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How can you stop constipation?

How can you stop constipation?

Having a good bowel: Habit, eating lots of fruits, vegetables, plenty of fluids.Need to go three times a day and it should be easy and soft.May need stool softeners or laxatives to get you going . Be sure to see your physician to rule out other causes eg colon cancer. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more


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How can you relieve constipation?

How can you relieve constipation?

Diet modification: Increase fruits, vegetables and nuts in your diet. Increase the intake of high fiber cereals and reduce the intake of milk and milk products take a laxative as needed. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop constipation?

What can I do to stop constipation?

Exercise role: In addition to more fiber in the diet or as a supplement and increased fluid intake, there is a need for increased exercise. Perhaps you have heard people refer to their 'morning constitutional walk'? They are referring to the fact that if they walk for 20 minutes in the morning after breakfast, that is common to have the bowels move appropriately. Good health! ...Read more

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What can you do to stop diarrhea?

What can you do to stop diarrhea?

Loperamide: From a basic, over the counter anti-diarrheal perspective, loperamide worlks great. It is important however, to diagnose the real source of the diarrhea, from a simple food intolerance or viral infection to something more severe. ...Read more

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How can you cure constipation?

How can you cure constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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How can you stop hiccups?

How can you stop hiccups?

Hiccups: Try the following: baclofen, Reglan (metoclopramide) and thorazine, stimulating the gag reflex. (http://www.Neurology.Org/content/40/3_part_1/531.Abstract). Nifedipine "termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage" odeh et al. Journal of internal medicine, 1990. Iv thorazine over a 2 hr period successfully terminated the hiccups. ...Read more

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How can you quickly relieve constipation?

Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it.A detailed hist and phys isrequired including surgical history.Treatment also depends on the severity of symptoms. Generally speaking increase water intake, high fiber diet, and stool softeners are recomm.Laxatives are ok for prn use at times but should not be used chronic. ...Read more

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How can you stop breastfeeding?

How can you stop breastfeeding?

Just stop it: There is a medicine used for patients who have Parkinson's Disease called bromocriptine which blocks the hormonal signals to your breasts and so "drys them up". Speak to your doc about it. ...Read more

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How can I stop being addicted to vomiting?

How can I stop being addicted to vomiting?

Great Question!: That you equate your vomiting to a form of addiction puts you in a league few others dare to go. Good for you! Comprehensive medical and psychiatric care which includes addiction behavioral expertise is indicated. There are substances/medicines which might help in the process but expert support is indicated, particularly given how savvy you are already! Eating disorder expertise essential? ...Read more

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How can you stop excessive itching?

How can you stop excessive itching?

Itching: There are many causes of itching. It is important to diagnose the cause of your itching before it is treated to take it away. See your dermatologist for evaluation and diagnosis. Itching is treated with topical creams and lotions and internal pills. Other treatments are helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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How can you help me stop bloating and gas?

How can you help me stop bloating and gas?

See doctor: First we have to find the cause. You may be lactose intolerant, for instance, or for some other reason. Keep a diet diary for two weeks to see if you can come up with an answer.In the meantime schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How can I stop being constipated?

How can I stop being constipated?

Relieve the : Constipation and avoid allowing it to recur. Eat high fiber not to exceed 25 grams per day, and drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated/non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you exercise for more than 30 minutes per day. ...Read more

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How can I stop flatulence?

Change of diet/check: You need to go over your diet and avoid the foods that are responsible for the symptoms it may be lactose intolerance, high fiber diet, meds you are taking, constipation etc.Check with your doctor to find the cause if change in food habit does not help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight can you gain by bloating and constipation?

Can you tell me how much weight can you gain by bloating and constipation?

Seen 30lbs, No & Yes: Have seen up to 30 lbs; elderly lady (~150 lbs usually), who had developed intense constipation+small bowel obstruction+feculent vomiting but delayed wks before asking help. Bloating=intestinal enlargement with air, no ?wt. & water, ?wt. Constipation=retained material, water+greater-density-material (50% bacteria): left over food+material body is removing (& bacteria living off/in this material). ...Read more

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How can you cure bad constipation?

How can you cure bad constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Addiction Medicine: It's best to work with an addiction medicine physician on issues like this. Please consult one in your community. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight can you lose if you stop drinking soda?

Can you tell me how much weight can you lose if you stop drinking soda?

How much soda: It would depend on how much soda you drink. I rarely drink soda so, for me, not much if any weight loss. If you drink a can or more a day, add up all the calories and drinking water instead will result in some weight loss eventually. For example. If a can of soda has 200 calories, and you drink 1 per day = 1400/wk. This would be a lot of calories eliminated per week. ...Read more

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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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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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How can you stop constipation?

Having a good bowel: Habit, eating lots of fruits, vegetables, plenty of fluids.Need to go three times a day and it should be easy and soft.May need stool softeners or laxatives to get you going . Be sure to see your physician to rule out other causes eg colon cancer. ...Read more

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How can you stop constipation & rectal bleeding?

Constipation : Maybe a chronic problem . Have to take stool softeners drink lots of fluids, may need senekot(although not recommend to use for long time) but, for the rectal bleeding that may be due to straining you should have a doctor take a look and may even need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop constipation?

Exercise role: In addition to more fiber in the diet or as a supplement and increased fluid intake, there is a need for increased exercise. Perhaps you have heard people refer to their 'morning constitutional walk'? They are referring to the fact that if they walk for 20 minutes in the morning after breakfast, that is common to have the bowels move appropriately. Good health! ...Read more

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What to do to stop my constipation.?

EatFruits and Veggie: You need to eat healthy, foods with bulk/fiber like vegetables and fruits with each meal. Fiber comes in many grain based serials and salads. If you do all of the above and drink extra water, constipation will go away. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help stop constipation?

Please suggest what foods help stop constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Is there anything i could do to stop my constipation ? I am healthy. I would be constipated for some time and then i would all come out at once

Is there anything i could do to stop my constipation ? I am healthy. I would be constipated for some time and then i would all come out at once

C md: Bring a diet diary for several days, with symptoms. Can be related to diet, (in)activity, meds, hormones/time of month, pelvic floor nerve/muscle issues. Get examined, as a first step. ...Read more

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How to stop chronic constipation?

How to stop chronic constipation?

Diet and Medicines: First you have to find the cause of it, most likely it is due to lack of fiber in the diet. You can try different laxatives and seek consultation to get further testing. ...Read more

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What should you drink to stop constipation?

Lots of water.: Prune juice is a good choice too. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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Please help extreme constipation and it wont stop bleeding?

4 Ms: 4ms: metamucil (or other fiber) miralax mineral oil magnesium be sure to see your doctor. He/she may need to do testing. Also don't take magnesium if you have kidney or liver disease good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do asap to stop the pain in my leg caused from constipation?

Fiber and fluids: Constipation can be managed in general with dietary and supplemental fiber as well as adequate fluid intake and exercise. Stool softeners, magnesium citrate or enemas can be used for more resistant episodes. Leg pain would not be an expected consequence of constipation and if present should be investigated if persistent ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why fiber one causes constipation if you stop eating it?

Can you please tell me why fiber one causes constipation if you stop eating it?

Rebound: If u stop it then u get a rebound effect, meaning the fiber is now not pulling h2o from ur body in the colon, & the colon is now reabsorbing h2o.U must remain well hydrated. Ur urine is a good judge, dark is an indicator u need h2o. It should b almost clear, this indicates u r hydrated. Also if u urinate vey little during the day is a sign 4 more h2o, more often will happen when well hydrated. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get pain in my mid chest and I think it's due to constipation. Why does that happen and how can I stop it?

Sometimes I get pain in my mid chest and I think it's due to constipation. Why does that happen and how can I stop it?

Straining to have a: bowel movement can put a strain on the muscles and bones of the chest which could result in discomfort. Taking stool softeners or increasing the fiber content of your diet should help to "eliminate" the problem. ...Read more

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I have had random bouts of gas and constipation since i was born. They are extremely painful. How do I make them stop?

I have had random bouts of gas and constipation since i was born. They are extremely painful. How do I make them stop?

Stomach problems: It is possible that you might be lactose intolerant or you could have irritable bowel syndrome. In any case, make an appointment with your doctor or with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I take a generic form of vicodin for pain i get so constipated. From it. What can I take or do to stop help stop the constipation ? Tried everything!

I take a generic form of vicodin for pain i get so constipated. From it. What can I take or do to stop help stop the constipation ? Tried everything!

Constipation: Hydrocodone can cause constipation, sometimes painful and severe. Eating foods high in fiber such as fruits, veggies, or cereal. Also pushing plenty of water throughout the day. Consider some coffee or tea in the mornings. For smooth muscle contractions in the intestine. Also consider otc meds such as colace, dulcolax, magcitrate or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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If i take probiotics everyday for awhile, will i become dependent on them. Im just curious if i were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

If i take probiotics everyday for awhile, will i become dependent on them. Im just curious if i were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

No dependency.: if you decide to take probiotics,your body will not become dependent on them, and you can stop them at any time with no problems. Except in unusual clinical circumstances, however, regular use of probiotics hasn't been shown to improve your health. Since there doesn't seem to be many potential side effects, deciding to take probiotics is a personal choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more