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Is it safe to use of enemas to treat constipation?

Is it safe to use of enemas to treat constipation?

Yes: Occasionally. Regular use is not recommended. Fleet or sodium phosphate enemas should not be used in patients with kidney disease b. ...Read more

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Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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Is it safe or effective to use a turkey baster for a homemade enema to treat constipation?

Is it safe or effective to use a turkey baster for a homemade enema to treat constipation?

Think it over-: There are many premade enema kits that are safe and effective. Perhaps you should try these if you are constipated. Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) natural fiber like prunes or oatmeal or fiber capsules may all keep you regular. Anything smaller than the size of your stool may be used to deliver an enema safely. Water may be used, HOWEVER there is probably NOT other entirely safe ingredient (soap/coffee/molasses). ...Read more

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What is safe besides suppositories to treat constipation? How to make going easier?prune juice safe at this age?

What is safe besides suppositories to treat constipation? How to make going easier?prune juice safe at this age?

Constipation.: I can't tell your age from your profile, but prune juice is generally safe. A good first start would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet, and perhaps adding a fiber supplement such as Metamucil. When you do this, you need to increase the amount of liquid in your diet also.if this does not help after several weeks, then you should see your doctor for further plans. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any situations when I should not treat constipation myself?

Are there any situations when I should not treat constipation myself?

Yes but rare at 25: Bleeding with hard bms, also fever and worsening abdominal pain in conjunction with your constipation should make you seek help--they may be a sign of a more serious problem. ...Read more

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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

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What is the homoeopathic path to treat constipation and hemorrhoids?

What is the homoeopathic path to treat constipation and hemorrhoids?

None.: Homeopathy is junk science. Try nutrition first. Add a fiber supplement and plenty of fluids and forget about homeopathy. ...Read more

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How can I treat constipation?

How can I treat 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 treat constipation?

How do you treat constipation?

Fiber fluid excersis: Start with getting plenty of fiber, (25 gm/day, ) fluid (50 oz/day) and exercise if persist use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) depending on symptoms may need work up. ...Read more

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How can I treat constipation without meds?

How can I treat constipation without meds?

Diet: It's best to treat constipation with diet and lifestyle changes instead of medications. Slowly increasing your fresh fruit & vegetable intake is a good way to increase your fiber intake which naturally helps. Regular exercise will help as well. There are many causes of constipation. If these don't help, see your doctor for other suggestions that may help. ...Read more

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