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Do apples cause constipation?

Do apples cause constipation?

Apples: Do not cause consolation. They actually help bowel movements. Please see doctor to determine the cause. In general, avoid binding foods like cheese and carbs. Eat high fiber foods like fruits and vegetables. Walk daily. Drink water. Peace and good health. Prunes are good. ...Read more

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Can kalms cause constipation?

Can kalms cause constipation?

Kalms: Kalms is valerian root extract used to help reduce the effects of stress. It should not cause constipation, but also won't really do anything to help with constipation in my experience. Magnesium added to this may be quite helpful. ...Read more

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Do bananas cause constipation?

Do bananas cause constipation?

They can: I often use bananas as a natural therapy in infants to firm up their runny poo. Along with pasta, apples, bread & some cheeses, these foods tend to slow the stool as it moves thru the intestines.The effect tends to be volume related, so a little may not constipate while a lot may. ...Read more

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Does beano cause constipation?

I checked quite a: Few sites ; the only side effect that was noted was rare sensitivity. Beano has 150 galu (galactosidase units) of alpha-d-galactosidase derived from aspergillus niger mold. ...Read more

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