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Is It Safe To Use Of Enemas 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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