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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. Eric Kaplan
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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

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 (lubiprostone). ...Read more

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What do you think is a good chronic?Constipation treatment?

What do you think is a good chronic?Constipation treatment?

Try this:: A good way to relieve constipation is to eat high fiber cereal (fiber one or all bran) everyday. ...Read more

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What would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation? 4 daily doses of Miralax or 2 daily doses of Miralax W/30ml of Lactulose?

What would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation? 
4 daily doses of Miralax or 2 daily doses of Miralax W/30ml of Lactulose?

Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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I have IBS & chronic constipation,I visited many doctors ,tried everything to help with constipation but nothing worked.What to do to prevent piles?

First things first: The first thing you have to do is check your diet. The most common cause of constipation is dietary. Common cause are all the grains- rice, barley, oats, split peas; also milk and banana. Cut these out of diet for a week and you should see a significant change in your stooling. ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation. I increased water&fibres but didn't work.the doctor gave me movicol but I'm afraid to get piles as it causes me to strain?

I have chronic constipation. I increased water&fibres but didn't work.the doctor gave me movicol but I'm afraid to get piles as it causes me to strain?

Constipation: Constipation can be a serious medical concern. You are so young see doctor for exam and start working on hydration with water and regular exercise you do not want to be dependent on laxatives Now start moving so the body can work ...Read more

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Constipation: what could cause chronic constipation for months and years?

Constipation: what could cause chronic constipation for months and years?

Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, both of which contribute to constipation. Need a minimum of 80-100 oz/day. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause insomnia? I've been waking up at the same time every night, and i don't know why.. I have chronic constipation also.

If your constipation: Is severe enough to cause pain, that could cause one to wake up at night. Also note that you have anxiety - this can negatively impact sleep. People with depression often wake up around the same time in the wee hours of the morning. 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. ...Read more

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I get horrible distended stomache with my chronic constipation and have to end up manually helping it is so painful .. Is this from having gastric byp?

Talk w/ the provider: I would definitely talk to the doctor who did your procedure about how to deal with this and how to prevent future constipation. I'm sure that drinking lots of water will be part of the plan, but there might be special advice too. Call as soon as possible. It will feel so much better. ...Read more

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Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

YES: There are many theories about why...("retained toxins from bowel etc etc) but none adequately explain the phenomenon ....headaches/malaise definitely accompany Irritable Bowel Syndrome Type C (Constipation) Discuss these symptoms with your Gastroenterologist Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes particles of food in stool with chronic constipation?

What causes particles of food in stool with chronic constipation?

Inadequate chewing?: Many foodstuffs, especially vegetable matter may appear to be relatively undigested and recognizable in stool -- corn is a common sighting. Adequate mastication (chewing) helps start the digestive process, breaking food into smaller more digestible pieces, allowing enzymes to break down and begin absorption of nutrients. The husk is hard to digest, and thus often visible. ...Read more

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Could my 3 yo daughter's cystitis be caused by her chronic constipation?

Could my 3 yo daughter's cystitis be caused by her chronic constipation?

Cystitis: It is very unlikely that constipation will cause cystitis. The straining at stool may create pressure on the bladder resulting in symptoms suggestive of cystitis. Investigating the cause of the chronic constipation might be helpful. Dietary changes may alleviate this. See a pediatric urologist and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with chronic constipation. What could be the cause?

My doctor diagnosed me with chronic constipation. What could be the cause?

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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What do you suggest if my doctor diagnosed me with chronic constipation. what is the cause?

What do you suggest if my doctor diagnosed me with chronic constipation. what is the cause?

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

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more