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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 2 more doctor answers
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
Constipation celiac: Celiac disease may have no GI symptoms, and may present with fatigue and anemia, bur classical symptoms are pale loose and greasy stools and weight loss, abdominal pain and cramps and distension, ulcers in the mouth.It can lead to lactose intolerance and may give symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome like constipation alternating with diarrhea, but it is not that common presentation. ...Read more
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
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 ?
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?
How can someone get rid of constipation?Apart from strong laxatives are there any home remedies or foods for relieving the condition?
Yes: The diet/medications that we use for people with stage 3 ckd can cause constipation. Use of metamucil or its generic equivalent is generally all that's needed to overcome this. However, this can worsen as the kidney disease progresses. Since the colon is responsible for up to 60% of potassium excretion in patients with advanced kidney disease, you need to work closely with your doc to avoid this. ...Read more
Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Pain in sides and lower back after eating and mild constipation, this happens quite often, intolerance or sign of crohns disease that my mum has?
Is it possible that Crohn's disease and/ or colitis can cause only constipation, bloating, nausea, etc... but never diarreah?
If increased straining causes diverticular disease then why don't websites list it as a complication of constipation along with hemorrhoids?
Routinely incomplete: Primary driver diverticuli is constipation, delaying emptying (not straining) & largely subconscious. Straining just another symptom, after the fact & occasional. Many factors involved in constipation including lack of activity, low fiber (soluble fiber binds water slowing colon re-absorption), etc. Docs don't know everything, medical advice usually oversimplified/incomplete, usual human behavior! ...Read more
Constipation and diarrhea for over 8 weeks now, i got a blood test for celiacs disease, but they said it was just fibre. What else could it be?
Many causes: By far, celiac disease is the lowest in the list of possibility in a person with a 8-week history of constipation and diarrhea . Have your traveled to the developing world shortly before this happened? You need to consult a gastroenterologist if you family doctor cannot provide you with an answer. ...Read more
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