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What Foods Or Drinks Are Good For Constipation
What kind of foods are best for children with constipation problems. Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt, supplements or other? What foods are to be avoided?
Constipation: Probiotics are helpful, but I prefer a diet high in fiber. Think figs, prunes, sweet potatoes, whole grains (Multigrain Cheerios, breads), and just about any vegetable you can get them to eat. Greek yogurt is all the rage regarding fats, but I would simply just steer away from artificial flavors and colors (and let's not forget about high fructose corn syrup). I also like molasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Just eat right: The liver is a marvelous organ, capable of doing many jobs at once and capable of enormous healing, even to the point of regrowing to replace removed portions. The same diet that's good for you is good for your liver: low fat, no grease, vitamin rich. Special pills etc are not needed if your healthy. A daily vitamin can't hurt but avoid herbals unless you know what you are taking. ...Read more
Clear liquids: This depends in part on what is the cause of the upset stomach. Breads tend to be a little harsh and may increase acidity. You will be safer with clear liquids, juices, jello, ginger ale and some find relief with pudding and ice cream. Most stomach upsets are short term but if you have a consistent problem you should see your GI doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DIARRHEA DIET..: If breast feeding, continue. If formula fed, and diarrhea is more than 7-10 days, can give lactose free formula for 2 weeks. Give pediallyte equal amount for each stool volume, for each diarrhea, no juice. Food: bananna, rice, applesauce, chicken/soup, yogurt. You should have mentioned the age of the baby to have more precise answer. Good luck. ...Read more
Avoid sour juices: Acid tases sour, thus the more sour the juice the higher the acidity. So, if you have trouble with reflux/acidity problem, avoid sour juices/foods. Just remember, for example, making lenomade with lots of sugar will not get rid of the acid, it just masks it. So choose naturally nonsour jucice: prune, peach, mango, banana, apple, apricot etc...Consult doc/nutristionist if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
What is H Pylori and what foods should I avoid? Are there any natural things to eat or drink to help with symptoms?
2 questions here: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer, then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, please re-ask. ...Read more
The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! ...Read more
Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds?
What foods do better in having a BM?
If meds is cause, solution?
Yes ...: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially containing bran, is a good choice. Also beans, high fiber/whole grain bread, dried fruit, berries, nuts, plums/pears, apples, broccoli. Lots of water and exercise also help. Talk with doc about med change, but usually diet changes will work. Good luck! ...Read more
It's bunk: Look, you put protein as meat then it's considered bad, but the same compounds in nuts are considered good. First, if you breath really really rapidly you become alkaline. You also become UNCONSCIOUS. Body corrects acidity in a narrow range. By many ways. trying to be alkaline CAN NOT WORK. ...Read more
High fiber: A high fiber diet is generally helpful since the bulk in the diet helps to decrease the cramping. Also look for food that are not too high in serotonin, since serotonin in the gut is a contributing factor. Foods high in serotonin may initially be high in tryptophan like turkey, milk. They get converted from tryptophan to serotonin in the body. ...Read more
Ingredient ideas...: Spinach, carrots, mango, apples, pears, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries Try avocado to make it creamy and it boosts calories. ...Read more
Decaf or no caf: Most decaffeinated beverages have some caffeine. There are non caffeine teas and other drinks such as soda and chocolate can have caffeine or substances that have the same or similar effects. The question might be what is the problem that you are having.?Is it anxiety or panic? If so these symptoms might need to be addressed by a psychological eval in addition to cutting down or out the caffeine. ...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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