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What can a female with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

What can a female with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

Gastroparesis&Fiber: Avoid stringy foods eg asparagus, cabbage, celery, oranges, tomatoes, etc or food with gristle eg roast beef etc. Use Erythromycin for 2-3 days every other week and Metoclopramide for 2-3 days also every other week. This avoids habituation and side-effects. Soluble fiber probably ok on this regimen. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more


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What is a gal with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

What is a gal with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

More fiber: Lack of fiber in the diet can be increased by several methods. Vegetables, grains and otc products. Vary diet. If diabetic, there are medications that can be taken to facilitate regularity. Metamucil, fibercon are some examples of otc products. A daily salad with oil and vinegar i.e. Olive oil will help keep you regular. Evaluate your current medications for a possible cause as well. ...Read more

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What can you do for constipation from lack of roughage?

What can you do for constipation from lack of roughage?

Fluids: Make sure that you have adequate fluid intake in your diet. One ounce of water or juice per pound of body weight per day. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also recommended plus fibre in the form of cereals, etc. ...Read more

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As a person who does suffer from lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance and frequent bowel trouble, what can I do to relieve stringy stool and bloating?

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As a person who does suffer from lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance and frequent bowel trouble, what can I do to relieve stringy stool and bloating?

See GI doctor: It is very rare to see this combination of intolerances. I recommend that you consult a GI specialist re. your problems before malnutrition sets in due to so many food restrictions related to these intolerances. ...Read more

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Which kind of diet should I have to rid of constipation?

Which kind of diet should I have to rid of constipation?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. ( each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

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What are the best diet/food to control flatulence, IBS and passing gas?Could doing exercise assist me to to be relieved from that?

What are the best diet/food to control flatulence, IBS and passing gas?Could doing exercise assist me to to be relieved from that?

Intestinal gas: The more fiber there is in your diet, the more gas is produced as well as cramping and maybe pain. Although fiber is healthy for you, it takes getting used to the excess bulk. Adding more yogurt may help, like the ones with bifidus regularis and acidophilus. You can ask your gastroenterologist if an anti-yeast or antibiotic may help to control growth of certain pathogens in the gut. ...Read more

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Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation. Could they be related? What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation.  Could they be related?  What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Unlikely: It is unlikely the hernia is causing constipation. If there is a hernia, and there is a question, he should have an evaluation by a general surgeon. Many diets for constipation, but the first step is to make sure he is well hydrated - 8 glasses of water per day. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Moderate amount of stool in colon and mild ileus. What is the best and fastest way to relieve all this backup of stool and gas? What should I avoid?

Moderate amount of stool in colon and mild ileus. What is the best and fastest way to relieve all this backup of stool and gas? What should I avoid?

Depends on the cause: Ileus means that there is loss of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract - it can be mild or severe, depending on the cause. Many post-op ileus is caused by narcotics taken for pain control. This is often manifest as constipation. The treatment for this is walking, reducing narcotic intake, drinking enough water and on occasion, taking a laxative. ...Read more

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Not able to burp, causes bloating & not able to intake fluid/foods eventually. What can I do to find some kind of relief and what is the cause?

Not able to burp, causes bloating & not able to intake fluid/foods eventually. What can I do to find some kind of relief and what is the cause?

See a Doctor: There could be many things such as achalasia, which is increased tone of the esophageal sphincter. Symptoms include what you've described along with chest pain. This might also be caused by hiatal hernia with is a protrusion of the stomach into the esophagus. Both are very treatable conditions, but it is important to see a physician to identify the cause especially if your food intake is effected. ...Read more

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I just had a ileostomy reversal and am dealing with bloating and gas, what can I do to relieve the pain of the build up of the excess ?

Gas: Great question. You need to call your surgeon and let them know what you are experiencing to make sure this is normal after the procedure. They will be able to give you advice on a good diet and if there are pills to take ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with faecal impaction? In terms of chronic to severe type of constipation. Except laxatives.

What is the best way to deal with faecal impaction? In terms of chronic to severe type of constipation. Except laxatives.

It's complicated!: Impaction has many causes; functional, anatomic, medication or diet-induced, so get checked first. Your doc may recommend fiber, gentle laxatives, even enemas after ruling out more severe problems but a thorough exam is necessary first! ...Read more

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How do I reduce the problems of a gallbladder acting up? I need relief of the gas, pain, and nausea associated with this condition. Can anyone please help?

How do I reduce the problems of a gallbladder acting up? I need relief of the gas, pain, and nausea associated with this condition. Can anyone please help?

Avoid: Fatty, large, heavy meals. Some people have difficult with dairy products. But definitive cure is cholecystectomy. With laparoscopy, it is at most an overnight procedure with minimal pain, scarring, and disability. You should go for this before complications occur. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm afraid of losing my natural flora and also of bowel perforation. How likely are these risks?

What to do if i'm afraid of losing my natural flora and also of bowel perforation. How likely are these risks?

Unlikely: These are unlikely scenarios if your bowel is otherwise healthy, you do not have inflammatory bowel disease, take antibiotics chronically, or are being treated with chemotherapy. Eating sensibly allows the body to keep its natural bowel flora in balance. ...Read more

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Does a person have a tendency to be suffered from flatulence, IBS and passing gas b/c of having redundant colon?If not what are the basic reasons?

Does a person have a tendency to be suffered from flatulence, IBS and passing gas b/c of having redundant colon?If not what are the basic reasons?

No: Redundant colon is a common finding of no clinical significance. People can have irritable bowel, chronic constipation or intermittent diarrhea without a redundant colon. Surgery does not help. Most flatulance is from swallowed gases. Avoid soda drinks, eat more fruits & vegetables, avoid junk foods & greasy foods, try adding fiber like metamucil & adding probiotics in your diet. Exercise. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of severe bloating with gastroparesis?

What can I use to get rid of severe bloating with gastroparesis?

Meds: 30y female has gastroparesis & "bloating" for which there are OTC meds like Mylicon. Your doctor can prescribe meds to help. If orthodox meds fail, there might be investigation of Cannabis indica, not sativa, taken as a tea. See below: ...Read more

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What's a good way to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

What's a good way to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS : Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort . High fiber diet , exercise and yoga appear to help in ibs. People with severe diarrhea or constipation should consult with an md to determine if they are candidates for newer medications that are very helpful in the treatment. ...Read more

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What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication i'm taking fiber and probiotics i got constapation form of ibs?

What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication i'm taking fiber and probiotics i got constapation form of ibs?

It depends: It's not easy to find the right diet when you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort for people with ibs, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a highly individual process. ...Read more

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What can cause a pseudo narrowing of colon? And what would be the treatment? Fiber supplements cause more mucus in stool and irritate me more.

What can cause a pseudo narrowing of colon? And what would be the treatment? Fiber  supplements cause more mucus in stool and irritate me more.

Hard to say: Hi JonT, Sorry to hear that you have been feeling poorly. I think this is a topic better discussed in depth with your primary physician. "Pseudo narrowing" is a little bit of an ambiguous term and requires some clarification from your doctor as to what exactly they mean when they say pseudo-narrowing. Further testing may be needed to determine if you have an actual stricture. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can a female with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

Gastroparesis&Fiber: Avoid stringy foods eg asparagus, cabbage, celery, oranges, tomatoes, etc or food with gristle eg roast beef etc. Use Erythromycin for 2-3 days every other week and Metoclopramide for 2-3 days also every other week. This avoids habituation and side-effects. Soluble fiber probably ok on this regimen. ...Read more

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What is a gal with gastroparesis do to ease constipation from lack of fiber?

More fiber: Lack of fiber in the diet can be increased by several methods. Vegetables, grains and otc products. Vary diet. If diabetic, there are medications that can be taken to facilitate regularity. Metamucil, fibercon are some examples of otc products. A daily salad with oil and vinegar i.e. Olive oil will help keep you regular. Evaluate your current medications for a possible cause as well. ...Read more

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Is it okay for someone with gastroparesis to eat fiber in small portions?

Gastroparesis: Look online for gastroparesis diet. The main emphasis is eating more often, smaller amounts. This condition is more common in diabetics but cn be seen in other people as well. See your doctor for follow-up. ...Read more

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Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Same mechanism: The whole GI system is slow, involving stomach and bowel. Discuss with your doc why and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

Domperidol: Domperidol is used a lot around this area. Metoclopramide is also used but can cause a muscle movement disorder with chronic use ( tardive dyskinesia). ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

I am not sure: Gastroparesis is what the name is saying namely the stomach does not empty and food stagnates there 4 hours. Usually it could be part of paresis of the entire GI tract and in this case constipation could be present. If there are difficulties in digesting too i think is possibly to have fat steatorrhea (fat in stool). As far as i know however fat in stool causes loose stools...See an GI guy! ...Read more

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How is gastroparesis caused by idiopathic small fiber neuropathy treated?

How is gastroparesis caused by idiopathic small fiber neuropathy treated?

Depends on cause: Do you indeed possess biopsy proven small fibre neuropathy, and have blood and urine studies been completed to uncover causation? (gastroparesis and small fibre issues can be seen in diabetes for example.) sometimes, an increase in fiber consumption will help. Although the medical food metanx may help peripheral nerves, not clear if it affects gastroparesis, but worthwhile trying. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Bowel dysfunction is: Very common in MS, afflicting at least 50% of patients. Gastroparesis, is NOT due to MS, and a second cause should be sought. Generic approaches to constipation include: stool softeners (Colace, Surfak), mild laxatives (percolate or per diem), rectal suppositories (glycerin, ducolax), rarely enemas. Increase dietary fibre. ...Read more

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Hi. I would like to know if botox injections in the pylorus for gastroparesis and chronic constipation, making constipation worse?

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Hi. I would like to know if botox injections in the pylorus for gastroparesis and chronic constipation, making constipation worse?

No: I presume the goal is to relax the pyloric sphincter but it will not relax your (smaller or) large intestines to cause constipation. ...Read more

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I have post viral gastroparesis normally struggle with cronic constipation but for the past week i've been having yellow diarrhea what the cause?

I have post viral gastroparesis normally struggle with cronic constipation but for the past week i've been having yellow diarrhea what the cause?

Paradoxical diarrhea: Because of your constipation and gastroparesis you may have paradoxical diarrhea where you have overflow diarrhea around the ibstruction caused by the hard stool. You may need a.Series of enemas to get cleaned out. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Varies: Depending on the severityof the gastroparesis and its resolution either muptiple small feedings to supplemental GI nutrition thru a tube. ...Read more

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What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

See GI: For an issue such as this, i assume you are seeing a gastroenterologist. I will comment only on the ANA which is my expertise. By itself, it does not diagnose any condition and may be totally unrelated. However, an ANA positive disease in my field that comes to mind is scleroderma. It is a skin hardening condition which can involve the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. It would be a rare cause. ...Read more

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Been having a lot of gastric pain, nausea, and lack of energy. Have gastroparesis. At what point should I be concerned?

Gastroparesis: This should be of some concern, in my opinion. First off, the cause of the gastroparesis has to determined. Discuss with your primary care, and, he will refer you to a gastro-enterologist in your area. ...Read more

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Our baby started to hav frm 4 week constipation, he is 11 month, he gets muther milk n add. Food.We choose fiber food but still not work?Holds 5 days

take him to a doctor: Constipation has many causes, and most of the time, without detailed history and examination, it is impossible to find the cause. Most of the baby's constipation is functional (there are no anatomic causes). Stools may be very hard, and often causes a crack around the anus, causing painful bm, which causes more constipation. But, there are many other causes that could become serious if left alone. ...Read more

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How does fiber help relieve constipation?

How does fiber help relieve constipation?

Pulls H20 into bowel: Fiber works like a sponge to pull water into the bowel-makes for a softer, bulkier, easier to pass stool. If there is too much fluid in the bowel, it can work like a sponge to soak up the fluid, and make a softer, more formed stool. Not all cases or causes of constipation are helped by fiber, so check with your doc.. ...Read more

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If you eat a diet which is high in fiber, why would you experience constipation?

If you eat a diet which is high in fiber, why would you experience constipation?

Not enough water: Lots of fiber without enough water will lead to constipation. A balance of both are needed to create bulk and keep the stool soft. ...Read more

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