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What Do You Do When Your Constipated
What to do: 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 if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more
Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more
I have lost 45 lbs in a very short time just recently i haven't had an appetite,i was constipating for 2 wks going normal now its bloody sLimystringy?
Weight loss: you need to be seen immediately. Go to the ER. It is possible you have an ulcer or something else causing you to lose blood. It could get much worse. GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. ...Read more
How do you define...: ...constipation & what medical evaluation have you had to rule out metabolic causes (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, intermittent ileus (e.g. pseudo-obstruction), lots more? ...Read more
Dairy,fast foods,mea: Dairy products like chese, butter, milk cakes, pastries, cookies, crackers, candy, sugary drinks fast food like pizza, hambergers, frozen dinners, corn chips, french fries red meat rice banana and apple. ...Read more
Fruit,Veg,MiraLax: High fiber fruit and vegetables are good to avoid constipation, prunes, prune juice, figs and syrup of figs are best natural laxatives or preventatives. Firm bananas, milk and cheese can constipate. Good "natural type" mediacations are MiraLAX or benefiber. Colace + pericolace are safe + effective to prevent + treat. Senakot, exlax and dulcolax are much stronger + very effective when constipated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Water and fiber: A high fiber diet and plenty of fluids are the key to avoiding constipation along with healthy daily exercise. 25+ grams a day. In the morning eat a cereal high in fiber. Include a banana. For snacks eat vegetables and fruit. For lunch have a meal that has some salad as a side every day. Drink water not soda. When you first wake up in the morning try 2 glasses of water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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