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Mineral Water Constipation
Yes, some: Coconut water has less sugar and sodium and more potassium than Gatorade. It will replenish electrolytes (sodium and potassium) but the amount replenished will be different than Gatorade. Some athletes use coconut water, but, to get the proper ratio of electrolytes you need to add sodium (i.e. table salt). It may be easier to stick with the low sugar versions of Gatorade. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?
Before self-treating: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation: Yes. Of course. In fact in some circles when one is severely constipated if they drink three liters of water in one to two hours they will most likely be able to get the stool to move. ...Read more
Yes: Depends on how concentrated. Epsom salts and mineral salts in the bath can be very beneficial for the skin. They do help draw out toxins as well as provide some mineral nutrients for the skin. Using them according to directions will be the most beneficial. ...Read more
Yes: This should be fine, but check with your doctor first. ...Read more
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With milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) water and prune juice, how much are the parts to drink?
MOM: Look People. I am a Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine guy. why are you asking such embarrassing questions about C or D or Meconium and wanting me to be a NeoNatologist.. I am afraid of them, more so than I am afraid of Babies. With my really big hands and tiny life in one hand, I start having Panic Attacks.. Now I am searching for brown bag and my Ma.... . MOM ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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