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Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are? S I need 2 ask dr.

Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are? S I need 2 ask dr.

There is more: You should definitely consider seeing a GI doctor to help you get a normal bowel regimen. Make sure you get enough fluids. You being overweight may indicate that the foods that you eat may contribute to the constipation but that is certainly not the simplistic answer. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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Hi im having constipation since I was little im overweight and I did all kind of diets but cant loose weight do you think this is the reason?

Hi im having constipation since I was little im overweight and I did all kind of diets but cant loose weight do you think this is the reason?

No relationship: Constipation is not a cause for being overweight, but one of the best treatments for constipation also helps with weight loss. This treatment is regular exercise, particularly aerobic exercise- the kind that makes you breathe hard and sweat. Other treatments include water, vegetables and fruit, and over- the-counter fiber supplements, stool softeners or non-absorbable agents. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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If an overweight person has injured their colon due to heavy constipation what is the best treatment possible if one wishes to avoid a surgery?

If an overweight person has injured their colon due to heavy constipation what is the best treatment possible if one wishes to avoid a surgery?

Step therapy: Hello. Start with 4 to 6 glasses a day of water. Also add daily fiber to your diet in the form of something like metamucil. If no response add prunes or prune juice. Thereafter you may add colace (docusate sodium) 200 mg twice a day. If still not regular see your primary physician and he can continue to maximize medications. Also you need to evaluate your diet and consider other dx. ...Read more

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Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...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
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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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Does honey cause constipation?

Does honey cause constipation?

No: It doesn't have any effect on bowel motility. Actually, diarrhea is more likely in some people who can't process the sugars in honey. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Can stress cause constipation?

Can stress cause constipation?

Stress constipation: Stress can definitely cause constipation. An anal fissure can make the constipation even worse by causing the internal sphincter to tense, which makes it hard to defacate. Pain and blood-streaked french fry- like stool results. It is painful and a vicious circle. Surgical treatment of the fissure may help as may steroid suppositories. I don't know of any psychotherapy studies on these dynamics. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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