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Prune Juice Vs Fiber Supplement
I'm really constipated lately. What in prune juice is supposed to help, since more fiber doesn't work in me?
Additional measures: People with severe constipation, adter adequate daily fiber and fluid intake, may need to add a daily stool softener or two. If this doesn't help, the next step can be the addition of a stool loosener such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). Follow the directions. Generics are fine. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Can u become dependent on prune juice to go poo? I feel like nothing works for me anymore and im scared I developed a dependency. Fiber makes it worse.
Prune juice: It is fine to become dependent on a healthy substance like a natural fruit juice. No worries. ...Read more
Constipated for 2 wks. I took MiraLax & Colace for 3 days, but neither helped. I've been drinking prune juice & eating high fiber foods. I've gone a little, but I'm still constipated. My K level is 3.2. What can I do at this point? (Best options?)
Enema/water: At this point I suggest that you try a Fleet's enema which you can buy at the pharmacy. Continue the miralax (polyethylene glycol) nightly. The colace is not likely to help much but adding a fiber supplement, walking daily for at least 30 minutes and drinking at least 3 liters of water daily could also help. If this does not work then you may need to see a doctor for a medical intervention. ...Read more
What point do I take suppository? Constipated for a few days. Able to go some today. Have hemorrhoids from straining. Prune juice and more fiber first
Doctor, it has been 8 days after my ACL surgery, and I haven't pooped. I have tried everything. Prune juice, fiber pills, stool softner, miralex. Help!?
Big trouble!: Advance to level 2 aggressive bowel management! Drink 1 bottle of magnesium citrate now and insert 2 fleet's enemas rectally - hold the fluid in for as long as you can. Repeat in 6 hours. "cut" stool into pieces with your gloved finger so you can evacuate pieces. This may be an arduous process, but it beats another hospital visit for an embarassing treatment. Go to the er if you can't do it! ...Read more
I've been on colace (docusate sodium) (stool softner) for several days...plus fiber supplements and tried taking magnesium citrate and tonight tried drinking prune juice
Is it safe to take culturelle probiotic for heart patients? I'm on propranolol, fiber supplement, vitamin D, & Synthroid. I also drink lots of prune
Probiotics: This should not influence heart disease.Get a more detailed 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?
7d post-colonoscopy, no BM, nausea, bloating, reflux, abd pain, back pain. Tried fiber supp, MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) prune juice. How else can I wake up my colon?
No need: Unless you keep it for a while. ...Read more
Part of healthy diet: Prune juice is no better or worse than any other fruit juice, beverage or food for that matter. If it makes you feel healthy, do it. ...Read more
No: Psyllium is safe for long-term use, as are fiber supplements in general. There is some risk, unrelated to how long you take the fiber, of obstruction, but this is thought to only occur with inadequate fluid intake along with the fiber. Overall, fiber supplements have many health benefits, and are definitely recommended for ongoing use. ...Read more
Prune juice: Is used for helpung regularity and preventing constipation...It has non-absorbable particulates that facilitates evacuation. It is unlikely to effect reflux or acid indigestion. Ant-acids containing magnesium (mylanta, maalox) may have a laxative effect. Cimetidine is also commonly used over the counter. Check with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
It works well: I don't know if prune juice has been compared "head to head" with other laxatives, but it works well. One time I prescribed 2 ounces / day for a patient that was constipated, and within a week the nursing home called back and asked if I could reduce the dose because it was working too well. Now, it doesn't always work, but it surely is a simple thing to try. ...Read more
Prune juice is a New Orleans remedy, that also when I can't find a stomach doctor, to assist my patient.
I always thought 6 to 8 oz, to be enough.
The reason I am answering this question without knowing the answer is, Many a times I had to beg, with folded hands to my patients not to report me to Licensing Board because C got to D.
In California, there are other exotic treatments.
See your MD. ...Read more
Yes: Not a problem with those two meds. ...Read more
Is it safe to mix Kristulose/Lactulose with prune juice? I put it in an 8 oz glass of prune juice each morning.
Yes: It is safe but I'm wondering why at your age it's required. That is where my concern is. ...Read more