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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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I'm 19yrs old grl. I hav experiencd constipation 4 past 2 yrs n recently observd constipation cause as a rslt of drinkin milk? Y is this n what shud I do?

I'm 19yrs old grl. I hav experiencd constipation 4 past 2 yrs n recently observd constipation cause as a rslt of drinkin milk? Y is this n what shud I do?

Sounds like milk: Sounds like milk is your problem - you may want to leave it out of your daily diet and see if the problem goes away. Add a daily calcium supplement (taken with food) daily if you need the extra calcium. If this doesn't solve the problem, make sure you are eating a healthy diet without processed foods and with plenty of fiber. Then talk to your md.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Does beer cause constipations?

Does beer cause constipations?

Alcohol: Either beer, whiskey or wine and cafeine intake all dehydrate and can contribute to constipation. Cut these out and replace with 80-100 ounces of water, juices, gatorade type fluids and this should resolve.

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Do almonds cause constipation?

Do almonds cause constipation?

Doubtful, since a: 1 oz. Serving of whole almonds (28 to 30 almonds) contains 3 g of dietary fiber. (14 % of the rda).

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Does rice causes constipation?

Does rice causes constipation?

White rice: I.E. Without the cusp that contains the vitamins necessary for its processing in the body, is the major cause of thiamine deficiency disease. Constipation is often a symptom of that.

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Can Infacol cause constipation?

Can Infacol cause constipation?

Simethicone: Infacol (simethicone) is not associated with constipation. One reference suggested it may be associated with loose stools. Other references stated that infacol (simethicone) is not associated with any common side effects.

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Do diuretics cause constipation?

Do diuretics cause constipation?

Diuretics, constipat: Diuretics can cause dehydration which can dry the stool in the colon and cause constipation.

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Do sweetners cause constipation?

Do sweetners cause constipation?

Possibly: Sweeteners cause an important change in brain chemistry. The bowel receives messages from the brain that causes it to function properly. However, there are many causes of constipation. A letter in the new england journal of medicine stated that aspartame caused migraines and the author was right. I believe that we are producing biochemical brain changes that may or may not cause symptoms.

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