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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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What drugs can be taken in for constipation?

What drugs can be taken in for constipation?

Many choices: Often the issue of constipation can be directly related to a chronic drug therapy. Sometimes it is an issue of diet. In either case, something must be done.If you are taking a definite drug that causes constipation, senna and a stool softener may be the answer. If it is an issue of diet, inclusion of fiber.If you are on chronic opioid therapy, check with your pain management physician. ...Read more

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Which medicine is prescribed for constipation of toodler?

Prune juice : Dietary modification, water, prune juice and otc suppository are usually effective remedies for treatment of constipation is toddlers. Persistent constipation in this age group can be due to serious underlying conditions which the pediatrician should be made aware of. ...Read more

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What should you do for constipation when medicines don't work?

What should you do for constipation when medicines don't work?

Thoughts: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. If impacted with large bolus of dry, hard feces - may require disimpactment. ...Read more

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My 7 and half month kid have constipation.Wot diet and medicines we should gives him ?

My 7 and half month kid have constipation.Wot diet and medicines we should gives him ?

Prune juice: Is an easy place to start. Medications may be too intense at this age, but prune & apple juice can both be helpful. Discuss the problem with you pediatrician at his next checkup, he may need to look into the problem. ...Read more

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How can I solve a constipation problem in an 8 months baby without using medicines?

How can I solve a constipation problem in an 8 months baby without using medicines?

More Fiber: More dietary fiber such as prunes or vegies. Also consider if there is anything being eaten that binds the baby. For example , milk/dairy is common cause of constipation in children. ...Read more

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Is the medicine LOOZ for constipation safe to be taken!! Can one take it as and when needed?

Is the medicine LOOZ for constipation safe to be taken!! Can one take it as and when needed?

Looz = Lactulose: Lactulose is a sugar that is broken down in, & draws water into, the colon thus softening stools. It is used to treat chronic constipation, as well as treat or prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). Side effects can include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, & stomach pain.Not meant for purging or weight loss. For situation use, consider more comfortable remedies. ...Read more

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What to do if I have uc with constipation,is there a medicine out there that can treat both?

No: I dont know of any medications that treat both UC and constipation at the same time. Constipation is so common that it is not surprising that you have this on top of UC. Generally I will start with a very mild stool softener for 4-6 weeks to see how that helps. Usually this is so mild it comes with few to no side effects. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if a person took a medicine for constipation even if he doesn't have constipation ?

It really depends: on what medicines you took. Fiber supplements, which could be considered a medicine, would be completely harmless. Stool softeners and lubricants would also be ok. But stimulant and osmotic laxatives, (milk of magnesia, etc) can have side effects. A one time use would very likely not be a problem but, of course, don't take ANYTHING you don't absolutely need! Stay well:) ...Read more

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What could help to ease constipation quickly with out any harsh drugs? Are there any teas known to help?

What could help to ease constipation quickly with out any harsh drugs?  Are there any teas known to help?

PEG3360: Probably the best choice for relatively quick relief with an extremely small chance of side effects is the tasteless and odorless stool softener polyethylene glycol 3360 (common brand name miralax, but lots of other choices). Mix a heaping tablespoon in at least 8 oz of fluid once or twice a day to produce soft stools. ...Read more

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Please suggest me medicine for constipation as I am sufering from.It frequently..I am male 27 age..50 kg weight?

Please  suggest me medicine for constipation as I am sufering from.It frequently..I am male 27 age..50 kg weight?

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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I have severe constipation tried all medicines. I get constipated for like 2 weeks. Feels horrible. Please suggest something I can do. Please :(?

I have severe constipation tried all medicines. I get constipated for like 2 weeks. Feels horrible. Please suggest something I can do. Please :(?

All medicines?: You've tried all possible remedies?! An answer to why the constipation is indicated. You could be hypothyroid, depressed, etc. let alone colon problems

In terms of "natural remedies" I suggest a big glass of warm prune juice with breakfast and a glycerine or dulcolax suppository about an hour after same. But please try and get an explanation for why. Your body is telling you something. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Constipation?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Constipation?

The non drug treatments for Constipation include:: Biofeedback, Diet changes, Health education, Increase fiber in diet, Drinking water, Behavior therapy. ...Read more

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What natural or alternative medicine can be taken for constipation?

What natural or alternative medicine can be taken for constipation?

Constipation: Please check w/your doc first, but a Chinese dietary supplement called "Cholinex" in English works well for many. You can get it in a Chinatown or the net, but ask doc first. Contains things like honeysuckle, licorice, and more. Of course fruits and vegetables are helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What medicine can you recommend to a new born baby for constipation?

What medicine can you recommend to a new born baby for constipation?

Define & use natural: If your baby is having firm stools that are hard to pass, i accept the issue as constipation.If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. A vasaline coated q-tip can be manipulated just inside the anus & help a hardened glob pass. 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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I am having issues with constipation cause by medicine Topomax 100mg and Neurotryptaline 10mg. May I use miralax twice in one day?

I am having issues with constipation cause by medicine Topomax 100mg and Neurotryptaline 10mg. May I use miralax twice in one day?

Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, treatment goals. Also, make sure you are not missing obstructing. ...Read more

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How many time should a healthy adult, who drinks a lot of water go to the toilet. When do you know for sure its constipation and you need medication?

How many time should a healthy adult, who drinks a lot of water go to the toilet. When do you know for sure its constipation and you need medication?

Hard difficult BM: Constipation is a hard, difficult, painful bowel movement. Drinking a lot of water helps but so would more fiber in your diet. The frequency of the bowel movement is not as important as the consistency and pain associated with the bowel movement. A easily passed bm every three days would not be considered constipation by most mds. ...Read more

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Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Be cautious!: Austrolax derives from india. It's advertised contents include: bael 0.5gm, isabgol 1.6gm, senna 0.6gm, amla 0.6gm. Binders, flavors, colors and preservatives. Do you trust your unborn baby's health to this product? As with any medication taken during pregnancy, i'd be very cautious. Instead i urge you to discuss safe and doctor-approved options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how the drug amitriptyline causes constipation?

Can you please tell me how the drug amitriptyline causes constipation?

Bowel activity: Your bowel activity is regulated via autonomic tone, and neurotransmitter balance is part of this. Cholinergic impulses can make your bowel contract and move stool along. If anything disturbs these impulses, your bowel will become sluggish. Amitriptylene has strong anti-cholinergic properties -- so at a high enough dose, your bowel activity slows down. The result can be constipation. ...Read more

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Can you get constipation from using allergy medicines every 4 hours for severe allergies?

Can you get constipation from using allergy medicines every 4 hours for severe allergies?

Side effect possible: Constipation is not a common side effect of antihistamines. Common side effects might be drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and throat. However, constipation is a possibility. You should see your doctor for other allergy rx suggestions. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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