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Water Pills And Constipation
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
Have acute constipation problems. I exercise, drink 8 glasses of water a day, and take plenty of fiber in the form of metamucil, beans and oatmeal...
Despite high fiber, healthy diet & lots of fluids, i get constipated with diarrhea. Things down move.Use miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2/day which helps but not enough?
Food sensitivities: Consider food sensitivities. Consider alcat testing and igg and IgA food sensitivity testing. ...Read more
Is a magnesium pill (250mg) effective to relieve constipation (in addition to fiber, plenty of water)?
No: Magnesium citrate solution (a liquid) can help with constipation in the same way that Miralax (polyethylene glycol) does. A magnesium pill though will not be as effective for constipation. Docusate is a pill that softens stool and can be helpful. Senna is another pill, a stimulant laxative, and works by increasing bowel activity. Fiber and fluids, yes, absolutely continue. ...Read more
Is it safe to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) to maintain regular bowel movements? Fiber laxatives back me up worse unless i drink excessive amounts of water
Constipation: It is always best to find the source of your troubles and to work on remedying this rather than just taking laxatives daily. ...Read more
Possibly : It can. Talk it over with your prescriber. ...Read more
Ive been on colace (docusate sodium) (stool softner) for several days...plus fiber supplements and tried taking magnesium citrate and tonight tried drinking prune juice
Hi Doctors.Good Day..i drink very less water in a day and drink 3 to 4 cups of tea a day.how to increase my drinking of water asit causes constipation?
Drink more water: Simple, open the bottle and put in your mouth, drink the water. You need around one liter of fluid in 24 hrs. ...Read more
Exercise+Fiber: If it is constipation, the most effective tx is usually moving/exercise, the more active the better. We are clearly creatures designed to move; sedentary life ?constipation, activity ?es. Given all our outside energy expending technology, we don’t use our primary, far more important & complex technology: our bodies as much. Prunes (not juice) & high fiber foods often help help but exercise best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking prenatals because of breastfeeding but they constipate me really bad. Increased water , fiber and colace (docusate sodium) still wouldn't help. Any suggestions?
Can drinking too much water cause diarreah? I drank a lot of water on day and also had very watery diarrhea same day.
Yes: When you drink excessive amounts of water, your body can get overwhelmed & more than usual can bypass the stomach & small intestine and end up in the large intestine. The large intestine resorbs water as the stool makes its way around but if there is a huge amount of water, stool content drawing water to stay in the bowel (osmotic pressure), &/or the movement is quick, then you can get diarrhea. ...Read more
Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention? I not sick, just want a better bod
No shortcuts to abs.: The above answer is an excellent simplification of a complex topic: fluid and electrolyte balance. No one food or supplement will enhance your ab's. Exercise your core and maintain a normal body habitus. Check your BMI as a guide. It's boring advice, but healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Prunes help bulk the stool, allowing it to move easier through the intestines. ...Read more
Stomach distended always. Bowel movement once or twice a week. Take herbal laxative tea, fiber, fluids but no results. Weight gain.
Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.
GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI specialist. If all is well then see a nutritionist. Are you following the vegan diet correctly? One diet does not fit all. We respond differently. Consider experimenting to see what food plan works best for you. Probiotics may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Pregnant & totally constipated. Eating 20 grams or more of fiber a day & drinking water to counteract the constipation. It isn't working. Suggestions?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): This is a very common problem in pregnancy. You are on the right track. Try some miralax (polyethylene glycol). Use a capful in a glass of water or juice everyday. It is not absorbed by the body but causes more liquid to come into the intestines. You may have to alter the amount you use each day. Make sure you check with your OB first to make sure they have no problem with you using this. ...Read more
I took 10 fl of magnesium citrate for constipation and its not working .does eating food and consuming lots of water make "it" go ?
Yes ....: Generous (64+ ounces daily) water and fluid intake is your best strategy to deal with constipation. Including high fiber foods to promote efficient transit through the bowel is also helpful: whole grain cereals, bread, brown rice, vegetables and fruit. A third strategy is daily physical activity such as 30-45 minutes of brisk walking. Put those together, and you should see some results! ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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