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Handling Constipation Condition
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack understanding: Constipation is not as simple as many doctors think. The route cause needs to be evaluate especially if someone does not respond readily to dietary modifications, osmotic laxatives or stimulants. There are a variety of medical conditions and learned behaviors that can give rise to it as well as abnormalities in the pelvic floor in both men and women. Careful evaluation can determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do for constipation. Have been taking medication for severe bronchial condition which might have caused this problem. Jave tried traditional remedies but nothing is working. Can you help?
May be IBS?: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more
I have a 7months old baby has a constipation for 3 months sometimes a hard feces he feeds normally what kind of food making his condition better ?
Foods that cause...: ...Constipation include dairy and low fiber foods (white rice, white pasta, meats, etc.). Foods that help decrease constipation include water and anything high fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains). A little prune or pear juice can work wonders in helping relieve constipation. ...Read more
How can someone get rid of constipation?Apart from strong laxatives are there any home remedies or foods for relieving the condition?
Both situations: Are not healthy for an individual on a chronic basis. Neither should be ignored if the condition is chronic or more than just occasional. See your primary doctor and if necessary they will refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more
My husband suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, except for constipation or diahrea. Could he be suffering from some other condition?
Anything is possible: Without knowing his full range of symptoms and the manner in which this diagnosis was established would recommend that he see a gastroenterologist and be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could this be a thyroid condition? (i am an emt)
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constipation and diarrhea
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