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

I'm 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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What's a serving of fruit and what's a serving of vegetables?

What's 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)
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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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What are the health benefits of lychee fruit?

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What are the health benefits of lychee fruit?

Lychee fruit: It contains Oligonol which is an Antioxidant, Vitamin C and B-complex, Minerals like Potassium and Copper. ...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

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Can laxatives cause gastritis?

Can laxatives cause gastritis?

May or may not: What laxative do you take, there are many laxatives. Also, gastritis is a very specific medical term, which means gastric inflammation. ...Read more

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Any fruit can combat diabetes?

Any fruit can combat diabetes?

Diabetes: Fruit can be controlled by insulin if you have type 1 diabetes.
If you have type 2 diabetes you need to pay attention to food intake (includes fruit) and you should exercise at least twice a week.
I like the online prgram "NuVal" because it list 100 items of all food and drink intake with the range being 100 (very good) or 1-20 (anything but good for you. ...Read more

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Black coffee a natural laxative?

Black coffee a natural laxative?

Yes: Coffee is indeed a natural laxative as the caffeine in coffee is a stimulator of smooth muscle, which is found throughout the intestines. ...Read more

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What fruit has the most calories?

What fruit has the most calories?

Pineapple&Watermelon: Have ~the highest glycemic index, thus most rapidly ↑blood glucose & store as fat, depending on how much eaten & many other internal human variables. Keep in mind, calories are a unit of heat, not a unit of mass; i.e. they have zero wt. Calories are measured by heating water in a calorimeter, not by eating. Calories in most food are not measured, only estimated from reference table. ...Read more

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Is bakingsoda safe as a laxative?

Is bakingsoda safe as a laxative?

People used it: For that with apparent good results. But, if you talk to gastroenterologist they don't recommend using it for that. Basically it's an antacid but in excess can change the blood ph dangerously. In my humble medical opinion I won't recommend the use as laxative. ...Read more

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Can laxative cause gastritis pain?

Not normally: Gastritis pain is pain associated with the lining of the stomach. Laxatives are not normally active in this section of the GI system and normally work more in the intestines. They may give you gas and bloating, some cramping, but most likely will not cause gastritis specific pain. Speak with you physician about any suspicion of gastritis. ...Read more

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Is docusate safer than a laxative?

Yes: Docusate is safer because it really only softens the stool allowing it to transit through your system more easily. It is not actually absorbed by your body. Laxatives, while more effective in the short term, can potentially rob your body of needed electrolytes. Use with caution. ...Read more

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Can laxatives bring on migraines?

Headaches: Laxatives can cause generalized headaches if they cause you to be dehydrated, but they should not cause migraines specifically. ...Read more

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Common after effects of laxatives?

Constipation: The more you come to depend on laxitives, the more you will feel the need for laxitives. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you lose weight?

Can laxatives help you lose weight?

No: The effect on weight of laxatives is only an illusion. You soon gain the little weight lost as soon as your bowels are full again & you regain the body water lost. The best way to lose weight is diet and exercise. Try eliminating snacks or one meal a day or reduce meal portions by 1/4 - 1/3. Add aerobic exercises (30min - 1hr) 3-5 days a week and you will lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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