Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Foods Contribute To Constipation

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Eric Kaplan
2,485 doctors shared insights

Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


2

2
What are the best foods for constipation?

What are the best foods for constipation?

Constipation : High fibre diet and drinking lots of fluids is the key to avoid constipation. Green leafy vegetables, fruits , beans , whole meal cereals and bread are rich source of fibre . Avoid processed foods . https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/constipation/Pages/eating-diet-nutrition.aspx ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
3

3
Which foods are the best for constipation?

Which foods are the best for constipation?

Fruits & veggies.: It is currently recommended that we have 5 servings of veggies adn 4 of fruit per day. Look for high fiber & hydrate well wtih water. ...Read more

4

4
What foods or drinks are good for constipation?

What foods or drinks are good for constipation?

Constipation: The best way to combat constipation 'naturally' is to increase your fluid intake and fiber consumption. For most people, if you do this long-term, you will no longer have constipation issues. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are some foods that help with constipation?

What are some foods that help with constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

6

6
Please suggest what foods help stop constipation?

Please suggest what foods help stop 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

7

7
What should I eat if I have constipation ? Which food ?

What should I eat if I have constipation ? Which food ?

Tried more fiber?: Add fiber, but cure depends on problem (do you have soft or hard stool?), circumstances under which constipation developed (dehydration, low activity, food intolerances, stressful times, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, past surgeries/ trauma with adhesions, rectal dysfunction), severity (stool volume, dehydration, bleeding, night-time awakening, weight loss), duration (acute vs. Longstanding?). ...Read more

9

9
What food that will not cause constipation actually work?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. ( each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

10

10
What are some foods/drinks that help relieve constipation?

What are some foods/drinks that help relieve constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

11

11
Please suggest what foods can I eat to help with my constipation?

Prunes: Fruits & vegetables - especially those high in fiber. Prunes or prune juice is very good for constipation. ...Read more

12

12
Please suggest what foods cause constipation and what ones help fix it?

Please suggest what foods cause constipation and what ones help fix it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

15

15
What are some good foods or medications to help constipation or to help not get constipated?

What are some good foods or medications to help constipation or to help not get constipated?

Fruit,Veg,MiraLax (polyethylene glycol): 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 (polyethylene glycol) or benefiber. Colace + pericolace are safe + effective to prevent + treat. Senakot, exlax and Dulcolax are much stronger + very effective when constipated. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
Please suggest what food will prevent constipation?

Please suggest what food will prevent constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

18

18
What are some good food habits to avoid constipation?

Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and fluids, at least one ounce per pound of body weight per day. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat constipating foods such as dairy, cheese, etc in moderation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

20

20
Which foods contain fibre? Does mangoes help in constipation?

Which foods contain fibre? Does mangoes help in constipation?

Google search it!: This is easy information to find in books, magazines and in Google.com. But in general, all fruits and also all vegetables contain ample amounts of fiber and will help control your constipation provided you use them for each meal(3-5 servings per day). Oat meal for break fast is another good source. yes mangoes also give you good amount of fiber. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
381 doctors shared insights

Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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