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Is laxative good for constipation?

Is laxative good for constipation?

Yes: take them as needed. if constipation does not respond to over the counter laxatives, visit your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Is walnuts good for constipation?

Is  walnuts good for constipation?

No: It is normal food but constipation is a reflection of diet as a whole. My constant answer is god made food only. ...Read more

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Is yogurt good for constipation?

Is yogurt good for constipation?

Only if it has live: Cultures. Buttermilk, kefir, greek or high probiotic yogurts can ^ growth of healthy gut bacteria and help to keep bowels regular. ...Read more

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Is genuine phillips stool softener pretty good to take for constipation?

Is genuine phillips stool softener pretty good to take for constipation?

Yes, but: A better way to relieve constipation is to eat high fiber cereal (fiber one or all bran) everyday. ...Read more

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What is a good fiber supplement?

What is a good fiber supplement?

Metamucil: The active ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium husk, a natural plant fiber that is a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber. ...Read more

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Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools. Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.

Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools.  Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.

Diarrhea: Loose stools are seldom the result of inadequate fiber. If these persist go and get evaluated. You also might just try a cup of Yogurt three times a day for a week or so. ...Read more

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What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?

What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?

Try drinking lots: Of water with prune juice, eating more fruits and veggies and exercising daily. Take care! http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-constipation.Htm. ...Read more

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Is fiber good for you?

Is fiber good for you?

Absolutely: When it comes to GI health you should always have hope: high fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, propbiotics and enzymes for digestion. Fiber helps to bind and eliminate toxins from the bowel and will lower cholesterol. It softens the stool and bulks it up for a healthy daily bowel movent, and it speeds transit time thus lowering your risk of cancer, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is pure psyllium husk powder as good as manufactured products such as Metamucil to maintain daily bowel regularity? How much should be taken daily?

Is pure psyllium husk powder as good as manufactured products such as Metamucil to maintain daily bowel regularity? How much should be taken daily?

Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind (psyllium) are readily fermented by your gut flora ; may cause bloating/gassiness. Choose your favorite depending on your tolerance to taste, texture, volume, dosing. If your goal is bowel regularity, remember that normal stool frequency fits a spectrum from 3-4 movements/day to one every 3-4 days. Dose is individualized, as dietary fiber varies. ...Read more

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How good is prune juice for constipation?

How good is prune juice for constipation?

Very good: Prune juice or prunes with plenty of water, better yet drink the prune juice warm. ...Read more

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Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in toddlers considered a Motility issue?

Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in 
toddlers considered a Motility issue?

Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year . ...Read more

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What is the best constipation fix for someone to try if Senna, magnesium oxide, and a high fluid and high fiber diet arent working?

What is the best constipation fix for someone to try if Senna, magnesium oxide, and a high fluid and high fiber diet arent working?

This kind of: constipation may be due to one of the types of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) about this possibility since EXACT medication exists for this disorder! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is prune juice typically a better choice for constipation than miralax (polyethylene glycol) is?

Is prune juice typically a better choice for constipation than miralax (polyethylene glycol) is?

No: Especially at age 18 try not to be dependent on a laxative of any type except on rare occasions. Work on getting enough fiber (25grams/day) if you need help try a fiber supplement. Get pleanty of fluid (50oz of non alcoholic non caffeinated /day) and excersise especially anaerobic ....Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.

Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.

?: If you diet is good why do you need all these laxatives and softeners? No you cannot use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) long term. Try water and exercise. Drink apple or prune juice. Get your system working on its own or you will be dependent on these softeners for the rest of your life. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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