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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.
Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more
Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist: These are symptoms suggestive of possible neurological problem. See a neurologist. ...Read more
I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?
Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes I wake up from sleep with what seems like a proctalgia fugax, pain lasts minutes.No problem w/ bowel movement&no constipation.endometriosis?
Most sources: feel that the rectal pain is due to MUSCLE SPASMS around the rectum .....the cause is unknown and there are usually no other lower bowel symptoms. A muscle relaxant might be useful at night! CLONODINE has also been suggested! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a suggestion! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
Can't tell: It would be difficult to say without conducting a full clinical interview and then possibly having to do a full overnight polysomnogram. Please discuss this with your family doctor or sleep physician and they will make arrangements to come up with the proper diagnosis for you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me, could some regain speech and mobility after a acute stroke with having uncontrollable movements?
Ballistic motion: Fast and jerky motion is known as ballistic muscle movements. These movements can cause muscle strains and sprains. Switch to smooth controlled slow movements to help avoid injury. ...Read more
Potentially: Yes, potentially. The term "tic" refers to a non voluntary movement disorder that can be repetitive. A patient with schizophrenia can potentially develop a "tic" as part of their condition or as a side affect from the medication they use as well. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with a therapist. ...Read more
Do seizures always involve jerking limbs or are there differnt symptoms such as brief periods of no breathing, gritting teeth, sudden fear.?
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