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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 daily. If you have bleeding, weight loss or are over 50 you should have a colonoscopy if you haven't already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from heart palpitations every now and then, have chronic constipation. Are they related?What can I do to get rid of heart palpitations?
Probably not: The two problems are probably not related. In young healthy people, heart palpitations are most often caused by early heartbeats, or premature ventricular contractions, which are often brought on by stress or caffeine. If they continue for several minutes or happen more frequently, though, you should see a doctor to have a heart tracing or ekg done, to be sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more
Tried everything to get rid of huge stomach due to chronic constipation doesn't work, last chance is a colon hydrotherapy is it worth it?
Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal distension ; bloating ; not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic ; inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered ; addressed. Hydrotherapy addresses none of these. Get evaluated first pls. ...Read more
Please tell me, could belive me it is possible to get ileostomy surgery for chronic constipation in which all of other treatment doesn't help ?
Yes, but...: That would be a truly last ditch effort to treat an otherwise benign problem. In addition to the potential complications of the operation itself, the side effects and possible future complications are significant, and changes one's lifestyle forever. Seeing an experienced surgeon can help with options. If you've already seen one, go see another. ...Read more
Several ways to help: A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives: bulk laxatives(fiber supplements) with a lot of water. Stimulantsdulcolax. Lubricant enema. Stool softeners, make the stool softer. Osmotics mirlax. Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Chloride channel activators amitiza. ...Read more
Is there any medical treatment that aims to clean out the bowels completely? I am suffering from chronic constipation and I need suggestions.
Post-surgical slow transit & outlet obstructive chronic constipation causing non-healing anal fissure. Even with daily Rectiv/sitz bath (x3/d), I'm still bleeding with each BM (>5/d). Current Hb 12.2. If I become pregnant, will I get anemia from this and
In most : Cases is it is not enough fiber, not enough fluids and excess caffeine and alcohol. Also some medications contribute to constipation and thus your fluid intake needs modification to offset the constipating effects of the meds. There also may be some pathology in your bowel that has yet to be properly evaluated. See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon if the above measures dont help after 2 weeks. ...Read more
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