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Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwise well -- make sure you are taking in enough fluids and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fluids in foods, tea, coffee, and water all count, but to be healthy, limit your intake of sugary drinks and alcohol. ...Read more

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Taking dulpholac for constipation...is there any sugar free dulpholac with same effect?

Taking dulpholac for constipation...is there any sugar free dulpholac with same effect?

No: Because the active ingredient in dupholac, Lactulose, is itself a sugar. However, how it works is that it is not absorbed by the body but instead broken down to acids, which act to hold water in the stools to soften them and make them easier to pass, thereby alleviating constipation. ...Read more

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Why do I get violently sick after consuming processed sugars? Nausia, constipation, the works

Not sure.: Doesn't make any chemical sense. One might postulate an allergy to a component of the raw sugar, but constipation is not consistent with that. ...Read more

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Can sugar-free candy help with constipation?

Can sugar-free candy help with constipation?

Bad answer.: We know that eating too much sugar-free candy can lead to diarrhea because of the non-absorbable sugars a lot of them contain, but treating constipation with them is not the way to go. You need to start with water and fiber. ...Read more

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Can constipation or bloatedness interfere with blood sugars?

Can constipation or bloatedness interfere with blood sugars?

No: It is the other way round. Changes in blood sugar are a reflection of poor diet that results in many symptoms including constipation and bloating. ...Read more

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What can I give a 1 month old premie, 6 lbs 5 oz, for constipation? Sugar in pedi-lyte and kerros syrup in breast milk not working.

What can I give a 1 month old premie, 6 lbs 5 oz, for constipation? Sugar in pedi-lyte and kerros syrup in breast milk not working.

Define and use natrl: If your baby is having firm stools that are hard to pass, i accept the label.If breast fed, stooling less often and skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Formula fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more

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Can bein bloated or constipated interfere with blood sugars?

Can bein bloated or constipated interfere with blood sugars?

Possible.: This may or may not interfere. The proof is in watching your blood sugars and seeing how they respond. You tell me. ...Read more

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I'm on grain dairy/legume nut sugar candida free diet (nutritionist suggested it and still terribly constipated. What am i doing wrong? Help me please

Fluid/veggies: Eat more vegetables and drink more fluids. You need about 7-9 servings of veggies a day to get the fiber to help with constipation. You also need about 45-60 ounces of fluid ( preferably water) a day to help the fiber work so you're not constipated. ...Read more

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