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How can I get relief from my constipation?

How can I get relief from my constipation?

Constipation Tx: Natural fiber such as fruits/vegetables, or medicinal such as metamucil. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Is there a way to get gentle, quick relief of constipation?

Is there a way to get gentle, quick relief of constipation?

Fiber: Start with fiber and water. Then add each one if the first doesn't work 1. Fiber 2. Magnesium 3. Mineral oil 4. Miralax see your doctor if things don't improve. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from constipation on long train ride?

How can I get relief from constipation on long train ride?

Walk and drink water: The body often responds to less activity than usual with change in bowel habits, often constipation. When traveling, head this off by frequent walks (harder on planes, but easy on a train). Drink lots of water. Avoid constipating foods- buy or bring healthy snacks that are easily portable, like grapes and carrots. ...Read more

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How to get relief from constipation?

How to get relief from constipation?

Lots of good oil: And fruits and vegs in your diet can help. Chinese medicine has a product called cholenix that is essentially rhubarb and people find it helpful. Of course you doc is a valuable resource. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get constipation relief?

What is the best way to get constipation relief?

Constipation: If you simply cannot pass stool and feel very uncomfortable, a rectal suppository may induce a bowel movement. If that does not work, opt for a fleet enema. That's a first aid treatment. A high fiber and high fluis diet should be instituted immediately. Further evacuation problems need you to take laxatives; MiraLAX is one. Persistent problems needs evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tried everything in the drugstore for constipation and all i get is cramps, gas, nausea and no relief. Is there any good home remedies?

I have tried everything in the drugstore for constipation and all i get is cramps, gas, nausea and no relief. Is there any good home remedies?

May be hypothyroid: If you are (1) consuming plenty of fiber (a great high fiber cereal is uncle sam cereal), (2) drinking plenty of water, and (3) taking peristaltic stimulants like prunes (or drinking prune juice) and 500-1500 mg per day of magnesium, and are still constipated, i suggest checking your thyroid status. Hypothyroidism is a common but often overlooked cause of constipation. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get constipation relief when on a low calorie diet?

Low calorie: Has little to do with constipation. Your fluid intake is critical. Drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise or fly in planes. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant with serious constipation, I just strained really hard to get some relief. Now my abdomen is in excruciating pain.

I am 8 weeks pregnant with serious constipation, I just strained really hard to get some relief. Now my abdomen is in excruciating pain.

This too should pass: NO pun intended. If you are severely constipated ,one might use a small fleets enema or glycerin suppository. This is just to get you going. I would ask your doctor if you can use miralax daily as a stool softner to make it easier for you to go. NO the pain should only be temporary. if persists see your gyn. ...Read more

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