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How Many Prunes To Eat For Constipation
Dietary Fiber: 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 if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more
May or may not help: Eating prunes can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Is prune juice safe for everyone to use for constipation? How much should I drink to help with constipation?
What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?
How long?: Prune juice is a New Orleans remedy, that also when I can't find a stomach doctor, to assist my patient. I always thought 6 to 8 oz, to be enough. The reason I am answering this question without knowing the answer is, Many a times I had to beg, with folded hands to my patients not to report me to Licensing Board because C got to D. In California, there are other exotic treatments. See your MD. ...Read more
A lot: While there is really no good scientific back-up for the recommendation of "8 glasses a day", certainly that much wouldn't harm you, & 64 ounces a day is actually not a bad guideline. A healthy kidney and heart can handle about a liter (33 ounces) per hour, so I don't think you are in any danger of over-doing it. Many find warm to hot water can help move bowels along with dietary fiber & exercise ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid irritants: There are no good foods to slow incontinence, but there are bladder irritants to avoid. These foods are not damaging to the bladder but affect bladder control: coffee, tea, caffeine, carbonated drinks, acid drinks/food such as citrus, tomato. However, cranberry, blueberry & lingonberry do help protect against uti. Use fresh berries or juice, not cocktail, which is full of sugar & calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Easily digestible foods do not necessarily soften your bowel movements. Easy to digest foods are like the brat diet (bread, rice, apple cause, toast) which are great if you are having indigestion, but they will not soften your bms. If you want to soften your bms you need to either eat a high fiber diet, or use stool softeners such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
Does coconut water contribute to constipation? What can I look for on labels to know if it causes constipation. Fiber percentage? Thank you!!!
Probably not: Contrary to your concerns, coconut water is used by many to HELP in constipation. Pl see link. Also, according to some, constipation may not necessarily be caused by a lack of dietary fiber. Constipation, like asthma, can often be caused by opioid peptides in wheat- and dairy products and beta-carbolines in prepared food. (proteinous prepared food in particular). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do some people have to eat pureed food, what is pureed food, and when can a person be able to eat regular food?
Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds?
What foods do better in having a BM?
If meds is cause, solution?
Yes ...: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially containing bran, is a good choice. Also beans, high fiber/whole grain bread, dried fruit, berries, nuts, plums/pears, apples, broccoli. Lots of water and exercise also help. Talk with doc about med change, but usually diet changes will work. Good luck! ...Read more
Eat right ...: Avoid goiterogenic foods and eat food rich in B-complex and Selenium. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural and use nutrition to help. Adaptogen herbs are helpful too. A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3. There are chapters on proper diet. Also check out www.GetMyThyroidFixed.com JP ...Read more
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