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What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

High fiber food: Eat high fiber foods and drink plenty of water. Recommended buy Metamucil at the pharmacy since it is OTC and well tolerated than other strong laxatives. Metamucil is a fiber supplement you can buy as powder form and mix with water. If you do not wish to take Metamucil, you can always try keeping hydrated and exercise. Narcotics cause constipation and a gentler laxative like Metamucil helps. ...Read more

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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and colon?

What is a home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and colon?

Prevent, yes - Cure?: The ideas in the link will certainly help prevent problems and, if the condition is not too bad yet, it may help return to a good condition. If it is advanced, you may need a doctor's help to get on track. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon? What is a good home remedy that will give you energy?

What is a good home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon? What is a good home remedy that will give you energy?

Define the issue: Unless you know what is the source of said inflammation, there's no treatment which can be suggested. Some inflammations require steroids or other treatments. Others are infectious and may require antimicrobials. I suggest you hold off any home remedies until you know what the diagnosis is. Then, talk with your doctor about therapies. Good luck. ...Read more

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I know someone bleeding from their bowel and drs don't know why. I suspect vicodin addiction. Can this be the cause? My husbands vicodin was stolen

I know someone bleeding from their bowel and drs don't know why. I suspect vicodin addiction. Can this be the cause? My husbands vicodin was stolen

Vicodin: ... Is an opiate narcotic which does not usually cause internal bleeding, although it can cause a rather severe case of constipation. If your friend's bleeding persists, I would return to the doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have strange addiction, I can't seem to stop myself from eating raw rice. I don't have any problem with my bowel movement though. What I am trying t?

I have strange addiction, I can't seem to stop myself from eating raw rice. I don't have any problem with my bowel movement though. What I am trying t?

Pica?: If the rice is from a trusted organic source and well washed, it will be safe - but if not, the toxins on it can be harmful. See a Dr for eval of a possiblr nutrient deficiency underlying this and a specialist behavioral therapist tor Tx if you have other non-food cravings that may be more risky and feel it should stop. Best! ...Read more

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My bowel will nit move without taking laxatives. What can I do for my bowels to move freely without taking medicine. I have tried everything.

Depends: Given that you are almost 50, make sure you have had your colonoscopy. Depending on rest of medical history, I would limit carbohydrates such as breads, pasta, rice, soda and drink more water, add fiber to diet. You may also create juices (kale, etc) and blend pumpkin seeds which are high in magnesium that is also used for constipation. Make sure the seeds are completely ground. Best wishe. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in about a week. Should I take a laxative?

I haven't had a bowel movement in about a week. Should I take a laxative?

That's an option.: That is normally ok. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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Haven't had a bowel movement in days, tried laxatives but didn't work. What should I do?

Haven't had a bowel movement in days, tried laxatives but didn't work. What should I do?

Above and below: On the same shelves as the laxatives at the pharmacy are enemas and suppositories. Use the enema to soften up the stool in your rectum and take laxatives to help push from above. Be sure that you are eating plenty of fiber and drinking plenty of water. If this strategy doesn't work, go in to be seen by a physician ...Read more

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What side effects could I get from stool softener and laxative addiction?

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Laxative abuse: Some are electrolyte imbalances, with effects on brain, heart, kidneys and other vital organs. ...Read more

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What do you do if you're eating fiber and takeing laxatives and still have no bowel movements?

H20: Have you been taking in enough water. If you take in lots of fiber with inadequate water, it can make the problem worse. Recommend hydrating well. If otc laxatives are not working, consider consulting with your physician. ...Read more

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No bowel movement and stomach pain after laxative?

No bowel movement and stomach pain after laxative?

May be impacted: You may have a stool impaction. This is a large collection of stool that has hardened to the point abdominal it's very hard to clear. You get stomach cramps as gas and fluid backs up around and stretching the colon. You should see your doctor about this. He may have to arrange for disimpaction. Or a G.I. Evaluation and colonoscopy. Good health. ...Read more

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Can my bowel stop working after taking laxatives on a regular basis?

Can my bowel stop working after taking laxatives on a regular basis?

Yes: Your bowels can definitely be affected from long term laxative use. I would recommend seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist for bowel retraining. This can be a difficult process so you will need to stick with it and not continue laxative use. ...Read more

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How do I recover from laxative abuse? What are some things I can take to get away from this seriously dangerous addiction? Any advice is welcomed!

How do I recover from laxative abuse? What are some things I can take to get away from this seriously dangerous addiction? Any advice is welcomed!

Laxative abuse: Wonderful question and excellent goal. Please do this under the care of your doctor who may refer you to a gastroenterologist. The bacteria in your gut impacts mood, immunity, etc. So it is very important that it be balanced. You can do it. A mental health pro may be helpful to evaluate for eating disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more