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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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I am experiencing difficult stools and constipation.

I am experiencing difficult stools and constipation.

Constipation remedy: There is no one size fits all constipation remedy, but pts your age usually have constipation due to lack of fiber in the diet, low water intake, excess meats, or drugs that slow gut movement (pain killers). Try drinking more water, eating fiber (fruits, veggies, oatmeal), taking metamucil, or cutting down on meats or pain meds. ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing a lot of gas, frequent stools, difficult stools, feeling of unfinished defecation and thin, pencil-like stools.

I am experiencing passing a lot of gas, frequent stools, difficult stools, feeling of unfinished defecation and thin, pencil-like stools.

Irritable bowel?: These symptoms are typical for irritable bowel syndrome. It is uncomfortable but usually not harmful. Symptoms can be controlled with treatment and diet. See your doctor and take it from there. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing lower abdominal pain, pain shooting down the leg, hallucinations, painful bowel movements, difficult stools and diarrhea?

My Son is experiencing lower abdominal pain, pain shooting down the leg, hallucinations, painful bowel movements, difficult stools and diarrhea?

Be seen asap: Please have the patient be seen promptly! With all of the symptoms noted from different organ systems, he needs to be brought to attention ASAP. ...Read more

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Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

See: Your doctor. Taking laxatives with no results could be a problem. Worry about an obstruction. See your doctor to get on a proper schedule ...Read more

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Is constipation common?

Is constipation common?

Yes: Yes, constipation is common. Many studies report a that 12-19% of the population suffer from constipation, but as high of 27% has been reported in some studies. ...Read more

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Constipation: There is a big list of causes common causes include lack of fibre in diet, inadequate fluid intake, medications, irritable bowel syndrome, immobility, hypothyroidism, colon cancer, anal fissure.
http://patient. Info/doctor/constipation-in-adults-pro ...Read more

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Irregular diet: Most people can avoid constipation if they ate a regular diet containing fruits and vegetables (esp those with a lot of fiber). Regular exercise or other activities can also help. Plenty of water keeps the stool moist and soft when it come out. Once all of these factors are met, then you need to train your body to go and evacuate as soon as you get the feeling that you have to go. ...Read more

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Constipation how to cure?

Constipation how to cure?

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 causes constipation?  

What causes constipation?  

Many things: Constipation can be caused by lot of problems. Though usually diet related, other causes are medications (narcotics) or (less commonly) hypothyroidism.
The first thing you should do is evaluate how much water you are taking in a day (>8 cups/day) and how much fiber you are eating (25 to 35 g/day). If that doesn't work, look to see if you are taking too many constipating foods like dairy or pasta. ...Read more

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What defines constipation?

What defines constipation?

Infrequent bm: Infrequent or difficult bowel movements, usually less than one per day or two. ...Read more

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2 year child constipation?

2 year child constipation?

Change his/her diet: Constipation often happens with toddlers. They are generally picky eaters. Increase water, fruits, veggies, fruit juices, and fiber. Have a daily poop schedule to encourage taking the time to defecate. If the problem continues you may need to see your doctor for stool softeners or laxatives. ...Read more

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What can help constipation?

What can help constipation?

Adrenals: When adrenals are stressed - body goes into stress mode so does not have time to poop. So taking adhs (vasopressin) will reset and normalize helps to relieve constipation. The other things that normalize gut galactan, b complex, lecithin, butyric acid, cholrella. ...Read more

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How to remove constipation?

How to remove constipation?

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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Solutions for constipation?

Solutions for constipation?

Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe & available for anyone over 2, & assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent ...Read more

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Constipation on daily basis?

Constipation on daily basis?

No: No this is constipation! get on a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. You need to eat and drink properly for normal bowel function. ...Read more

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How can I ease constipation?

How can I ease constipation?

Diet and fluids: High fiber diet, and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise (20 ounces extra for every 30 min of strenuous activity) and more if you travel by planes frequently (20 ounces per hour of flying time). ...Read more

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What exactly is constipation?

It depends: Constipation is the inability to have a bowel movement. Some patients only have a bowel movement once every 3 days, but they are not constipated. However 95 percent of patient should have a bowel move within days. Patients who only go to the bathroom 2 times or less per week are constipated. If the is a new symptom, you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What to eat for constipation?

What to eat for constipation?

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

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What eliminates constipation?

What eliminates constipation?

Dietary modification: Chronic constipation is a problem. Food groups that increase bulk include fiber, fruits and vegetables, nuts and grains. Over-the-counter medications that are helpful include miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senna, as well as mineral oil. It is important to make sure there is not a medical concern causing your chronic constipation. Check with your physician or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can you die from constipation?

Can you die from constipation?

Rarely: Chronic constipation (obstipation) can cause dilation of bowel, rarely can cause an ulcer in bowel, rarely can cause perforation, which could lead to death.
Some conditions that cause severe constipation might be severe enough (if untreated) to cause death. ...Read more

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How to deal with constipation?

How to deal with constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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How can you stop constipation?

How can you stop constipation?

Having a good bowel: Habit, eating lots of fruits, vegetables, plenty of fluids. Need to go three times a day and it should be easy and soft. May need stool softeners or laxatives to get you going. Be sure to see your physician to rule out other causes eg colon cancer. ...Read more

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What to take for constipation?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more