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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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Constipation In Adults (Definition)

Constipation refers to difficulty having a bowel movement or a decrease in the number of bowel movements. Not everyone has BM every day, but going beyond three days is probably too long. Constipation has numerous causes which you will learn ...Read more


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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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Have constipation in adults, what to do to treat it?

Have constipation in adults, what to do to treat it?

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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Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Celiac: yes , celiac can only manifest with constipation . Celiac disease has a wide array of symptoms ranging from stomach ache to seizures ...Read more

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What natural remedies for constipation in adults are there?

What natural remedies for constipation in adults are there?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less.
80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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I gave my month old karo syrup for constipation and tried a cotton swab but he still hasn't went, what else could I do?

I gave my month old karo syrup for constipation and tried a cotton swab but he still hasn't went, what else could I do?

Constipation: First of all quit giving him Karo syrup as there is a risk of infant botulism with this. Secondly some babies may normally go this long without a BM. Some go everyday or multiple times a day. If he is acting well, eating and sleeping well, urinating well and his tummy is soft, then he is fine. If not go see his pediatrician for an exam and tips for dealing with this. ...Read more

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Would karo syrup help with baby constipation?

Would karo syrup help with baby constipation?

Myo clinic Recomend: Don't treat infant constipation with corn (karo) syrup.

Dark corn syrup was once a common home remedy for infant constipation. However, today's commercially prepared dark corn syrup might not contain the type of chemical structure that draws fluid into the intestine and softens stool. This makes dark corn syrup ineffective for infant constipation. ...Read more

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Is it good to use aristozyme and lacsyp syrup,s for constipation? will these have any side effects?

Is it good to use aristozyme and lacsyp syrup,s for constipation? will these have any side effects?

Constipation: Best safe treatments for constipation include increasing fluids and fiber in the diet. Lentils, beans, pulses, all are good sources of soluble fiber. ...Read more

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Is it good to use aristozyme and lacsyp syrup,s for constipation? will these have any side effects?

Is it good to use aristozyme and lacsyp syrup,s for constipation? will these have any side effects?

Laxatives: Lacsyp is a laxative like lactulose, aristozyme is a digestive enzyme not a laxative. Occasional laxative use may be OK, but it's far better to increase natural fiber in your diet or add soluble fiber to maintain normal and regular bowel movements. ...Read more

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Scared of possibility of botulism in Karo syrup. What can I give 5 weeks baby for constipation and pain trying? She sleeps, feeds, and pees fine.

Scared of possibility of botulism in Karo syrup. What can I give 5 weeks baby for constipation and pain trying? She sleeps, feeds, and pees fine.

Botulism: This is a rare condition in the USA and is virtually never seen as a result of commercial foods or additives. Your baby may not be getting enough liquids. You might also discuss her diet (beyond the breast milk) with her pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 8 week old son has constipation and very bad spit up like throw up. The doctor has him on enfamil ar. I also put karo syrup in bottle.

Wt check, water: Have you tried giving him water? I would recommend starting with 1 oz a day and see if it helps with the constipation. As for the spit ups, if he feeds well, is gaining weight, and does not seem in pain, i would not be treating the reflux symptoms with the above formula. If there are any worsening of his symptoms/problems he should be reevaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Can i take lactulose syrup for constipation in pregnancy?

Can i take lactulose syrup for constipation in pregnancy?

Yes: This material remains in the digestive tract and will not enter your blood. Use during pregnancy is fine. ...Read more

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I have constipation and mild hemorrhoids.I've been using a syrup(duphalac 300 ml) for the stools to be soft and regular.Does it have any side effects?

I have constipation and mild hemorrhoids.I've been using a syrup(duphalac 300 ml) for the stools to be soft and regular.Does it have any side effects?

Duphulac: Mild side effects may include gas, bloating, nausea, stomach rumbling (borborygmi), cramps. More severe side effects that should be reported to doc may include diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, seizures. Any medicine can cause allergic reaction: seek help immediately if get rash, hives, swelling of face/ tongue/throat, severe dizziness, difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What can I give a 1 month old premie, 6 lbs 5 oz, for constipation? Sugar in pedi-lyte and kerros syrup in breast milk not working.

What can I give a 1 month old premie, 6 lbs 5 oz, for constipation? Sugar in pedi-lyte and kerros syrup in breast milk not working.

Define and use natrl: If your baby is having firm stools that are hard to pass, i accept the label.If breast fed, stooling less often and skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Formula fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar is in a 45ML dose of Lactulose syrup? My doctor has me on this daily for constipation but I have type 1 diabetes. Scared??

How many grams of sugar is in a 45ML dose of Lactulose syrup? My doctor has me on this daily for constipation but I have type 1 diabetes. Scared??

Lactulose: According to Medline Plus, Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used to treat constipation. It is broken down in the colon into products that pull water out from the body and into the colon. It is not absorbed into the bloodstream. So it has no impact on blood sugar. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682338.html ...Read more

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I m 7 weeks pregnant. I have a fasting blood sugar of 107. My doc has prescribed duphalac syrup to avoid constipation. Is it ok to continue with it.

I m 7 weeks pregnant. I have a fasting blood sugar of 107. My doc has prescribed duphalac syrup to avoid constipation. Is it ok to continue with it.

Yes: The anti-constipation medication (dulcolax, right?) shouldn't interfere with your blood sugar medication, if that's what you're worried about. In addition this medication is safe, generally, in pregnancy. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has been constipated for almost 3 weeks now and I was told to try kuro syrup but would really like to see if there's another way to cure it before trying that. Would really appreciate some suggestions.?

My 4 month old has been constipated for almost 3 weeks now and I was told to try kuro syrup  but would really like to see if there's another way to cure it before trying that. Would really appreciate some suggestions.?

Karo=OK Juices easy: I generally go to full strength apple or prune juice at ounce doses 1-3xdaily as a first line for dry poo. Baby juice is too dilute to work. Karo is ok, not fully absorbed like food & works like Metamucil in some kids. If I use it I do so as a teaspoon full to 1-2 bottles/day. ...Read more

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