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How can you quickly relieve constipation?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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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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How to relieve from constipation?

How to relieve from constipation?

Psyllium Fiber: Psyllium fiber, one teaspoon every night mixed with with a glass of water is a good place to start. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. ...Read more

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How to relieve heartburn?

How to relieve heartburn?

Heartburn approaches: elevating head of bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to relieve constipation the fastest way?

Laxatives - fast.: 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 with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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How to relieve very severe constipation?

How to relieve very severe constipation?

Diet vs medication: There are lot of good medications available to help with constipation. The dose and safety will depend on the age of patient. Three steps to treat constipation: good initial clean out , then maintenance and then adjusting diet to help wean off and decrease use of medications. Some patients may need medications for a long time and that is okay depending on what meds they are on. ...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 to relieve constipation in toddlers?

Constipation: Reduce milk and milk products. Add additional fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables as well as raisins, figs, dates and nuts. Also give him high fiber cereal to eat. ...Read more

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How can I relieve baby constipation?

How can I relieve baby constipation?

Fiber and low iron: If formula fed, you can switch your baby to a low iron formula. You can try 2-4 oz of fruit juice (apple, prune or pear juice) or 1 tsp brown sugar mixed with 1 oz of water 2-4x/day. Try pureed prune or pear if your baby is eating solids. A glycerin suppository for babies works also but don't use it too often. ...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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How can I ease constipation?

How can I ease constipation?

Diet and fluids: High fiber diet, and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise(20 ounces extra for every 30 min of strenuous activity) and more if you travel by planes frequently (20 ounces per hour of flying time). ...Read more

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How can you relieve flatulence?

How can you relieve flatulence?

Depends: All of us have flatulence and some people have more than others. Certain foods can cause more gas production than others because we can not digest parts of the food's make up. Bean-o helps with the digestion of certain types of carbohydrates that we do not have the enzymes to digest. You could try that. ...Read more

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How can I relieve nervousness?

How can I relieve nervousness?

To V stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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How do you relieve constipation?

How do you relieve constipation?

Fiber.: Constipation has no cure. We recomend a diet rich in fiber ( vegetables & fruits). Take stool softeners ( daily) and laxatives as necessary ( if no bm in 3 d) if the constipation is new or recent pt. Needs a colonoscopy. Avoid rice or apple associated foods. Increase fluid intake and exercise. Avoid calcium or iron pills. Increase intake of prunes, citrucel. Use suppositories, fleet or fullenemas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve stomach pain from laxative (dulcolax)?

Can you tell me how i can relieve stomach pain from laxative (dulcolax)?

Ginger: Ginger can reduce upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more