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What causes chronic constipation and how do I get rid of it?

What causes chronic constipation and how do I get rid of it?

See below: The cause of chronic constipation in most cases is uclear. Potential causes include celiac disease, thyroid disease, hypercalcemia, adhesions, outlet dysfunction, poor diet and medications among others. The best initial treatment is a stool softener such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily. If you have bleeding, weight loss or are over 50 you should have a colonoscopy if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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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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What causes gas and how do I get rid of it?

What causes gas and how do I get rid of it?

What causes "gas": Gi gas arises from maldigestion (enzyme deficiency like lactose intolerance), food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility/gastroparesis, excessive air swallowing, inflammatory ;infectious causes. Any peptic symptoms, early satiety? Tried acid blockers yet? Also check out fod-map diet. ...Read more

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What causes pyorrhea and how do I get rid of it?

What causes pyorrhea and how do I get rid of it?

See a dentist: The pyorrhea also called periodontitis is a bacterial infection that causes gum inflammation and destroys the gums, ligaments and bone around the tooth. This condition cannot be reversed with simple brushing, it can only be treated by a dentist. The good news is that it often can be treated successfully. ...Read more

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Constipation: how do I get rid of it and what can laxative do?

Constipation: how do I get rid of it and what can laxative do?

Water,fiber,exercise: Water. Fiber. Exercise. Walking, jogging, elliptical glider, swimming, sit ups can all help. Laxatives can be used for a one time situation, but many doctors don't recommend them. Long term laxative use damages your intestinal tract and creates first dependency then later total inability to defecate. I remember manually disimpacting several such patients when i still did general surgery. ...Read more

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And how do you get rid of chronic pain?

And how do you get rid of chronic pain?

Important: Certain meds perpetuate and worsen chronic pain. Make sure your regimen is not working against you. ...Read more

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What is RSV and what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

What is RSV and what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

The "cold": Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the common cold viruses.It accounts for 80% of the colds & other upper airway problems in season.It is acquired thru contact with the secretions or droplets.It infests the upper airway, injuring nasal & respiratory cells causing drainage.You self heal with minimal immunity & can get it every year.Small babies can have major pbs with the drainage &wheezing. ...Read more

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What causes hemmroids? And how do you get rid of them?

What causes hemmroids? And how do you get rid of them?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What causes sleep paralysis, and how do I get rid of it?

What causes sleep paralysis, and how do I get rid of it?

Not sure: I'm sorry but i don't know, but i understand that it can be very frightening. I would start by seeing your primary cary physician, who may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of diarreaha?

What can I do to get rid of diarreaha?

Some ideas...: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear his bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium (loperamide) for a couple of days, just to decrease the frequency of diarrhea while his body is getting rid of the problem. Drinking or eating just little bits, is helpful (not over-eating nor over-drinking). For anything more than mild brief symptoms, the doctor needs to evaluate. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of really bad ongoing headaches?

What can I do to get rid of really bad ongoing headaches?

Please see below: You might benefit from seeing neurologist with an interest in the treatment of the headaches. Imaging studies of the brain might be necessary for the baseline. Knoledge of the intensity, frequency, duration, localization and medication response of the headache will help your doctor to choose the right treament for you. ...Read more

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What causes snoring? How can I get rid of it?

What causes snoring? How can I get rid of it?

R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVA ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of constant hallucinations?

What can I do to get rid of constant hallucinations?

See a psychiatrst: Hallucinations usually respond to meds (while delusions do not) work with your doc to find a drug and a dose that gets rid of them or at least dampens them. ...Read more

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I have constipation: how to get rid of it?

I have constipation: how to get rid of it?

Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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What causes tonsil stones and how do I get rid of them?

What causes tonsil stones and how do I get rid of them?

Irrigate or surgery: Tonsil stones are actually lining of the crypts in the tonsil that build up. Larger crypts tend to predispose to this problem. Irrigation with a water pick, at a low pressure, may keep these areas free of the buildup, or tonsillectomy wi permanently resolve the problem if severe. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of constipation?

How can I get rid of constipation?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my anxiety symptoms?

What can I do to get rid of my anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety: I would start with your family doctor to clarify what type of anxiety you are experiencing....Panic, social anxiety, worry, ocd, ptsd etc. In some cases your family doc may be able handle things, otherwise he/she can refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist to get further treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat and get rid of worms of my stomach?

What can I do to treat and get rid of worms of my stomach?

Specific parasites: ...need directed treatment appropriate to the organism. Which parasite has been detected in your case? ...Read more

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What can I eat to get rid of constapation?

What can I eat to get rid of constapation?

Several things: Eat healthy, take your daily fiber, drink a lot of fluids and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. You can take over the counter stool softeners. I dont see if u take any meds. Narcotics use is also a common cause. If the above doesnt help then see your physician as you may need further workup. ...Read more

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What can I do to easy pain of recurring UTI and get rid of it?

What can I do to easy pain of recurring UTI and get rid of it?

OTC meds, more water: There are otc meds such as Azo standard (phenazopyridine) that can ease discomfort. Drinking more fluids can help as well. But if you're having frequent uti's you should see a urogynecologist or urologist to have an exam to see why this is happening. Commonly, women with frequent uti's find that this is related to intercourse and it can be managed with prophylactic antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eczema and how do I get rid of it?

What are the causes of eczema and how do I get rid of it?

Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more