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You: You may be constipated or obstipated depending on how long how this has been going on for. ...Read more
Constipated?: If you are constipated- drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 of fruit per day along with other foods which are high in fiber. Get regular physical activitiy. You may need to consider use of an over the counter laxative. ...Read more
IBD is not IBS: If by "inflammed bowels" you mean inflammatory bowel disease, such as crohn's & ulcerative colitis, it is an over expression of the immune system that causes not just problems with the colon, but sometime diseases of the upper GI tract and surrrounding organs. Genetics, environment, ethnic origin all play a role in "flaring" the disease. Distinguish: infection, ischemia, from symptoms of ibs. ...Read more
Relaxation of bowels:
We have been endowed with the gift of bowels to excrete what is waste in the body and what can cause harm to the body.
If we are tense, if we hoard things, obsessed with control. We are not relaxed, nor are our bowels.
If we have constipation of ideas, feel stuck, and our bowels may not be relaxed.
Feeling relaxed, taking things in stride, accepting things, we can not change wii relax the bowels. ...Read more
You are basically missing insoluble fiber from your diet:
insoluble fiber isn't broken down by the body but as it passes through the intestines it acts like a little broom and adds bulk to your stools so that they are firm. Just don't forget to drink water. Water helps to make things exit smoothly and helps with constipation. ...Read more
Old??: What is old? As patients age sometimes their anal sphincter weakens and they have trouble holding in their stool and may have small "accidents". Several other possible causes including neurological disorders, infections, colits and tumors can also cause lose of control. A formal GI workup is usually indicated. ...Read more
YES: There is some evidence that strawberry benefits include vitamin c content, ability to lower blood pressure & high cholesterol, anti-inflammatory properties & high fiber content which may benefit constipation by softening stools, but also reduce diarrhea. Antioxidant content has health benefits. Each person must assess personal response to any food. ...Read more
Your diet and you: I'll bet the answer lies in the interaction of the food in your diet and it's affect on the bacterial balance of your microbiome. You may want to experiment with a probiotic and/or a prebiotic. Studies suggest our microbiome is as unique to us as our fingerprints! So there is no "one size fits all" recommendation for probiotics. Try a large serving of asparagus and see if you feel better or worse. ...Read more
Drugs and bowels: Various drugs have differing effects on the bowels. The most common outcome for opiate users is severe constipation. One can also have incontinence of stool when he or she is very intoxicated. Just a few more reasons not to use illegal drugs! Get help if you need it. Good luck. ...Read more
IBS?: Your symptoms of post-prandial bms are common in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Other possible causes however, include celiac disease (gluten allergy), lactose intolerance or colitis (inflammation of the colon). You may want to see a doctor for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
It means: You had a blue slurpy from sonic! Relax, no disease causes blue stools. ...Read more
Maybe add fiber?: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. Change in bowel warrants medical evaluation, esp. If persistent. ...Read more
Roughage: Lots of fiber -- whole grains like barley, oats, popcorn, millet, buckwheat, brown rice, whole rye and wild rice. Fruits & vegetables like broccoli, leafy greens, apples, oranges, carrots, cabbage, red grapes, tomatoes, eggplant, strawberries and other prunes. Legumes like lentils, soybeans, split peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, lima beans, chickpeas, edamame and black beans. Water too! ...Read more
Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
No: You cannot live without your bowels. However, you can live with only a portion of your bowels. You probably will not have completely normal digestion and will be at increased risk for diarrhea, but can certainly live a very full and wonderful life in spite of this. ...Read more
Of course!: Although much of stool is the bacterial flora of your gut, what you eat plays a big role in gut motility, effectiveness of digestion, & stool pattern. Fiber supplements increase bulk & therefore stool volume. Adequate fluids avoid dessicated stool. Stool color is very dependent on ingestants. Also, healthy diet modification is often accompanied by exercise, which changes food transit times. ...Read more
No: There has never been any evidence to suggest this. ...Read more
We need more information to answer your question. What is the problem with your bowel.
Do you have diarrhea or constipation
do you have pain in abdomen
do you have nausea and vomiting
how many years you have problems
have you consulted any doctor
i will recommend that you should consult youe family physician and discuss your bowel problem and find the cause and treatment. ...Read more
Acute constipation?: Change in bowels is a red-flag to doctors that evaluation is needed. You did not specify whether your concern reflects a change in stool texture, altered ease or completeness of elimination, etc. See your physician for evaluation (check of thyroid, hormones, abdominal x-rays, physical). ...Read more