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Does Soda Worsen Constipation
Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It won't, instead...: 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
It won't, instead...: 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. Advice 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 ongoing. ...Read more
Epsom Salt laxative ok while taking Bactrim & Cephalexin?Also,is it normal for these meds to cause constipation? I quit smoking & soda this week also.
35 wks Pregnant have severe constipation. Went to doctor, Miralax isn't helping, took water & baking soda, feel it working, Safe for baby & me?
Constipation: This should be fine and not harmful to your baby. ...Read more
What are the signs of a costochondritis relapse/worsening. I also diagnosed with constipation. This morning I couldn't wake up I was dizzy and drowsy ?
Several days of constipation taken laxatives. Pain around belly button radiating to right side and worsening. No gallbladder ?
I have many worsening food intolerances, (not allergies). Reactions are fatigue, rashes, sleep problem, constipation. What do I do?
Eliminate foods: Start eliminating foods with high potential for allergies. These incloude wheat products, primarily gluten foods, milk and dairy products such as cheeses, and choloclate. Go on a gluten free dairy free diet for 3 to 6 months and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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