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What food makes people get constipated? What food can you eat and not get constipated?

What food makes people get constipated? What food can you eat and not get constipated?

Lack of fiber: Constipation is due to character of the GI tract and lack of sufficient fiber in the food. Some cases are due to side effects of medication. You may try to increase your fiber intake by eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains. If that does not work try taking a fiber laxative like metamucil. ...Read more

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Can eating meat make you constipated or make it more difficult to pass stools?

Can eating meat make you constipated or make it more difficult to pass stools?

Meat ; Constipation: Yes. Absolutely. If you have a diet high in meat calories you will need some source of fiber and extra fluid to keep your bowels moving regularly. ...Read more

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Will eating a contaminated meat make you constipated?

Will eating a contaminated meat make you constipated?

Probably: just the opposite if it is bad due to bacterial /parasite contamination it will give you severe diarrhea and you may rapidly dehydrate. If you don't diagnose the infection and treat it as well as hydrate it you may subsequently develop constipation after the infection has passed. ...Read more

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What cheeses will not make you constipated?

What cheeses will not make you constipated?

Cheese myth: A Scandinavian study demonstrated that cheese has no proclivity to constipate and is an old wives tale ...Read more

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What to do if food that make tummy bloating?

What to do if food that make tummy bloating?

Depends: On if this happens with all foods or just with certain ones. My suggestion is to consider monitoring which foods cause this sensation to get a sense if your body just doesn't tolerate certain foods(not necessarily an allergy though). Otherwise if it happens with all foods and has been going on for a more then a week or two, I would review this with your doctor in person. ...Read more

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You call fast food a junk food but i have noticed that if you are hungry and need energy if you eat fast food you will get energy why is that?

You call fast food a junk food but i have noticed that if you are hungry and need energy if you eat fast food you will get energy why is that?

Junk foods: are high in fats and carbohydrates- starches and sugars which your body can use quickly. This is fine at your age, but as you get older, fast foods will tend to make you gain weight and don't supply all your body's nutritional needs. Best to enjoy junk foods in moderation. ...Read more

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What can I eat besides food that is gluten free that will make my stomach not bloat?

What can I eat besides food that is gluten free that will make my stomach not bloat?

Depends: Only foods that cause bacteria to produce gas should make your stomach bloat. Beans would be an example. Try different fruits, vegetables, and nuts to see which, if any are a problem. Also most of the fatty fishes like wild salmon should not be a problem. If most foods are causing bloating consider a food allergy test or checking for irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Do peanuts make you constipated?

Do peanuts make you constipated?

They shouldnt: they shoul not. a diet low in fiber and overall fluids is the most common cause ...Read more

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Will peanuts make you constipated?

Will peanuts make you constipated?

Sure, pls consider: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts & peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions, & up to 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Short of a true allergic reaction, too much of a good food is not necessarily a good thing. If you ate peanuts to excess, sure you could get constipated. ...Read more

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If you eat or drink any thing with milk and everytime you have diaherra does that make me lactose?

If you eat or drink any thing with milk and everytime you have diaherra does that make me lactose?

Lactose intolerance: That history sounds very suspicious for lactose intolerance. This means you are not making enough of the enzyme lactase to break the sugar lactose down. Try avoiding lactose in your diet. There are many lactose intolerant diets online just google it and you will find some. ...Read more

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How can undigested food in stomach make you feel?

How can  undigested  food in stomach  make you feel?

Nauseous: If it's undigested, then it's not moving. If it's not moving, you feel full, and eventually you feel nauseous. Then you vomit. ...Read more

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Can you please develope food allergies just because they eat a certain food/s everyday?

Can you please develope food allergies just because they eat a certain food/s everyday?

No: Food allergy can present at any times in your life. Eating certain foods everyday does not increase your risk of getting allergy to that particular food. Instead, you have a higher risk of getting food allergy if you have other atopic diseases like allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema, and other food allergies.... ...Read more

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Is it good to eat nuts when you are constipated?

Not true: You should eat more fibers, such as vegetable, and increase fluid intake and do regular exercise. ...Read more

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What foods contribute to constipation?

What foods contribute to constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What are the best foods for constipation?

What are the best foods for constipation?

Constipation : High fibre diet and drinking lots of fluids is the key to avoid constipation. Green leafy vegetables, fruits , beans , whole meal cereals and bread are rich source of fibre . Avoid processed foods . https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/constipation/Pages/eating-diet-nutrition.aspx ...Read more

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Which foods are the best for constipation?

Which foods are the best for constipation?

Fruits & veggies.: It is currently recommended that we have 5 servings of veggies adn 4 of fruit per day. Look for high fiber & hydrate well wtih water. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid when constipated

A list of 7: http://www.everydayhealth.com/constipation-pictures/foods-to-avoid-for-constipation-relief.aspx#/slide-1 dairy, red meat, chips, frozen dinners, cookies, unripe bananas, fried foods. ...Read more

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What foods or drinks are good for constipation?

What foods or drinks are good for constipation?

Constipation: The best way to combat constipation 'naturally' is to increase your fluid intake and fiber consumption. For most people, if you do this long-term, you will no longer have constipation issues. ...Read more

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What are some foods that help with constipation?

What are some foods that help with constipation?

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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What foods should you eat if you are constipated?

What foods should you eat if you are constipated?

Fiber and water: Increasing intake of water and fiber in the diet with fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains will help relieve constipation. I should caution that of you have had a change in bowel habits, see your doctor for colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help stop constipation?

Please suggest what foods help stop constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have constipation ? Which food ?

Tried more fiber?: Add fiber, but cure depends on problem (do you have soft or hard stool?), circumstances under which constipation developed (dehydration, low activity, food intolerances, stressful times, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, past surgeries/ trauma with adhesions, rectal dysfunction), severity (stool volume, dehydration, bleeding, night-time awakening, weight loss), duration (acute vs. Longstanding?). ...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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What are some foods/drinks that help relieve constipation?

What are some foods/drinks that help relieve constipation?

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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Please suggest what foods can I eat to help with my constipation?

Prunes: Fruits & vegetables - especially those high in fiber. Prunes or prune juice is very good for constipation. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods cause constipation and what ones help fix it?

Please suggest what foods cause constipation and what ones help fix it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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I'm badly constipated.Please suggest some foods to get relieved from this.

Many things: Best recommendation is first, drink a lot of water during the day and get out and exercise. Walking or jogging are easy & safe. For foods try figs one or two daily, oat cereals like Cheerios, yogurt like Activia daily and foods high in bran & roughage . When in doubt go to the internet & remember when nature calls answer the call ASAP. It would also be OK to start Senokot-D as an example. ...Read more

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What food makes people get constipated? What food can you eat and not get constipated?

Lack of fiber: Constipation is due to character of the GI tract and lack of sufficient fiber in the food. Some cases are due to side effects of medication. You may try to increase your fiber intake by eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains. If that does not work try taking a fiber laxative like metamucil. ...Read more

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What are some good foods or medications to help constipation or to help not get constipated?

What are some good foods or medications to help constipation or to help not get constipated?

Fruit,Veg,MiraLax (polyethylene glycol): High fiber fruit and vegetables are good to avoid constipation, prunes, prune juice, figs and syrup of figs are best natural laxatives or preventatives. Firm bananas, milk and cheese can constipate. Good "natural type" mediacations are MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or benefiber. Colace + pericolace are safe + effective to prevent + treat. Senakot, exlax and Dulcolax are much stronger + very effective when constipated. ...Read more

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Which otherwise healthy foods should be avoided if you are constipated?

Which otherwise healthy foods should be avoided if you are constipated?

Hard to say: It may all depend. In general for constipation, a diet high in fiber including fruits and vegetables with skins on them as well as whole grains. However people who are quite constipated may have increased gas and bloating with these foods and therefore may not be tolerated. In this case medications may help. ...Read more

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