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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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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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Are you born with vagal response or viovagle synscope? And why would it just start happening? Are there warning signs? Is it caused by stress/anxiety

Are you born with vagal response or viovagle synscope? And why would it just start happening? Are there warning signs? Is it caused by stress/anxiety

Vagal responses: Activation of the vagus nerve typically leads to a reduction in heart rate, blood pressure, or both. This occurs commonly in the setting of gastrointestinal illness such as viral gastroenteritis or acute cholecystitis, or in response to other stimuli, including carotid sinus massage, Valsalva maneuver or pain from any cause, in particular, having blood drawn. The extreme manifestation is syncope ...Read more

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Can the vagal nerve or vagal response be overactive or malfunction? Because whenever I eat anything I get very lightheaded, faintness, pale and shaky.

Can the vagal nerve or vagal response be overactive or malfunction? Because whenever I eat anything I get very lightheaded, faintness, pale and shaky.

Vagal Nerve Problems: Yes, an exaggerate vagal nerve response can contribute to dizziness. Probably, this happens when the vagal nerve causes the heart rate to slow down.

If this happens any more often than rarely, go see your doctor. You need to exclude irregular heart rate rate, fluctuation in blood pressure, and sudden rising or falling blood sugar - three reasons for dizziness around meals. ...Read more

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If a MD presses on the eyes to induce vagal response, can it cause damage in a person with ocular hypertension?

If a MD presses on the eyes to induce vagal response, can it cause damage in a person with ocular hypertension?

Probably Not: I agree with Dr. Fishburn. Carotid massage or eye massage is no longer in vogue for treatment of PAT and other superventricular tachycardia. Pharmacological intervention is more controllable. Trying to induce an oculocardiac reflex is VERY unreliable. I do not think the short duration pulses of higher intraocular pressure would make untreated ocular hypertension advance to actual glaucoma. ...Read more

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I get weak and sleepy after bowel movement, for 2-3 hrs. Specially if I have some constipation on prev day. What else cud it be instead of vasovagal?

I get weak and sleepy after bowel movement, for 2-3 hrs. Specially if I have some constipation on prev day. What else cud it be instead of vasovagal?

Not vagal: A vasovagal reaction would not cause this. There is some other cause. You need a careful look over. Is there something you eat, take, or do that is both constipating and making you tired? Dehydration comes to mind. Are you on a diuretic? Are you diabetic and poorly controlled? Clearly it's complicated and you need a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I may have severe constipation. No prior hx of const. Took lax 2x over 3 days prior to taking mag citrate today 6 hrs ago. Minimal response?

I think I may have severe constipation. No prior hx of const. Took lax 2x over 3 days prior to taking mag citrate today 6 hrs ago. Minimal response?

Mag citrate works: You should be able to move your bowels after the mag citrate. Sometimes, constipated patients also benefit from a suppository or a small enema to help the bowels move from the bottom up, in addition to from the top down. ...Read more

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Severe upper stomach pain does not feel like constipation sharp stabbing constant pain in the media response please ASAP what should I do?

Severe upper stomach pain does not feel like constipation sharp stabbing constant pain in the media response please ASAP what should I do?

Go to urgent care: If you are having severe stabbing pain in the upper abdomen you need to be evaluated by a doctor - urgent care is probably a good option or the ER. ...Read more

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Is heart rate elevated during a vagal resonse to blood draw?

Is heart rate elevated during a vagal resonse to blood draw?

NO!: The essential pathophysiology of a vagal reaction is slowing of the heart. If the heart rate has increased, it is not a vagal reaction. ...Read more

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I get weakness and sleep after bowel movement for 2-3 hrs. What else instead of vasovagal response?

I get weakness and sleep after bowel movement for 2-3 hrs. What else instead of vasovagal response?

Sleepiness: You'll notice its taken a long time for anyone to respond. You don't have a straightforward problem. You could have anemia, hypothyroidism, other endocrine problem or some psychodynamic problem. I'm sure there are lots of other possibilities including neurologic also. You should consult a physician who can see you, I doubt online is going to help. ...Read more

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Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Hot water with honey: Drinking hot water with honey in the morning should help. Taking senna everyday is not a good idea, but once in a while is okay for constipation. For chronic constipation, drink lot of water/fluid, increase quantity of fibers in your meals, avoid fried foods, exercise regularly (daily walk for 30 to 40 minutes), chew food well before swallowing, increase vegetables/ fruits, and eat small quantity ...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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Get nauseous every time I eat just the past few days n unusually tired also wake up achey every morning. Constipation every other day. What is this?

Get nauseous every time I eat just the past few days n unusually tired also wake up achey every morning. Constipation every other day. What is this?

Not sure: These are vague symptoms and it is not possible to know what is casuing them without the benefit of a complete evaluation and an exam. Check with your physician and consider short term use of a laxative until then. ...Read more

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