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Does Pomegranate Cause Constipation
Possible: Pomegranate is a good source of fiber and usually is helpful in people who are constipated, and may help "regulate" their bm's. However, everyone metabolizes food differently, and too much of one thing can sometimes be detrimental and cause the oposite effect, inyour case, ...Too much fiber may constipate you. Find a happy medium with fluids and fiber in an attempt to regulate your stools. ...Read more
My child ( 2 years old girl) is taking pomegranate and guava for some days. Now she is suffering from constipation. What might be the reason ?
Fluid intake: If the only change in her diet has been the increase intake of guava and pomegranate, then it is most likely that she needs more water or fluid intake, as both fruits have a good source of fiber and can make the stool bulky but need water to move it through the intestine. Some children this age will purposely stop the urge to have BM if they have experienced pain or are being potty trained. ...Read more
I have a bad tummy ache and feel constipated. Only additional food i consumed out of normal are fried peanuts yesterday and pomegranate juice today?
Fried foods: Can cause many people problems. The fried peanuts may not be sitting well. Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants and can be very beneficial. Drink plenty of water. You may find that papaya enzyme may help as well. Or it may be an accumulation of things you have eaten or the beginning of a stomach bug. ...Read more
Several: Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber. Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Constipation: Can occur due to low fiber&water content in the diet. These help the intestines move bulk along and keep the stool soft. Also, ppl who hold their bm until they are in the comfort of their own home are at risk of hard stools. "holding it" desensitizes the nerves of the rectum to the stretch which normally signals the time for a bm. As the stool sits in the rectum, it becomes dehydrated and hard. ...Read more
Some do, many don't: Lots of meds can cause constipation. Narcotics routinely do, iron and calcium supplements can; calcium channel blockers (bp/cardiac meds) can; parkinson's meds, antidepressants (tricyclic more than ssri), sucralfate (ulcer drug), Cholestyramine (cholesterol med), many other prescription and otc drugs. Check with md if new symptom, med change, worsening, pain, bleed. Diet, hormones can play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have been suffering constipation the last 2days from what I believe has been caused by too much fibre. Should I take a laxativ? Or let it settle?
Fiber tends to be a: laxative by adding bulk, anti-constipation. However there are many variables, largest being internal control of colon motility, delaying evacuation (for whatever reasons), internal emotions, decreased physical activity, etc, Most laxatives ? constipation problems over time. Generally ?ed activity, ?ed hydration, high fiber foods, prunes, softners, osmotic agents, in order listed, are best/safest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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