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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

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 more

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82 yr old male hard to urinate , leakage urine overflow, blood in urine , constipation sudden onset no prior problem can it be prostrate ?

82 yr old male  hard to urinate , leakage urine overflow, blood in urine , constipation sudden onset no prior problem can it be prostrate ?

Prostatitis: Yes. I think you are suffering from an inflamed or infected prostate gland. You may want to get to your doctor to make sure this is nothing worse and to get on medications to solve this common problem. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of fever, chills, restlessness, sore/swollen throat, constipation, body aches and headaches. Could this be an allergic reaction to food?

Sudden onset of fever, chills, restlessness, sore/swollen throat, constipation, body aches and headaches. Could this be an allergic reaction to food?

Febrile : The constellation of fever, chills and sore throat, body aches and headaches is not likely to be an allergic food reaction, no. You should definitely be seen and have a swab for strep throat. Food allergy is usually associated with diarrhea, rather than constipation. ...Read more

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Onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

Onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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What to do about random onset of chronic constipation?

What to do about random onset of chronic constipation?

Interesting: Random constipation can be brought on by stress and changes in diet. Most important is to drink plenty of fluids. Over the counter laxatives like miralax (polyethylene glycol) and dulcolax may also help. If you symptoms persist, see a physician. ...Read more

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What could be causing this onset of chronic constipation?

What could be causing this onset of chronic constipation?

What's the cause?: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Your answer comes from evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I have onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

I think I have onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

Prevent it.: 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 with regular exercise. 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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My wife is 3 weeks pregnant and has had a couple of episodes of rapid onset constipation with cold sweat, painful stool, dizziness. Is this normal?

My wife is 3 weeks pregnant and has had a couple of episodes of rapid onset constipation with cold sweat, painful stool, dizziness. Is this normal?

No: She needs to see her ob, she needs an evaluation, , and will most likely need a good stool softener, dizzyness and the cold sweatsare not normal , constipation without her other symptoms can be during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

See: your doctor. Taking laxatives with no results could be a problem. Worry about an obstruction. See your doctor to get on a proper schedule ...Read more

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Is constipation common?

Is constipation common?

Yes: Yes, constipation is common. Many studies report a that 12-19% of the population suffer from constipation, but as high of 27% has been reported in some studies. ...Read more

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Constipation : There is a big list of causes common causes include lack of fibre in diet , inadequate fluid intake, medications, irritable bowel syndrome, immobility, hypothyroidism, colon cancer, anal fissure . http://patient.info/doctor/constipation-in-adults-pro ...Read more

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Irregular diet: Most people can avoid constipation if they ate a regular diet containing fruits and vegetables ( esp those with a lot of fiber) . Regular exercise or other activities can also help. Plenty of water keeps the stool moist and soft when it come out. Once all of these factors are met ,then you need to train your body to go and evacuate as soon as you get the feeling that you have to go. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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