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Home Remedies Addiction To Laxatives Stringy Bowel
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
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
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
Ever since I have been on a diet, I have had problems with bowel movements. Is it safe to take laxatives once a week? Also, my husband has kidney failure. He is doing peritoneal dialysis at home. How long can he live on dialysis before he has to have a
Two questions: Laxatives should be last resort. Be sure you have at least 25 grams of fiber per day in your diet. Include prunes, apples, oatmeal, bran. Peritoneal dialysis is effective. Some folks have lived 10-15 years with dialysis before requiring a transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
XRay obstruction on small intestine and Ileus GI Dr gave me laxative Gaviscon Nexium was at ER 3 times and enema was administered & nothing sent home?
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
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
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 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
Professional help: You need a full medical eval to determine the extent damage to your body that the chronic laxative use has caused. If this is related to an eating disorder -could be addressed through over eaters anonymous as well as treatment programs your provider can help you to connect with. If it is not related to an eating disorder, your physician (or another specialist) will help to develop tx plan. ...Read more
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
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