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Nulax Fruit Laxative
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im taking medication that makes me constipated...Water, veggies, fruit do not work..Any laxatives u can suggest?
I have had issues pooping for over a month. I go once a week maybe two if im lucky? I have stool softener and i don't have fruit and vegatables around?
Water & fiber help: Make yourself eat fiber and drink 6-10 8 oz glasses of water a day (that's 3-5 16 oz bottles of water a day). Why don't you have veggies and fruit around? They are the best source of fiber and really help constipation if you take, say 3 fruits and 4 veggies a day for a few weeks. Some meds, chronic inactivity can cause constipation or make it last longer so get busy walking & exercising more too! ...Read more
Haven't had a bowel movement in 4 days. I've tried stool softener, fruit, water, etc. my stomach hurts. No relief. I'm scared. I have a huge hemorrhoi?
May need to see doc: If you are having severe abdominal pain, you need to be evaluated by your doctor. If mild discomfort, you can trial OTC bowel stimulant/stool softeners, e.g., Senokot-S, Colace, or fiber type products like Benefiber or Metamucil. Miralax is also effective with constipation. If need be, you can do an enema, e.g., Fleet's enema, to relieve the constipation. If no relief in 1-2 days, see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother is 82 year old recently she been constipated been give lots of water, fiber, fruits, prunes juice, and stool softener she has very bad hemor?
How old are you: first how old are you age will make a difference in the recommendation of laxative second how many is too many hydration is the key drink a lot of water and juices and avoid sodas and pop and energy drink and caffeine eat more fruit and vegetables and add more fibers to your diet exercise is an excellent bowel stimulant even by simple walking eat multiple small meals take a stool softener ...Read more
No: The answer is no.If breast-feeding is not possible, infant formulas contain all of the required nutrients needed by healthy infants. Juices have no nutritional value and should not be used.They provide unneccessary calories and will probably interfere with normal feeding.Occasionally pediatricians will use juice as a natural laxative for a constipated baby, but otherwise juice should not be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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