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I have been suffering from constipation for a while now. I eat plenty fruit & fibre but still need to use laxatives to go. What else can I do?

I have been suffering from constipation  for a while now. I eat plenty fruit  & fibre but still need to use laxatives to go. What else can I do?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Im taking medication that makes me constipated...Water, veggies, fruit do not work..Any laxatives u can suggest?

Im taking medication that makes me constipated...Water, veggies, fruit do not work..Any laxatives u can suggest?

Constipation/medicin: You can try stool softner like docusate sodium 100 mgm once or twice a day, and if that does not work try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) along with it one packet or two a day. ...Read more

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Lichi fruit diet?

Lichi fruit diet?

Not advisable.: When patients that come to me asking about certain diets, i turn the questioning around and ask them, "could you safely participate in this diet for your entire life?" should you eat a lichi diet for the rest of your life? If it's not safe for the rest of your life, what makes it safe for 2 weeks or 2 months. The best diet is one you can apply to your eating habits life long. ...Read more

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Is quince an Allergic fruit?

Is quince an Allergic fruit?

Could be: Any food can cause an allergy in a person. If you have symptoms every time you eat it, then you might be allergic or intolerant of the substance. If your symptoms go away when you don't eat it, that tells you that the particular food (quince in your case) is the culprit. ...Read more

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Whats a serving of fruit and what's a serving of vegetables?

Whats a serving of fruit and what's a serving of vegetables?

NIH suggests: How to measure a correct serving size of fruits and/or vegetables (same in general) Examples: 1 C chopped raw fruits or vegetables - a woman’s fist or a baseball 1 medium apple or orange - a tennis ball 1/4 C dried fruit or nuts -- a golf ball or small handful 1 C of lettuce - four leaves (Romaine lettuce) 1 medium baked potato -- a computer mouse ...Read more

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Is a tomatoe a fruit?

Is a tomatoe a fruit?

It is: Remember the botanical sense of a fruit is broader than people often think, as it refers to the developed ovary of a seed plant ... remember the tomato develops from the flower(which contains the ovary). ...Read more

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What is the best laxative?

What is the best laxative?

There is no "Best": Being "regular" is very important. There is no single solution for everyone. Adequate hydration (plenty of fluids), fiber, and stimulation of the colon will usually solve the problem. Magnesium helps many people. You can't "od" on magnesium, because it will cause diarrhea. Usually, 500-1, 500 mg will get you moving. Some people can handle more. Prunes are also a good stimulant. ...Read more

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Chillies work as laxatives?

Chillies work as laxatives?

Some chillies,maybe: There are a lot of different types of chillies, from quite mild to extremely spicy. There is a wide range of reaction to the chillies. So the only possible answer is maybe. ...Read more

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Is taking laxatives bad for you?

Laxatives: Laxatives, like all medications are very useful if taken as directed. Laxatives are generally intended for short term use unless you have some chronic GI condition. It should be noted that it is possible to develop a psychological habituation to laxatives. ...Read more

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Are tomatoes a good fruit substitute?

Are tomatoes a good fruit substitute?

Fruit or veg.: From a botanic standpoint, a tomato is a fruit (ovary of a flowering plant). However from a culinary standpoint it is considered a vegetable. Tomatoes have many health benefits to include being a good source of vitamin c. When heated lycopene is produced (antioxidant that can help reduce risk of prostate cancer). It is low in calories. It can help strengthen bones and reduce cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is the mildest form of a laxative?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Is a mild laxative to use and in different forms. ...Read more

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What kind of fruit is good have vitamine?

What kind of fruit is good have vitamine?

Color and Variety: Higher glycemic index foods such as oranges trigger a stronger insulin response. Lower glycemic frutis such as strawberries, blueberries, and others berries are gentler on the blood sugar response. Brightly colored fruits are just that, more alive and nutritious. Variety give you a wider scope of nutrition. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which fruit/vegitable give me vitmine b12?

Which fruit/vegitable give me vitmine b12?

None: Sourses of B12 are meat, poultry, shelfish, milk and milk products. Seeweed may also contains some b12. ...Read more

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Is schizandra a laxative ?

No: According to what I have read it does the opposite because it fda approved and you don't know if they will interact with any medications you take and if the may aggravate another medical condition. ...Read more

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Does fruit lower cholesterol?

Does fruit lower cholesterol?

No, ↓ HDL & ↑ LDL: Fruits are high in sugar, including fruit sugar, fructose, which is rapidly converted by the liver, ~85% first pass, into triglyceride fat & exported into visceral fat stores. ?ed triglycerides & visceral fat stores displaces cholesterol in LDL particles, increases LDL particle concentrations while also ?ing large HDL particle concentrations. Cholesterol wrong focus, see my other answers on this. ...Read more