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Can bananas really cause and contribute to constipation?

Can bananas really cause and contribute to constipation?

Hmm!: Eating bananas that are green/ unripe can contribute to constipation. Eating ripe bananas can decrease constipation. But if you eat a ton of bananas it can block you up (cause constipation). ...Read more

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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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Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?

Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?

Absence of fiber...: ...is probably the big issue here. But, to answer your question about foods that have a binding effect, you may want to minimize: chocolate (particularly if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome), large amounts of dairy (milk, cheese), red meat, bananas (& other high pectin foods), caffeine (particularly if you're already dehydrated). ...Read more

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What foods contribute to constipation?

What foods contribute to constipation?

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

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What can cause sudden constipation?

What can cause sudden constipation?

Many Issues Interact: Emotions, too sedentary, dehydration, too little fiber, etc. Etc. & in combination. Intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus 1 of biggest drivers of intestinal changes is emotions expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant. Being very physically active tends to dramatically ?? constipation. ...Read more

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What can cause bloating with constipation/thin stools?

What can cause bloating with constipation/thin stools?

IBS or more?: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more

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Can to much fiber cause constipation?

NO: Fiber does not cause constipation. If anything it would lead to more frequent evacuation. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Not if you are: Well hydrated. Fiber without sufficient hydration can be clogging. ...Read more

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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea , alternating with constipation. Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages. Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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Can solid food cause constipation?

Can solid food cause constipation?

Yes: Some can. In particular, rice cereal, bananas, potatoes, bread, cheese and pasta tend to be more constipating. Try to offer oatmeal cereal instead and more high fiber foods. Fruits and vegetables can help. Pureed prunes and pears are helpful for young babies. ...Read more

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What can cause alcohol intolerance?

What can cause alcohol intolerance?

Genes/Meds/Religion: Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking. Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance. However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: as a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include: allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions angioedema face edema skin rash or rashes urticaria ...Read more

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Can chicken cause constipation?

Not really: Higher fiber foods tend to make your bowel movements more regular meat does not have very much fiber, but unless you are on an atkins type of all protein diet chicken in and of itself should not cause constipation. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause constipation?

The FDA: List of 92 aspartame-related symptoms (complaints) did not include constipation. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause constipation?

Can indigestion cause constipation?

Some circumstances: Indigestion describes an upset stomach; constipation relates to infrequent stooling. There is little likelihood of a cause & effect relationship. However, many patients with indigestion reach for remedies that may be constipating (e.g. Calcium or aluminum-based antacids). Also, global dysfunction of transit through the gut would result in both symptoms due to a slow emptying stomach & colon. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive bloating?

What can cause excessive bloating?

Bloating: Bloating can occur for several reasons. Consider doing a diet diary and seeing of there is an association with certain foods. Often the case in most of my patients is that there is not enough fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet which results in poor bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can hemoroids cause constipation and bloating?

Can hemoroids cause constipation and bloating?

Not really: But constipation can cause hemorrhoids and bloating. Most people can treat it with increasing water intake, exercise and stool softeners. If that doesn't help, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause heartburn?

What can cause heartburn?

Read this: Short article on cause, ways to revert it effectively without using dangerous medications :https://www.kaushikmd.com/heartburn-do-you-know-this/ ...Read more

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Can Constipation Cause mouth dryness and blotting? How dangerous is constipation?

Can Constipation Cause mouth dryness and blotting?  
How dangerous is constipation?

Try this: Dryness causes constipation, not the reverse. 2 things prevent constipation in the normal human, adequate fiber (fruits and grains) and adequate hydration (water). This is why grandmas love prune juice. There is no danger to constipation and no danger to moderate use of remedies such as enemas or suppositories. If frequently constipated despite trying the above see a doctor! Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more