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What Foods 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
For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx?
How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?
Hernia not the cause: Hernias don't cause constipation. If you have a hernia, and it's causing pain with bowel movements due to a large size, you should have it looked at soon by a general surgeon. You can find one interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. https://americanherniasociety.org/ Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have IBS with both diariaha and constipation . I have started dropping out of my favorite things because it is uncontrollable diariaha. What can I do to get relief? I've cut out a lot of foods.
Just coming off the BRAT diet & now I'm experiencing constipation instead of diarrhea. What natural food or liquid can I take for quick relief?
The Brat's Revenge: Why don't you chill on that. Let your poor G.I. tract readjust and normalize.Unless you're so stopped-up your ears are pulsating, just eat a normal diet with plenty of liquids and fiber and see what happens over the next few days.Prune or other thick concentrated fruit juices(apricot,pear)work for some people.Metamucil might get the gut going but don't stress over it, that'll just make it worse ...Read more
Is it possible that the organic soy milk i'm consuming is constipating me also what are some foods you recommend eating for constipation relief?
My mother suffers from constipation, what remedy of household products or foods can she consume to relieve her constipation, fast relief
Many things: Best recommendation is first, drink a lot of water during the day and get out and exercise. Walking or jogging are easy & safe. For foods try figs one or two daily, oat cereals like Cheerios, yogurt like Activia daily and foods high in bran & roughage . When in doubt go to the internet & remember when nature calls answer the call ASAP. It would also be OK to start Senokot-D as an example. ...Read more
For 3 days.Intermittent(nausea. Bulging.Left abdominal discomfort.very constipated.2 tired.Zantac (ranitidine) mild relief. Food n water makes it worse. Diagnosis?
Abdominal pain under xyphoid process, tender to touch left side,nausea, pain worse when hungry relieve with food. Constantly feel full even with out eating. Alternating constipatio diarrhea. Difficulty swallowing. Duration 2 months?
Needs evaluation: The location of pain and relief with food is consistent with peptic acid problems like GERD but could include gastric ulcer or H pylori infection. Constipation alternating with diarrhea is more commonly seen with irritable bowel syndrome but could be dietary or inflammatory bowel disease as well. After exam and possible labs, endoscopy or other imaging studies may be recommended. I wish you well ...Read more
Fiber.: Constipation has no cure. We recomend a diet rich in fiber ( vegetables & fruits). Take stool softeners ( daily) and laxatives as necessary ( if no bm in 3 d) if the constipation is new or recent pt. Needs a colonoscopy. Avoid rice or apple associated foods. Increase fluid intake and exercise. Avoid calcium or iron pills. Increase intake of prunes, citrucel. Use suppositories, fleet or fullenemas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiber and low iron: If formula fed, you can switch your baby to a low iron formula. You can try 2-4 oz of fruit juice (apple, prune or pear juice) or 1 tsp brown sugar mixed with 1 oz of water 2-4x/day. Try pureed prune or pear if your baby is eating solids. A glycerin suppository for babies works also but don't use it too often. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it.A detailed hist and phys isrequired including surgical history.Treatment also depends on the severity of symptoms. Generally speaking increase water intake, high fiber diet, and stool softeners are recomm.Laxatives are ok for prn use at times but should not be used chronic. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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