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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)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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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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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
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Increase fiber intake
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Avoid constipating foods
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Try to establish routine for timing of bowel movements
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What are some commonly-used medications for treating constipation?

What are some commonly-used medications for treating constipation?

Softeners/laxatives: Stool softeners are i.e. Colace or pericolace. Laxatives are many: magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, senekot, dulcolax, enulose ( lactulose), miralax, exlax. In severe constipation fleet enemas or micro enemas or a full enema are considered. If there is an impaction or blockage at the rectum ( removal of stool) with a finger is indicated by a health care professional. Avoid mg or phos if ckd. ...Read more

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Treating Laryngitis (Checklist)

Rest your voice
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See a voice specialist if not better within 2 weeks
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What kind of juice is beneficial for treating constipation ?

What kind of juice is beneficial for treating constipation ?

Prune juice: Drink lots of water and you can try a little prune juice. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
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Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
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Drink plenty of fluids
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Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
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Is it normal for my hole to sting after treating constipation?

Is it normal for my hole to sting after treating constipation?

No: You may have an anal fissure, particularly if there is a little blood on the paper. Constipation is abnormal and often relates to diet. ...Read more