Top
20
Doctor insights on: How To Use Flax Seeds For Constipation

Share
Dr. Troy Reyna
414 doctors shared insights

Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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


2

2
How to use black seed oil to treat HCV?

How to use black seed oil to treat HCV?

Natural medicine: Unfortunately, the majority of the doctors here are allopathic docs and not herbal/homeopathic. That said, the active ingredient in black seed oil is an antioxidant called thymoquinone. I'm aware of selected uses:inflammation in arthritis, bronchitis, Some allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure and a few others.As an antioxidant, it boosts your immune syst. Natural prod also have side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Ho Dr. Ho
3 doctors agreed:
3

3
How much pumpkin seed oil can you take daily for depression?

Dr. Andrew Ho Dr. Ho
3 doctors agreed:
How much pumpkin seed oil can you take daily for depression?

L-tryptophan: The speculative reason to take pumpkin seed oil for depression is that it contains l-tryptophan, an amino acid. Pumpkin seed oil has not been studied in depression, to my knowledge but l-tryptophan has been studied at 300-4000mg per day. Since only a very small amount of l-tryptophan is available per gram of oil, it is not worth it to take the oil. Better to just take l-tryptophan directly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How much fiber supplement to take to relieve constipation for a woman?

How much fiber supplement to take to relieve constipation for a woman?

30 gm: It's agood idea to eat food with high fiber. But if need extra supplement, then take over the counter fiber supplement up to 25-30 gm daily with lots of water. Thanks ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What will fenugreek seeds for me?

What will fenugreek seeds for me?

Fenugreek: It stimulates breast milk production in breast feeding women & increases libido, lowers cholesterol & sugar. ...Read more

7

7
I heard some cultures take 2 or 3 tablespoons of flax seeds with hot water as a natural laxative. Is that safe to do? How about daily for fiber?

I heard some cultures take 2 or 3 tablespoons of flax seeds with hot water as a natural laxative. Is that safe to do? How about daily for fiber?

Flax seed: Flax seed is indeed an excellent source of fiber, whether eaten whole on cereal or salad or washed down with water. Some recommend the ground form to enhance absorption of nutrients—omega 3's & lignans, which, when converted by body into phytoestrogens, may help prevent breast, colon, & prostate cancer. Fiber can help reduce cholesterol levels. If you have diverticulosis, be careful with seed form. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Is it possible for me to use cooking oil to relieve my baby's constipation?

Is it possible for me to use cooking oil to relieve my baby's constipation?

NO - very risky!!: Feeding baby oils like this or even mixing them in baby's bottle puts baby at great risk of inhaling the oil and developing aspiration pneumonia which could kill your baby. There are so may great alternatives to your method that are safe and effective. Don't risk your child's lungs and/or life! talk to pediatrician about what to use for infant constipation. ...Read more

9

9
How long can I use per-colace for constipation?

How long can I use per-colace for constipation?

Usually 1-2 tabs/d: For a week. If you have not responded in that time you should go see your doc. Also, you should also examine your diet and eliminate foods known to cause constipation - rice, grains, barley, milk- and split peas. ...Read more

10

10
Please suggest what foods can you mix into mineral oil to treat constipation?

Please suggest what foods can you mix into mineral oil to treat constipation?

No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil i would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't add more roughage to a plugged system any more than you would continue to stuff garbage into your disposal if your sink was plugged up. ...Read more

12

12
In general, how long does it take for the bowel to get used to ducolax? Also take bulking agent & osmotic laxative. Slow transit constipation sufferer

In general, how long does it take for the bowel to get used to ducolax? Also take bulking agent & osmotic laxative. Slow transit constipation sufferer

It Depends: It depends on how long you have been using dulcolax, if you have been using this for more than a month, then this is probably going to stay the same. Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative, and cramping is side effect, but part of its mode of action. I presume you are referring to its side effects when you mean "get used to it". Hope this helps. ...Read more

13

13
How to use saffron daily for general health without including it in meals cooking...is it safe?

How to use saffron daily for general health without including it in meals cooking...is it safe?

Safe but not: effective. Saffron may be used for color or flavor but do not expect it to improve your health in any way. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

14

14
I'm on antidepressants, can I use the boosts (flax, hemp, chia seeds, and maca, gogi berries) in my smoothies, it says to consult your dr.

I'm on antidepressants, can I use the boosts (flax, hemp, chia seeds, and maca, gogi berries) in my smoothies, it says to consult your dr.

Probably ok: After doing a search on possible interactions, i could not find any reason why you shouldn't enjoy the additional super foods in your smoothie. ...Read more

16

16
Prunes relieve constipation, but can you use prunes daily as a way to PREVENT constipation?

Prunes relieve constipation, but can you use prunes daily as a way to PREVENT constipation?

Yes you can: Eating prunes or drinking prune juice daily can help to keep stools soft. You can also help prevent constipation by eating a diet high in fiber and drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

17

17
How can I use amaranth other than cereal?

How can I use amaranth other than cereal?

Amaranth: There are many available recipes for alternative uses in cooking. Adding it to quinoa, a nutritious high protein grain, is one way to introduce variety. Check your local bookstore for vegan or vegetarian cookbooks for more ideas. ...Read more

19

19
Does chia omega 3 seeds really help with weight loss and high chlosterol and how should it be used.

Does chia omega 3 seeds really help with weight loss and high chlosterol and how should it be used.

No ; then Yes: Chia are seeds from salvia hispanca which grows in the desert. They can be a healthy snack as they contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein ; antioxidants. Chia have calcium, vitamin c, zinc, phosphorous, iron ; potassium. Of two studies on the effect of chia on weight loss – neither study showed weight loss effects. Chia seeds can contribute to a healthy nutrition plan to decrease cholesterol. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
How can I eat flax seed powder for weight loss?

How can I eat flax seed powder for weight loss?

Flax seed: won't do much for weight loss unless it replaces junk food like corn oil and sugar. It's best to use fresh flax seed and grind it from a little pepper grinder on to your food. See doc and ask about a low carb higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
2,522 doctors shared insights

Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more