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Treatment of Constipation

Treatment of Constipation

Constipation Rx: usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax (polyethylene glycol). Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...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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Treatment for constipation?

Treatment for constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Cause & treatment of constipation?

Cause & treatment of constipation?

Multiple causes: If this is a new change in bowel habits you should get a colonoscopy. If it is lifelong then it is your diet that requires attention. It is a common question and reflects the standard american diet (sad). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for constipation?

What is the treatment for constipation?

Most of the time...: ...High-fiber foods and plenty of water. Trouble is, most fiber tastes bad or has a bad texture. There are artificial fiber preparations that are tasteless, and can be added to any drink without making it unpalatable, but bran and bananas are still my favorites. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for constipation?

What is the treatment for constipation?

constipation: In a young male is most often caused by inadequate fluid intake or the wrong fluids and lack of fiber. Both are necessary. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has no fiber and i reserve for the elderly sedentary patients. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, 20 oz additional per 30 minutes of strenuous activity. Eat a good hi fiber diet and don't waste your money on fiber supplements. ...Read more

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What's the typical home treatment for constipation?

What's the typical home treatment for constipation?

Fluid, fiber: Increase water intake, increase fiber in food. Apple or prune juice, for adults - psyllium husk, karo syrup. ...Read more

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What's the most appropriate treatment for constipation?

What's the most appropriate treatment for constipation?

Prevention: Best way to treat constipation is to prevent it by having a diet rich in fiber and making sure that you are drinking adequate amounts of fluids (water is best). ...Read more

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How many days and what kind of home treatments are enough before seeking medical treatment for constipation is necessary?

How many days and what kind of home treatments are enough before seeking medical treatment for constipation is necessary?

Try OTC laxatives...: Constipation is common and usually caused by a benign process such as change in diet, activity, travel, or medications. Try eating more fiber, taking otc fiber supplements (e.g. Metamucil), otc laxatives (e.g. Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) miralax) or getting more exercise. If the constipation lasts for more than a few weeks and/or is associated with significant abdominal pain or rectal bleeding see a doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic treatment for constipation?

Is there a homeopathic treatment for constipation?

Fiber and fluid: The best treatments for constipation are "homeopathic"- fiber and fluid. Get enough of both, and usually, the constipation will resolve. Remember to eat a balanced diet and stay active as well. With these simple things, most often the problem resolves. True clinical constipation- moving one's bowels less frequently than once in 5 days- is relatively rare, and should be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of constipation in children?

Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of constipation in children?

A new medicine: While dietary changes are still the mainstay there is a medicine called polyethylene glycol that is usually safe and effective. Ask your doctor if it is right for your child. ...Read more

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What is thye effective treatment for constipation while taking an maoi ?

What is thye effective treatment for constipation while taking an maoi
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Diet: Go with diet first: increase fluids/fruits and veggies 4 to 5 servings/day. Activa yogurt with active probiotics 2-3 times daily can also help. If worsening, trial otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder: 1-2 capfuls in beverage daily until your stool is soft like pancake batter. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for constipation and weight gain from it?

See details: You do not experience significant weight gain from constipation. At age 31, you should be evaluated to determine the cause of the constipation. ...Read more

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Treatment of constipation in 3-4weeks old neonate?

Treatment of constipation in 3-4weeks old neonate?

Constipation: If you are breastfeeding a breast fed baby can have a stool with each feeding , go once a day or may take a week to have a stool. He is not considered constipated. If you are bottle feeding, make such he is not getting excessive amounts of milk. You may add a teaspoon or two of dark karo syrup to the formula to help the constipation. ...Read more

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7" skin colored item passed from rectum after treatment of constipation. Solid, does not break up like stool. Able to lift out of toilet. Concern?

7" skin colored item passed from rectum after treatment of constipation. Solid, does not break up like stool. Able to lift out of toilet. Concern?

Not sure : What it is.Certainly isn't poop, may be a tissue ? Please take it to your treating physician or take a picture of it and share it here so we can take a look . Perhaps assist you then ...Read more

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What is the most effective constipation treatment?

What is the most effective constipation treatment?

Poor diet and fluids: Not enough fiber and inadequate fluids. You need 20-25 grams of fiber and 80-100 ounces of alcohol free, caffeine free fluids every day, more if strenuous excercise is part of your daily routine. ...Read more

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Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Several ways to help: A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives: bulk laxatives(fiber supplements) with a lot of water. Stimulantsdulcolax. Lubricant enema. Stool softeners, make the stool softer. Osmotics mirlax. Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more

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Toddler constipation treatment?

Toddler constipation treatment?

Need to see a doctor: Constipation could be many reasons. Some toddler are not taking enough fibers or not drink enough fluid, but thyroid problem is another possibility. You should the toddler check with the doctor and find out the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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