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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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What health problems can constipation cause?

What health problems can constipation cause?

Constipation: Chronic constipation can cause hemorrhoids as well as diverticulosis . Diverticulosis can become infected diverticulitis and lead to perforation abscess and life threatening intrabdominal sepsis. Diverticulosis can also cause life threatening hemorrhage. ...Read more

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I have problem of constipation.What to do now?

I have problem of constipation.What to do now?

Nutrition & exercise: Ha! bet you weren't expecting this answer again! but it's true! healthy nutrition w/lots of fiber & fluids (water, not soda pop & alcohol) are key to maintaining good bowel function. That & staying active w/regular physical activity. Some folks to do need help in form of osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or fiber like psyllium. But try to avoid regular use of stimulant laxatives like exlax. See doc 2. ...Read more

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What to do for constipation problem during cold?

What to do for constipation problem during cold?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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How to solve constipation. Its my problem for almost 11 years.

How to solve constipation. Its my problem for almost 11 years.

Diet modification: Use a diet diary to determine if you can what foods might be constipating you. Secondly cut down on dairy products which are constipating you. Also increase the fiber you are eating in the form of fruits, vegetables and high fiber cereals. Make an appointment with a gastroenterologist for a possible colonoscopy to see if you have any type of obstruction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does constipation start getting to be a problem?

Can you tell me when does constipation start getting to be a problem?

Why: Be specific , how is your constipation, eat 5 prunes and 5 figs , aloe leaf cap every day to plumb the system. You eat every day you should go every day. Stool sitting gets toxin absorbed and not healthy. Drink 3--4 glasses of water on rising every a.M you would be happy. ...Read more

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I have had problems with constipation since I was little. What can I do?

I have had problems with constipation since I was little. What can I do?

Fiber/water: Constipation and hemorrhoids can be treated by changing a diet to include lots of fiber (fruits and vegetables are best for this - pills/powders not as much) and at the same time markedly increasing water intake (not soda, not coffee). The goal is to have soft mushy stools a couple of times a day. ...Read more