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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx? How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Soy milk: Soy milk is constipating. Increase fruits and vegetables, nuts, figs, and dates. Increas high fiber cereals and decrease milk and milk products. ...Read more

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My mother suffers from constipation, what remedy of household products or foods can she consume to relieve her constipation, fast relief

My mother suffers from constipation, what remedy of household products or foods can she consume to relieve her constipation, fast relief

MOM: And plenty of non caffeinated fluids, 80-100 oz per day. No solid food until full evacuation. If no recent colonoscopy and this problem recurs she should get a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm badly constipated.Please suggest some foods to get relieved from this.

I'm badly constipated.Please suggest some foods to get relieved from this.

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

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For 3 days.Intermittent(nausea. Bulging.Left abdominal discomfort.very constipated.2 tired.Zantac (ranitidine) mild relief. Food n water makes it worse. Diagnosis?

For 3 days.Intermittent(nausea. Bulging.Left abdominal discomfort.very constipated.2 tired.Zantac (ranitidine) mild relief. Food n water makes it worse. Diagnosis?

Constipation: Your symptoms may all stem from constipation. You might want to take a laxative like one similar to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or Milk of Magnesia. If your symptoms don't get better in a day or two, you should visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do you relieve constipation?

How do you relieve constipation?

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 more

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How to relieve from constipation?

How to relieve from constipation?

Psyllium Fiber: Psyllium fiber, one teaspoon every night mixed with with a glass of water is a good place to start. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. ...Read more

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How can you relieve constipation?

How can you relieve constipation?

Diet modification: Increase fruits, vegetables and nuts in your diet. Increase the intake of high fiber cereals and reduce the intake of milk and milk products take a laxative as needed. ...Read more

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How can I relieve baby constipation?

How can I relieve baby constipation?

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 more

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How to get relief from constipation?

How to get relief from constipation?

Lots of good oil: And fruits and vegs in your diet can help. Chinese medicine has a product called cholenix that is essentially rhubarb and people find it helpful. Of course you doc is a valuable resource. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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How to relieve constipation in toddlers?

Constipation: Reduce milk and milk products. Add additional fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables as well as raisins, figs, dates and nuts. Also give him high fiber cereal to eat. ...Read more

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How can you quickly relieve constipation?

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

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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

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How can I get relief from my constipation?

Constipation Tx: Natural fiber such as fruits/vegetables, or medicinal such as metamucil. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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