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Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Hot water with honey: Drinking hot water with honey in the morning should help. Taking senna everyday is not a good idea, but once in a while is okay for constipation. For chronic constipation, drink lot of water/fluid, increase quantity of fibers in your meals, avoid fried foods, exercise regularly (daily walk for 30 to 40 minutes), chew food well before swallowing, increase vegetables/ fruits, and eat small quantity ...Read more

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Might consuming a lot of water relieve constipation in a short amount of time?

Might consuming a lot of water relieve constipation in a short amount of time?

May take 3-10 days : But once resolved maintain the high fluid intake to avoid recurrence of constipation. ...Read more

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Do water pills cause constipation?

Do water pills cause constipation?

Yes: As these medications work to lower blood pressure by decreasing body fluids they can cause decrease fluid in the intestines which then leads to constipation. ...Read more

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Does gripe water cause constipation ?

Does gripe water cause constipation ?

Doubtful: The best i can tell it has no effect on anything at all.It does give some folks comfort that they are trying to help baby. ...Read more

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Can coconut water help with constipation?

Can coconut water help with constipation?

Not the best: Coconut water contains sugar, and like other juices the sugar can act as an "osmotic laxative", drawing fluid into stools. The fluid itself is useful, too. However, high fiber foods, plain water, and possibly stool softeners are likely to be more effective. ...Read more

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I have severe constipation after water fast. What's my next step?

I have severe constipation after water fast. What's my next step?

Start water again..: Dehydration causes constipation and in your case, resuming normal water usage will likely resolve your problem. You may need to use quite a bit to get back the water that you lost from recent restriction. Adding a bit of fibers will help. For a more rapid relief, a gentle fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) will likely result in quick evaculation. If not helpful, consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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Constipation is there even i m drinking lots of water what should I do?

Constipation.: May need an additional agent. There are many options. Senna, lactulose, polyethylene glycol-3500, magnesium compounds such as milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) castor oil, prune juice, etc. You may need to find a cocktail that works best for you. ...Read more

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How long will it take fr baking soda and water to work for constipation?

How long will it take fr baking soda and water to work for constipation?

It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten &soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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Can I give a 3 week old water in between feedings to help with constipation?

Can I give a 3 week old water in between feedings to help with constipation?

Usually not: The problem is that the child will probably not take in enough formula if you do this - i would recommend calling your doctor with your concerns. ...Read more

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Is constipation a life hazardous ? i use lactofibre powder in warm water every day. is it good?

It could be: What you are taking is OK , but you are training your bowels and yourself to be lazy and take a short cut that might have bad consequences on long time. You need to adjust your eating habit by drinking a lot of water , and juices and avoid energy drinks and sodas. You need to eat more fruits and vegetables ,and fibers , exercise by simple walking daily regardless how fit you are.add stool softener ...Read more

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What to do if I have constipation issue even though i've been watching my diet & drink plenty of water?

What to do if I have constipation issue even though i've been watching my diet & drink plenty of water?

Constipation: See your physician for evaluation to include labwork, thyroid studies, colonoscopy and physiological workup of your colon (if necessary). Once completed, a regimen to improve your problem can be provided. ...Read more

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I am drinking alot of water due to constipation, but I am in more pain. Is it possible that I am flushing out my psin meds?

I am drinking alot of water due to constipation, but I am in more pain. Is it possible that I am flushing out my psin meds?

Constipation: The medications which you are taking for pain are likely contributing to your constipation. You should continue to hydrate with fluids as much as possible. You may also add a laxative and stool softener to help with your constipation. You should also see if it's possible to change the medication to non opioid based medication to control your pain, your doctor would be best to make this decision. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has recently had a few bouts of constipation. Are there foods i can offer him that will help? Should i be offering him water?

3rd stage baby food: Are great.Feed him oatmeals, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, diluted prune juices.Avoid apples, bananas, rice cereals and carrots because they are constipating. ...Read more

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Constipation from rice? I ate 800g yesterday and today i'm in agony. Only gone to the toilet once so far. What can I do? Take more water? Thanks!

Constipation from rice? I ate 800g yesterday and today i'm in agony. Only gone to the toilet once so far. What can I do? Take more water? Thanks!

Constipation: Constipation responds to increased water, vegetables, fruits, fiber and activity. Stool sofners and laxatives if other measures fail. See your doc to make sure it is just constipation. ...Read more

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Hi I been suffering from constipation for years now before I tought it was normal but not no more. I drink a lot of water and excersice every day ?

Constipation: Constipation is not a normal condition and it can cause problems later in life if not controlled. Eating a diet high in fiber, and eating fruits and vegetables can make your stools softer. By constantly distending the rectum with hard stool you can develop hemorrhoids, and possible fecal staining if not controlled. Try an over the counter laxative such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) if diet changes don't work. ...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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" drinking ro water ccauses constipation "... Is this scientific?

" drinking ro water ccauses constipation "... Is this scientific?

Reverse osmosis: Ro just purifies water, removing arsenic, cyanide, prescription meds and lots more. There are a few junk-science studies and claims by obvious charlatans but i'd ignore them. Water treated by a home unit does have the mineral content reduced, but you get plenty of these from eating a regular diet -- even the world health organization realizes this. ...Read more

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Is lemon water bad? Because i've heard it is associated with constipation

No: Have you ever had lemon tea? I have it every day and guess what I am not constipated. I doubt it is bad or causes constipation unless there are some other ingredients in the commercial product that may do it. ...Read more

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Up to how many glasses of water can a woman drink to try to relieve constipation?

A lot: While there is really no good scientific back-up for the recommendation of "8 glasses a day", certainly that much wouldn't harm you, & 64 ounces a day is actually not a bad guideline. A healthy kidney and heart can handle about a liter (33 ounces) per hour, so I don't think you are in any danger of over-doing it. Many find warm to hot water can help move bowels along with dietary fiber & exercise ...Read more

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What do I do to help constipation? I've tried lemon water, yogurt, but nothing works.

What do I do to help constipation? I've tried lemon water, yogurt, but nothing works.

Fiber laxative: Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and take a fiber laxative like Metamucil.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am expireancing constipation problem. I drink 8 glasses of water. Pls. Advise me in this regards.

Fiber: Increase fresh fruits and vegetables daily, you can also supplement fiber with products such as benefiber or metamucil. ...Read more

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Your standard recommendation of adding fiber & water to diet to relieve constipation: Is that supposed to show improvement within a couple of days?

Your standard recommendation of adding fiber & water to diet to relieve constipation: Is that supposed to show improvement within a couple of days?

It depends.: Fiber in your diet enters your intestines and isn't absorbed into your body for fuel. The more fiber you have, the more water is held in the colon to make up your stools, thus making them softer. But you must pass any hard stools formed BEFORE your diet change to see a difference, and if your increase insn't enough, you may see no change. For some people it may take a week. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 months and she has really bad colics, constipation and vomits if she is not held up for 30min. Is gripe water safe to use, for how long?

My baby is 6 months and she has really bad colics, constipation and vomits if she is not held up for 30min. Is gripe water safe to use, for how long?

Likely safe...: ...But probably not effective. Reflux is normal in many babies. The children normally grow out of it toward the end of their first year. The best approach is to keep kids comfortable by keeping them upright and occasionally with dr. Prescribed acid blocking medicines if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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