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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. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Does rice and potatoes cause constipation ?

Does rice and potatoes cause constipation ?

Rice & potatoes.: Those are foods that can make you a bit constipated, yes. Brown rice would be better than white in this regard as the former has more fiber. ...Read more

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Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more

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Constipation from rice? I ate 800g yesterday and today i'm in agony. Only gone to the toilet once so far. What can I do? Take more water? Thanks!

Constipation from rice? I ate 800g yesterday and today i'm in agony. Only gone to the toilet once so far. What can I do? Take more water? Thanks!

Constipation: Constipation responds to increased water, vegetables, fruits, fiber and activity. Stool sofners and laxatives if other measures fail. See your doc to make sure it is just constipation. ...Read more

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Is eating instant oatmeal, instead of rice ,every breakfast good for constipation?

Is eating instant oatmeal, instead of rice ,every breakfast good for constipation?

Well. yes.: Rice is a problem for constipation which is incredibly common in Asia for this reason. Enough water, vegetables and multiple sources of fiber would be good. Narcotics, rice, chronic use of cathartics would be bad. ...Read more

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White rice is our staple food and I always eat that evry lunch and dinner. can it even worsen constipation?

White rice is our staple food and I always eat that evry lunch and dinner. can it even  worsen constipation?

Yes, however...: White rice has very little fiber (whereas brown rice has more fiber). However, you can minimize the constipating effects of white rice by eating more food rich in fiber: fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. Try brown rice too- it's more nutritious. I also recommend magnesium supplements and the ayurvedic tonic triphala. For a list of high fiber foods see http://draxe.com/high-fiber-foods/ ...Read more

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6wk olds pediatrician advised to start rice in 4 oz of formula. Since then no bowels and it's been over 48 hrs.. Any solutions to ease constipation?

6wk olds pediatrician advised to start rice in 4 oz of formula. Since then no bowels and it's been over 48 hrs.. Any solutions to ease constipation?

Rice cereal: The usual recommendation is to start solids at 6 months of age or between 13-16lbs. Secondly, the cereal should be given on a spoon rather than in a bottle unless the cereal is given for reflux. ...Read more

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Hi. well i started to introduce brown rice in my eating and my hubby and i got constipation that is some difficulty in passing stool. Could u clarify ?

Hi. well i started to introduce brown rice in my eating and my hubby and i got constipation that is some difficulty in passing stool. Could u clarify ?

Fiber needs water.: It's great that you're trying to incorporate more fiber into your diet, but make sure you're increasing your water intake, too. As failing to do so can lead to constipation with the increased fiber intake. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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