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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

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 more

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

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 more

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How long will it take fr baking soda and water to work for constipation?

How long will it take fr baking soda and water to work for constipation?

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

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Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

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

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Can u get constipated with drinking of plain soda...

Can u get constipated with drinking of plain soda...

You shouldn't: Drinking plenty of still water is a way to avoid constipation - soda water seems unlikely to cause it, but consider some plain too. Sufficient vegetables & fruit and other fiber-food might help too. If you are already too tightly impacted, you might need help from a medical worker. Don't wait too long and sustain serious damage. Be well! ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Costochondritis hurt: s when you move the joint,either by moving your chest wall or by direct pressure over the inflamed joint.Neither this or constipation,can explain your dizziness and fatigue.(btw-Milk of Magnesia"Mint Flavor"works great to clean u out) ...Read more