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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Had tomatoes sat sun. On tues had can pasta sauce. Was constipated so ate triskets last nite. 1st bm today had what looked like a piece of tomato skin on t paper. Other bm's today gold brown. Normal?

Had tomatoes sat sun. On tues had can pasta sauce. Was constipated so ate triskets last nite. 1st bm today had what looked like a piece of tomato skin on t paper. Other bm's today gold brown. Normal?

Fine: Several foods can be more "non-digestible" than others, for example the 'skin' of certain food, such as tomatoes or corn classically, which can then be seen in the stool. This is a normal occurrence. Expect you stools to soon turn back to their normal consistency as your diet dictates. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of constipation?

What is the cause of constipation?

Many causes: As simple as not enough roughage and water or more complex with undiagnosed food allergens or candida/abn bacterial overgrowth. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose and fix the underlying problem (s) and give you relief. To start, add in a daily multi-strain probiotic like "florajen 3" and some magnesium oxide to get things moving. ...Read more

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What are main causes of constipation?

What are main causes of constipation?

Constipation: Can occur due to low fiber&water content in the diet. These help the intestines move bulk along and keep the stool soft. Also, ppl who hold their bm until they are in the comfort of their own home are at risk of hard stools. "holding it" desensitizes the nerves of the rectum to the stretch which normally signals the time for a bm. As the stool sits in the rectum, it becomes dehydrated and hard. ...Read more

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Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Constipation causes toxins to build up?

Probably true: But that doesn't mean you need to "de-toxify" just correct the constipation by eating and drinking properly and having daily bm's will clear the toxins the way the colon was designed to do. ...Read more

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Is laziness the chief cause of constipation?

Is laziness the chief cause of constipation?

What goes into your: Mouth is a major contributor for constipation. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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What causes constipation that lasts for a week?

Several variables,: The most important being internal control of colon motility, delayed evacuation (for whatever reasons), internal emotions, decreased physical activity, etc. Most stimulant laxatives ↑ constipation problems over time. Generally ↑ed activity, ↑ed hydration, high fiber foods, prunes, softeners, osmotic agents, in order listed, are best/safest ways to ↓ & prevent constipation problems. ...Read more

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Do apples cause constipation?

Do apples cause constipation?

Apples: Do not cause consolation. They actually help bowel movements. Please see doctor to determine the cause. In general, avoid binding foods like cheese and carbs. Eat high fiber foods like fruits and vegetables. Walk daily. Drink water. Peace and good health. Prunes are good. ...Read more

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Can kalms cause constipation?

Can kalms cause constipation?

Kalms: Kalms is valerian root extract used to help reduce the effects of stress. It should not cause constipation, but also won't really do anything to help with constipation in my experience. Magnesium added to this may be quite helpful. ...Read more

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Do bananas cause constipation?

Do bananas cause constipation?

They can: I often use bananas as a natural therapy in infants to firm up their runny poo. Along with pasta, apples, bread & some cheeses, these foods tend to slow the stool as it moves thru the intestines. The effect tends to be volume related, so a little may not constipate while a lot may. ...Read more

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Does beano cause constipation?

I checked quite a: Few sites ; the only side effect that was noted was rare sensitivity. Beano has 150 galu (galactosidase units) of alpha-d-galactosidase derived from aspergillus niger mold. ...Read more

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Does honey cause constipation?

Does honey cause constipation?

No: It doesn't have any effect on bowel motility. Actually, diarrhea is more likely in some people who can't process the sugars in honey. ...Read more

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Does beer cause constipations?

Does beer cause constipations?

Alcohol: Either beer, whiskey or wine and cafeine intake all dehydrate and can contribute to constipation. Cut these out and replace with 80-100 ounces of water, juices, gatorade type fluids and this should resolve. ...Read more

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Do almonds cause constipation?

Do almonds cause constipation?

Doubtful, since a: 1 oz. Serving of whole almonds (28 to 30 almonds) contains 3 g of dietary fiber. (14 % of the rda). ...Read more

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Can stress cause constipation?

Can stress cause constipation?

Stress constipation: Stress can definitely cause constipation. An anal fissure can make the constipation even worse by causing the internal sphincter to tense, which makes it hard to defacate. Pain and blood-streaked french fry- like stool results. It is painful and a vicious circle. Surgical treatment of the fissure may help as may steroid suppositories. I don't know of any psychotherapy studies on these dynamics. ...Read more

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Does rice causes constipation?

White rice: I.E. Without the cusp that contains the vitamins necessary for its processing in the body, is the major cause of thiamine deficiency disease. Constipation is often a symptom of that. ...Read more

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Does cheese cause constipation?

Constipation: Constipation refers to inability to pass stool, having to strain to pass stool, or passing hard stools. It is a function of diet, water intake, medication and lifestyle.
Many hard cheeses can contribute to constipation while soft cheese (ricotta, cottage) can cause more looser stools.
Eating cheese without sufficient fiber, fluids and fresh fruis and vegetables can contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Can granola cause constipation?

Can granola cause constipation?

Hard to Say: Many foods can contribute to constipation. Typically the nuts, grains, and dried fruit in many granolas should help maintain regular stools, but this requires plenty of water intake. Even with high-fiber foods, inadequate fluids can cause constipation to occur. That said, examining diet, fluids, and exercise overall, rather than a single component, will yield the most complete answer. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Not if you are: Well hydrated. Fiber without sufficient hydration can be clogging. ...Read more

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Can Infacol cause constipation?

Can Infacol cause constipation?

Simethicone: Infacol (simethicone) is not associated with constipation. One reference suggested it may be associated with loose stools. Other references stated that infacol (simethicone) is not associated with any common side effects. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause bleeding?

Can constipation cause bleeding?

Yes: It can cause bleeding if there is a resultant tear or fissure. It can also cause bleeding from associated hemmorrhoids. ...Read more

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Do diuretics cause constipation?

Do diuretics cause constipation?

Diuretics, constipat: Diuretics can cause dehydration which can dry the stool in the colon and cause constipation. ...Read more

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Does avocado cause constipation?

Does avocado cause constipation?

Avocado: Avocados have 13.5 grams of dietary fiber (54% of ada daily recommended amount). They contain potassium ; magnesium which help protect against constipation. ...Read more

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Do sweetners cause constipation?

Do sweetners cause constipation?

Possibly: Sweeteners cause an important change in brain chemistry. The bowel receives messages from the brain that causes it to function properly. However, there are many causes of constipation. A letter in the new england journal of medicine stated that aspartame caused migraines and the author was right. I believe that we are producing biochemical brain changes that may or may not cause symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more