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What Should I Eat To Get Rid Of Chronic Constipation
See below: The cause of chronic constipation in most cases is uclear. Potential causes include celiac disease, thyroid disease, hypercalcemia, adhesions, outlet dysfunction, poor diet and medications among others. The best initial treatment is a stool softener such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily. If you have bleeding, weight loss or are over 50 you should have a colonoscopy if you haven't already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from heart palpitations every now and then, have chronic constipation. Are they related?What can I do to get rid of heart palpitations?
Probably not: The two problems are probably not related. In young healthy people, heart palpitations are most often caused by early heartbeats, or premature ventricular contractions, which are often brought on by stress or caffeine. If they continue for several minutes or happen more frequently, though, you should see a doctor to have a heart tracing or ekg done, to be sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more
Tried everything to get rid of huge stomach due to chronic constipation doesn't work, last chance is a colon hydrotherapy is it worth it?
Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal distension ; bloating ; not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic ; inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered ; addressed. Hydrotherapy addresses none of these. Get evaluated first pls. ...Read more
Please tell me, could belive me it is possible to get ileostomy surgery for chronic constipation in which all of other treatment doesn't help ?
Yes, but...: That would be a truly last ditch effort to treat an otherwise benign problem. In addition to the potential complications of the operation itself, the side effects and possible future complications are significant, and changes one's lifestyle forever. Seeing an experienced surgeon can help with options. If you've already seen one, go see another. ...Read more
Several ways to help: A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives: bulk laxatives(fiber supplements) with a lot of water. Stimulantsdulcolax. Lubricant enema. Stool softeners, make the stool softer. Osmotics mirlax. Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more
Is there any medical treatment that aims to clean out the bowels completely? I am suffering from chronic constipation and I need suggestions.
What would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation?
4 daily doses of Miralax or 2 daily doses of Miralax W/30ml of Lactulose?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
I have IBS & chronic constipation,I visited many doctors ,tried everything to help with constipation but nothing worked.What to do to prevent piles?
First things first: The first thing you have to do is check your diet. The most common cause of constipation is dietary. Common cause are all the grains- rice, barley, oats, split peas; also milk and banana. Cut these out of diet for a week and you should see a significant change in your stooling. ...Read more
Chronic constipation. I eat less. If i eat more then i gain weight. I do very average physical activity. ?
Fibers and fluids: Benefiber, metamucil, fibercon are all effective and safe. Increase fluids and keep active. Roughages such as fresh/leafy veggies and fruits are healthy and will help constipation as well. Mineral oil can also be used because it is not absorbed. Keep active and drink plenty of fluid regularly. Hypothyroidism can cause constipation, and many medications do too, so consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more