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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Constipation: There is a big list of causes common causes include lack of fibre in diet, inadequate fluid intake, medications, irritable bowel syndrome, immobility, hypothyroidism, colon cancer, anal fissure.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Irregular diet: Most people can avoid constipation if they ate a regular diet containing fruits and vegetables (esp those with a lot of fiber). Regular exercise or other activities can also help. Plenty of water keeps the stool moist and soft when it come out. Once all of these factors are met, then you need to train your body to go and evacuate as soon as you get the feeling that you have to go. ...Read more

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What causes constipation?  

What causes constipation?  

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

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Does ensure cause constipation?

Does ensure cause constipation?

Constipation: If you have an inadequate water/ fluid intake when using ensure plus, constipation is possible. On the other hand, diarrhea can also occur with ensure plus. ...Read more

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Does risotto cause constipation?

Does risotto cause constipation?

Risotto: Is an italian rice dish. If you have a diet that is high in this type of carbs and is lacking in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other sources of fiber - constipation is more likely. But risotto does not in and of itself cause constipation. ...Read more

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: As a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include:
allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions
angioedema
face edema
skin rash or rashes
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Do medications cause constipation?

Do medications cause constipation?

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 more

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What is the cause of constipation?

What is the cause of constipation?

Many causes: As simple as not enough roughage and water or more complex with undiagnosed food allergens or candida/abn bacterial overgrowth. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose and fix the underlying problem (s) and give you relief. To start, add in a daily multi-strain probiotic like "florajen 3" and some magnesium oxide to get things moving. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden constipation?

What can cause sudden constipation?

Many Issues Interact: Emotions, too sedentary, dehydration, too little fiber, etc. Etc. & in combination. Intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus 1 of biggest drivers of intestinal changes is emotions expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant. Being very physically active tends to dramatically ↓↓ constipation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constipation?

What are the causes of constipation?

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 more

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What are main causes of constipation?

What are main causes of constipation?

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

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Does greek yogurt cause constipation?

Greek Yogurt with: Live cultures, buttermilk and kefir can be taken to increase growth of healthy gut bacteria to help one stay regular. ...Read more

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Could over eating cause constipation?

Could over eating cause constipation?

Overeat/Constipation: Overeating may cause constipation by increasing the intestinal waste. This may lead to improper colon function and distension of the colon possibly affecting the muscle tone and natural peristalsis or wave like motions of the intestine which propel the waste materials towards the anal opening. A well balanced diet high in fiber and water decreases constipation. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Probably true: But that doesn't mean you need to "de-toxify" just correct the constipation by eating and drinking properly and having daily bm's will clear the toxins the way the colon was designed to do. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause bellybutton pain?

Can constipation cause bellybutton pain?

In Children, Yes: Often kids don't localize abdominal pain well and may identify as periumbilical or "belly button" pain. Constipation is a fairly common cause of pediatric abdominal pain. If severe or not improving as the constipation relieved would need further consultation. ...Read more

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Is laziness the chief cause of constipation?

What goes into your: Mouth is a major contributor for constipation. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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What health problems can constipation cause?

Constipation: Chronic constipation can cause hemorrhoids as well as diverticulosis. Diverticulosis can become infected diverticulitis and lead to perforation abscess and life threatening intrabdominal sepsis. Diverticulosis can also cause life threatening hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What causes constipation that lasts for a week?

Several variables,: The most important being internal control of colon motility, delayed evacuation (for whatever reasons), internal emotions, decreased physical activity, etc. Most stimulant laxatives ↑ constipation problems over time. Generally ↑ed activity, ↑ed hydration, high fiber foods, prunes, softeners, osmotic agents, in order listed, are best/safest ways to ↓ & prevent constipation problems. ...Read more

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What causes constipation and how can I treat this?

What causes constipation and how can I treat this?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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Does constipation cause toxins to build up in my body?

Does constipation cause toxins to build up in my body?

No: Stool is not toxic. It is just left over food materials, bile and bacteria. All of these things are present in your colon regardless of how frequent you have bowel movements. Your colon is designed to have stool in it. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden constipation for about a week?

What could cause sudden constipation for about a week?

Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, both of which contribute to constipation. Need a minimum of 80-100 oz/day ...Read more

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Does taking acetometaphin regularly cause constipation?

Does taking acetometaphin regularly cause constipation?

No: It does not cause constipation. If Acetaminophen is combined with an opiate (such as percocet, vicodin, etc), then the opiate is the one that constipates. ...Read more

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What would cause constipation and what would be the cure?

Hard, dry poop: Constipation is caused by dry, hard stool which often becomes retained in the rectum & colon. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. You can also consider an otc laxative. ...Read more

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What food that will not cause constipation actually work?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. (each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

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Does having more than 25 g of fibre daily cause constipation?

Does having more than 25 g of fibre daily cause constipation?

If dehydrated: A high fiber diet is generally beneficial. If it is not adequately hydrated, then "can" thicken / constipate. Some recommend this with severe diarrhea for this effect, to absorb fluid and thicken the stool. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to find out the cause of my constipation?

Can someone tell me how to find out the cause of my constipation?

Constipation: Some common causes of constipation are low thyroid function and low magnesium level. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any clues on what could've caused my constipation?

Constipation: Your constipation can be diet related or may be caused by hypothyroidism.If you are taking medication, some drugs can cause constipation. Msee your doctor to check for hypothyroidism and ask for a referral to a dietician. Review any drugs that you might be taking. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more