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What Foods Or Drinks Are Good For Constipation
What can cause feeling full quickly (almost a sick feeling) from not a lot of food and drink? Constipation? Stress? I feel stuffed and don't eat alot.
Hi Doctors.Good Day..i drink very less water in a day and drink 3 to 4 cups of tea a day.how to increase my drinking of water asit causes constipation?
Drink more water: Simple, open the bottle and put in your mouth, drink the water. You need around one liter of fluid in 24 hrs. ...Read more
I eat plenty of fiber- foods of vegetable, fruit, whole grains; Drink plenty of water, exercise regularly. Why do I still get regular constipation?
Bowel motility: dysfunction. You are definitely on the right track with all the things you are doing. But there are some people, in spite of that, whose bowels are just sluggish and the smooth muscle within the bowel wall does not work synchronously to move feces along. Medications have been developed to deal with this; a specialty gastroenterologist has the most experience. Ask for a referral:) ...Read more
What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?
What are fibre foods to eat in pregnancy I am suffering with constipation but drinking water and eating healthily+ lots of fruit it is quite painful?
Fiber supplement?: It sounds like you are doing many of the right things. The best high fiber foods are fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Water is important too. If this is not working then try adding some prunes or prune juice. If you continue having constipation try adding a fiber supplement such as metamucil. ...Read more
Gi issues that stay for weeks, go, & return: bloating, gas after food, nausea after drinking h2o , slow weight gain, alternating constipation/ thin poo?
Nonspecific symptoms: Your symptoms are nonspecific & may be due to gi-related inflammation, infection, motility disorders, or even extra-intestinal pathology. However, irritable bowel syndrome should be strongly considered & appropriately evaluated given your age, duration of distress, alternating stool pattern, & associated functional-sounding complaints. I recommend you see a gastroenterologist (gi specialist). ...Read more
I am vegan and only eat whole foods (fruit, veg, whole grains, beans, etc.), and I drink 2-3 L H2O/day, yet I've been constipated recently. What's up?
A few possibilities: You're correct that a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fiber & water should prevent constipation. However, some vegetables (like cruciferous veggies, esp. raw) can suppress thyroid function and hypothyroidism can cause constipation- see http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 An imbalance of Gi flora (including yeast overgrowth & certain parasites), magnesium deficiency & stress are among other possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate from Walgreens once every couple months just to clean yourself out even if not constipated ?Good taste
Don't bother.: There's really no benefit to intermittently cleaning yourself out like this. You may feel quite good afterwards, but there's no discernible medical benefit, and quite frankly the more intensive forms of cleaning oneself out are rather risky. So, no, I would not advise that you do this. ...Read more
Wen i go on a diet i cut down my food intake even though i drink lots of water and den I am constipated..Is it normal to NT excrete under sch situatn?
Constipation: This is probably related more to a dehydrated state (poor fluid consumption) rather than a reduction in food intake. ...Read more
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