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What can I do to prevent constipation while traveling?

What can I do to prevent constipation while traveling?

Manage your diet: Constipation is common while traveling. Drink lots of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables when you can. Bring a mild laxative such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) pills 'just in case' you get bound up. The most important thing is to drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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What can I do to prevent constipation?

What can I do to prevent constipation?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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How can I prevent constipation?

How can I prevent constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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How do you prevent constipation?

How do you prevent constipation?

Avoid certain foods: There are certain foods that have a tendency to cause constipation. Dairy products and cheeses to name a few. Increasing fluid in the diet, increasing the amounts of fresh fruits, vegetables, and roughage in the diet all help. It can be done without medications or laxatives. ...Read more

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What causess constipation and how can prevent it?

What causess constipation and how can prevent it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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What casues constipation and how can I prevent it?

What casues constipation and how can I prevent it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food will prevent constipation?

Please suggest what food will prevent constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help prevent or lessen constipation?

Please suggest what foods help prevent or lessen constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent constipation [non diet ways]?

Are there any good ways to prevent constipation [non diet ways]?

Drink: 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Add 20 oz extra per 30 minutes of strenous exercise or activity. Compensate with extra fluid oif you are on medications that are known to contribute to constipation, such as narcotics, antihistamines, cholesterol meds, BP meds and diuretics as well as antidepressants and antipsychotics. ...Read more