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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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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3, 8oz glasses of prune juice with Miralax TO relieve constipation. Is this dangerous? It's a lot of sugar and carbs

3, 8oz glasses of prune juice with Miralax TO relieve constipation. Is this dangerous? It's a lot of sugar and carbs

Not dangerous: But too much, you may have bloating and cramps. If chronically constipated or suffer IBS, kindly ask for referral to a gastroenterologist for in depth management if current treatment isn't controlling your symptoms, good luck ...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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My stool is yellow why is that and constipated I have a really bad diet and can it be from sugar and not eating veggies?

My stool is yellow why is that and constipated I have a really bad diet and can it be from sugar and not eating veggies?

Vegetables: Eating more fruits and vegetables can help with your constipation cause they contain fiber. Having processed sugar and flour in your diet and other processed foods have little to no fiber and contribute to constipation. Try to eat half your plate as vegetables. Beans are also a good source of fiber and try to have about a gallon of water a day- to make sure the fiber and fluids make a soft stool. ...Read more

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Could exercising too much (2 hour work outs) cause constipation issues?

Could exercising too much (2 hour work outs) cause constipation issues?

Not really: Although exercising in general can prevent constipation, provided you compensate for the extra fluid losses you have when exercising. I use 20 oz per hour of exercising of extra fluid, with a minimal base line fluid of 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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Hi I have been suffering constipation the last 2days from what I believe has been caused by too much fibre. Should I take a laxativ? Or let it settle?

Hi I have been suffering constipation the last 2days from what I believe has been caused by too much fibre. Should I take a laxativ? Or let it settle?

Fiber tends to be a: laxative by adding bulk, anti-constipation. However there are many variables, largest being internal control of colon motility, delayed evacuation (for whatever reasons), internal emotions, decreased physical activity, etc. Most laxatives ↑ constipation problems over time. Generally ↑ed activity, ↑ed hydration, high fiber foods, prunes, softeners, osmotic agents, in order listed, are best/safest. ...Read more

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Does too much red licorice cause constipation?

Does too much red licorice cause constipation?

I don't know how: Red liquorice impacts the gut. However, black liquorice is sometimes used as a natural remedy for constipation. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause excessive passing of gas and constipation?

Does diabetes cause excessive passing of gas and constipation?

Not necessarily: Diabetes can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but the place to start evaluating things is your diet. Do you drink plenty of water daily? Do you eat fruits and vegetables? Have you recently added a new food to your diet? And how well is your diabetes controlled? First, talk with your doctor about changes in your bowels like this, keep diabetes controlled, and consider a nutrition evaluation. ...Read more

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Does consuming too much protein cause constipation or hard stools?

Does consuming too much protein cause constipation or hard stools?

It can: It can if you do not eat high fiber food along with it like fruits, vegetabls, grains, beans and peas etc, and at least 2 litres of water. ...Read more

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Confused. I just read that eating too much fiber can actually CAUSE constipation! How do we know what's "too much", and what's just the right amount?

Confused. I just read that eating too much fiber can actually CAUSE constipation! How do we know what's "too much", and what's just the right amount?

Fiber constipation: 43 F Confused. I just read that eating too much fiber can actually CAUSE constipation! How do we know what's "too much", and what's just the right amount? ANS: for you the right amount is the amount that does not constipate you or give you diarrhea. Everyone is different. Discuss with your Dr who knows you best. Read uptodate. Com for best medial source on web. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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