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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

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 more

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Constipation (Definition)

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

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 more

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Constipation, celiac disease?

Constipation, celiac disease?

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

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What sort of disease is constipation?

What sort of disease is constipation?

Trouble pooping: Constipation is caused by a multitude of causes, but essentially it is the symptom where someone has trouble passing bowel movements. ...Read more

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Why do so many doctors treat constipation as if it were a minor condition?

Why do so many doctors treat constipation as if it were a minor condition?

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 more

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Is there a specific condition with symptoms of constipation and diarrhea at the same time?

Is there a specific condition with symptoms of constipation and diarrhea at the same time?

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

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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 ?

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