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What Are Some Easily Digestable Foods To Eat To Help Soften My Bowel Movements
Depends: Easily digestible foods do not necessarily soften your bowel movements. Easy to digest foods are like the brat diet (bread, rice, apple cause, toast) which are great if you are having indigestion, but they will not soften your bms. If you want to soften your bms you need to either eat a high fiber diet, or use stool softeners such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Hi I am guy 24 I have irregular bowel movement 3 to 4 times a day and its been happening for years.. Which food is good for digestion?
Needs investigation: It may not be that you need a good food, but to exclude some food item(s) that may be causing frequent bowel movements, e.g., foods containing gluten. It is not feasible to provide meaningful advice without examining you and performing some tests. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?
Habba Syndrome: Here's something else to try. If you've already been through the million-dollar work-up and have no relief, consider a red herring. There is a condition that causes your symptoms that is due to excessive production and output of bile, which can act as a laxative and cause chronic diarrhea. The treatment is Cholestyramine 4gm twice daily - this will absorb the extra bile and normalize bms. Try it! ...Read more
What can I do about infrequent small, hard--and incomplete-- bowel movements? I am a 66 year-old healthy woman who very rarely has a normal bowel movement. I eat a good balanced diet and take extra fiber supplements; I have tried stool softeners which onl
Add water to diet: You may have the fiber, but you need to increase water/flluid intake otherwise the fiber will bulk up stool too much. Look at other medications you are taking (calcium supplements) they cause constipation. Make sure you have had a colonoscopy as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden onset of VERY markedly decreased bowel movement for several days. Drinking lots of fluids and taking softener. Concerning?
They're connected: What goes in must come out. Large meals result in large stools; small meals result in small stools. ...Read more
YES: Moderate exercise, particularly when exercising the abdominal muscles, helps to stimulate the intestines to move along the material within and can help speed up bowel movements and avoid constipation. This helps the intestines to only absorb what they are meant to absorb and avoid reabsorbing toxins related to the material sitting there too long and allowing resorption. ...Read more
Hi, I am 60 year old woman. Having digestion trouble, sometimes i feel run down, sweaty and after bowel movement , i feel better. What's it?
After wiping with toilet paper following a bowel movement, I found a green pea on the toilet paper, which made me wonder, do we get any benefit from veggies since they're not digested?
Yes: The structure of CELLULOSE makes it impossible for us to break it down. It is what is called dietary fiber. Certainly it prevents constipation and allows gut movement to work better. Also, cholesterol sticks to it and fiber lowers cholesterol a bit. Furthermore, we don't know why but it is associated with better control of glucose in diabetes. Also, higher fiber intake is associated less cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. I have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. I've tried laxatives and softeners?
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