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Is it normal to be having constipation while taking iron tablets?

Is it normal to be having constipation while taking iron tablets?

Could be: Constipation can be a side effect of taking iron supplements. To combat this, drink plenty of fluids during the day and increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake. Staying hydrated and increasing the fiber in your diet usually helps. Daily exercise can help too. If you are still having trouble with constipation, see your doctor for other treatments that may be needed. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

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How can I prevent constipation while taking estroven? Can i take it every other day?

How can I prevent constipation while taking estroven? Can i take it every other day?

Constipation can be…: Caused by many meds. Ways to prevent it: get plenty of fiber in diet (fruits/veggies/whole grains) along with plenty of fluids (water best; avoid caffeine as it can lead to increased urination); fiber supplements help, too, but water is needed; otherwise fiber supplements can constipate. Stool softeners r also beneficial. Avoid laxatives as body becomes dependent on them. Keep taking med as rx'd. ...Read more

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Anemic and taking OTC 325mg Iron. Is there any way to tell if my iron level is up before next exam? Does constipation mean it is working? yes or no???

Anemic and taking OTC 325mg Iron. Is there any way to tell if my iron level is up before next exam? Does constipation mean it is working? yes or no???

How do you FEEL?: If your anemia is caused by iron deficiency, this WILL help. If not, it will not help. Iron turns everybody's stool black and upsets the gut some; constipation is common. If you are iron deficient, you need to find out why -- heavy monthly loss, ill-advised vegetarianism, bleeding stomach ulcer, hookworm, tumor. Glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

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How can I prevent constipation?

How can I prevent 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 do you prevent constipation?

How do you prevent constipation?

Avoid certain foods: There are certain foods that have a tendency to cause constipation. Dairy products and cheeses to name a few. Increasing fluid in the diet, increasing the amounts of fresh fruits, vegetables, and roughage in the diet all help. It can be done without medications or laxatives. ...Read more

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What causess constipation and how can prevent it?

What causess constipation and how can prevent it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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What casues constipation and how can I prevent it?

What casues constipation and how can I prevent it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon help prevent constipation?

Can cinnamon help prevent constipation?

Doubtful: High fiber diet and plenty of fluids ( 80-100 ounces per day) avoiding caffeinated and alcoholic fluids, along with exercise can prevent constipation. ...Read more

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Why does excess iron cause constipation?

Why does excess iron cause constipation?

SLOWING DOWN BOWELS: Iron slows down digestive system.Slow release iron is slowly absorbed and less constipating. Fast absorbing iron supplement causes more constipation but quickly absorbed. ...Read more

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Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more