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What is the best remedy for Hemroids and constipation? Should I cut down on red meat and bread?

What is the best remedy for Hemroids and constipation? Should I cut down on red meat and bread?

Water and high fiber: I recommend Metamucil at bedtime. Drink plenty of water and stop as much caffeine as you can. Try do keep your stools the consistency of a thick toothpaste, not watery or hard. ...Read more

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My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?

My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?

Chronic constipation: Needs to be assessed by a pediatrician or pediatric gastroenterologist, with a plain x-ray of his abdomen. If he's not "cleaned out" before giving bulk laxatives/prune juice, he'll cramp worse. Stool softeners must be given for 6 months or > after clean-out to prevent stool with-holding, encopresis, & long-term health problems. Reduce intake of milk & milk products to 16-21 ounces/day. ...Read more

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I've had anal fissure for 5 years. It's been really good in the past few months. Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation. What's the best treatment?

I've had anal fissure for 5 years. It's been really good in the past few months. Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation. What's the best treatment?

Chronic: Or recurring anal fissures should be studied since they may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease! Assuming this work-up is negative a steroid (cortisone) Cream may be very helpful!


Hope this helps!
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Which is the best way to get treatment for piles or how to avoid constipation?

Which is the best way to get treatment for piles or how to avoid constipation?

Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to constipation is to use fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day, no straining. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

Cure constipation: The hard stool tears the delicate mucosa. Most constipation comes from lousy diet so try to eat only god made food and leave the "junk" alone, particularly all that sweet stuff, candy, sodas (evendiet) sugar, all the man-made junk that poses as "food"! ...Read more

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If an overweight person has injured their colon due to heavy constipation what is the best treatment possible if one wishes to avoid a surgery?

If an overweight person has injured their colon due to heavy constipation what is the best treatment possible if one wishes to avoid a surgery?

Step therapy: Hello. Start with 4 to 6 glasses a day of water. Also add daily fiber to your diet in the form of something like metamucil. If no response add prunes or prune juice. Thereafter, you may add colace (docusate sodium) 200 mg twice a day. If still not regular see your primary physician and he can continue to maximize medications. Also, you need to evaluate your diet and consider other dx. ...Read more

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Is it true that honey and lemon tea the best remedy to relieve stomach cramp and constipation?

Is it true that honey and lemon tea the best remedy to relieve stomach cramp and constipation?

If it helps: Please use your remedy, if it helps. The proper treatment depends on the cause. For constipation, you may wish to take a fiber laxative like, metamucil, keep well hydrated and get some exercise. ...Read more

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A man agd 48 yr has history of fissure n piles. Every pathy has been used tell me the best homeopathy remedy whch will work for his anal pain constipation?

Chronic Fissure: A fissure associated with piles is considered chronic, and often will not heal without some form of surgery. Results of surgery are very good. The major downside is pain in the perioperative period, which resolves with complete recovery. This surgery is best performed by a colorectal surgeon who understands the disease process. ...Read more

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I've seen different types of OTC laxatives (stimulant, saline, stool softeners, etc.). Which would be best for occasional treatment of constipation?

I've seen different types of OTC laxatives (stimulant, saline, stool softeners, etc.). Which would be best for occasional treatment of constipation?

If occasional: It doesn't matter much what you take, but it sounds like you have a number of GI issues. The best way to treat constipation is to avoid it, but taking in adequate fluid and a good amount of fiber, preferably from natural sources (like fruits/vegetables with lots of roughage). Stimulant laxatives can lead to dependency, and I generally recommend avoiding them. Occasionaf milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is ok. ...Read more

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What are the best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

What are the best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

High fiber food: Eat high fiber foods and drink plenty of water. Recommended buy Metamucil at the pharmacy since it is OTC and well tolerated than other strong laxatives. Metamucil is a fiber supplement you can buy as powder form and mix with water. If you do not wish to take Metamucil, you can always try keeping hydrated and exercise. Narcotics cause constipation and a gentler laxative like Metamucil helps. ...Read more

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What is the remedy of constipation?

What is the remedy of constipation?

Hydrate more: Drink more water or liquids. Also, have more fiber in your diet, meaning eating more cooked vegetables, fresh fruit, and again drinking more purified, clean water. Constipation is a sign of possible dehydration, or even food allergies too. Avoid dairy or cheese, soy, or wheat, and poop regularly! ...Read more

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Treatment of Constipation

Treatment of Constipation

Constipation Rx: Usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax (polyethylene glycol). Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation?

Treatment for constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Constipation what treatment?

HIGH FIBER DIET: Dried prune, pineapple, kidney beans, no milk or decrease it ...Read more

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What is the treatment for constipation?

What is the treatment for constipation?

Most of the time...: Most of the time high-fiber foods and plenty of water. Trouble is, most fiber tastes bad or has a bad texture. There are artificial fiber preparations that are tasteless, and can be added to any drink without making it unpalatable, but bran and bananas are still my favorites. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for constipation?

constipation: In a young male is most often caused by inadequate fluid intake or the wrong fluids and lack of fiber. Both are necessary. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has no fiber and i reserve for the elderly sedentary patients. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, 20 oz additional per 30 minutes of strenuous activity. Eat a good hi fiber diet and don't waste your money on fiber supplements. ...Read more

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What is a quick remedy for constipation?

What is a quick remedy for constipation?

Three Liters: Please drink three liters of water over the next hour and see if this simple and common recommendation helps you. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good natural constipation remedy?

Can you recommend a good natural constipation remedy?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids should do the trick... Nothing more nothing less.
80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure constipation and how long does that take?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure constipation and how long does that take?

Fluids and fiber: Increase fluid, water and fiber in diet. Increase fruits and vegetables, preferably fresh. Decrease the amount od dairy products to include cheese as these foods can constipate. If you take supplements with lots of iron, reduce these too. There are forms of iron that cause less constipation. ...Read more

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Cause & treatment of constipation?

Cause & treatment of constipation?

Multiple causes: If this is a new change in bowel habits you should get a colonoscopy. If it is lifelong then it is your diet that requires attention. It is a common question and reflects the standard american diet (sad). ...Read more

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Are prunes a good remedy for constipation?

All fruits: Vegetables and grains along with adequate fluid(80-100) ounces per day is effective. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic treatment for constipation?

Is there a homeopathic treatment for constipation?

Fiber and fluid: The best treatments for constipation are "homeopathic"- fiber and fluid. Get enough of both, and usually, the constipation will resolve. Remember to eat a balanced diet and stay active as well. With these simple things, most often the problem resolves. True clinical constipation- moving one's bowels less frequently than once in 5 days- is relatively rare, and should be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of constipation and treatment in elderly?

Many symptoms : Elderly it could cause many symptoms including loss of appetite, abdominal pain, mental confusion, and even low grade fever ...Read more

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Is there any remedy to avoid constipation?

Is there any remedy to avoid constipation?

Yes: Drink plenty of water, at least one ounce per pound of body wt. Also, incl plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and fiber from cereals. ...Read more