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Why Am I Always Constipated
See your doctor: Bloating can be caused by constipation or other gastrointestinal conditions like irritable bowel disease, parasites, or celiac disease. It can also be related to your hormonal cycle. However, it is one of the symptoms that can appear with early ovarian cancer. Please get an exam, including a gyn exam. ...Read more
See doctor: Increased hunger can have many causes including psychological. See your pcp without delay for proper diagnosis to rule out medical reasons for increased hunger/appetite. Meantime, write down all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements, alcohol/drug/tobacco use and current life stresses. Take care. ...Read more
Possible causes: Coughing can be caused by several different etiologies including infection/inflammation of the respiratory tract (bronchitis, pneumonia), allergy, or could atypical symptoms of asthma or acid reflux. Please consult with your primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Possibly hypothyroid: It is impossible for me to know, though perhaps from looking at your picture it is because you are skiing! but i doubt you are always skiing. The first thing i think of when someone is always cold is hypothyroidism. Have your doc check free T3 (liothyronine) as well as tsh. See http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/long-and-pathetic/ for a list of other symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Depends: If you're worried when an ordinary person of your social status would not be, then you may have generalized anxiety disorder. Gad is the most common problem in neuropsychiatry. Please check with your doctor to be screened for this common condition. Needless worry can also be part of other conditions, so a visit with your doctor would again be important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ur body speaks...: Diarrhea could suggest feelings of loss of control or feeling unprepared & disorganized. Diarrhea reflects a fear of the next step because we have not yet handled this particular area of our life. We are "running" for it. In this way, it does seem to relate to nervousness! the body speaks in metaphors & of course the more info available, the easier the interpretation...&healing...Wishing u well! ...Read more
I do not know: This is certainly a very vague question and without sitting down and discussing all your concerns and exactly why you have been getting upset, etc, it is impossible to tell you. I recommend you see a good therapist or health care provider to examine you and start to examine what exact issues you have. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may sound counter-intuitive but regular exercise may help.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Need basics: start with the basics- enough sleep at the right time, meaning no night owl activities, regular healthy meals on time, wake up early and be more active to be more fit, avoid alcohol or drugs. if none of these pertain to you, check out your moods- are you sad often? try to some form of exercise. ...Read more
Because you're: Overweight. You're probably already Insulin resistant and at high risk for the development of diabetes in the future. Your doctor can check you for thyroid deficiency and other chronic causes of fatigue, but weight is number one on the list, followed closely by depression. ...Read more
Scybalous stool: Hard pellet-like (scybalous) stool, associated with passage of mucus, suggests several possibilities: constipation-variant irritable bowel syndrome (c-ibs), rectal dyssynergia due to altered rectal tone/sensation, partial obstruction likely due to adhesions. Work-up may include: colonoscopy to evaluate the bowel, sitz marker testing to distinguish normal- versus slow-transit constipation, ct scan. ...Read more
I can't give you....: .a specific diagnosis, but can relate some possibilities. Overeating, eating too quickly, gastric reflux (acid indigestion), gall bladder problems, meds like metformin, fatty foods, stress, anxiety or guilt and incomplete emptying of the stomach (gastroparesis) are all possibilities. I probably left out a few. In any case, it's not normal, so see your doctor! Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Colonoscopy: See a surgeon or GI for a colonoscopy to rule out a stricture or tumor that could be obstructing you (less likely). Then ... Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. ...Read more
Constipation : There is a big list of causes common causes include lack of fibre in diet , inadequate fluid intake, medications, irritable bowel syndrome, immobility, hypothyroidism, colon cancer, anal fissure . http://patient.info/doctor/constipation-in-adults-pro ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irregular diet: Most people can avoid constipation if they ate a regular diet containing fruits and vegetables ( esp those with a lot of fiber) . Regular exercise or other activities can also help. Plenty of water keeps the stool moist and soft when it come out. Once all of these factors are met ,then you need to train your body to go and evacuate as soon as you get the feeling that you have to go. ...Read more
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
Many things: Constipation can be caused by lot of problems. Though usually diet related, other causes are medications (narcotics) or (less commonly) hypothyroidism. The first thing you should do is evaluate how much water you are taking in a day (>8 cups/day) and how much fiber you are eating (25 to 35 g/day). If that doesn't work, look to see if you are taking too many constipating foods like dairy or pasta. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, your baby could be constipated. Breast-fed babies rarely get constipated, but formula-fed babies can get constipated if they over-feed. The quality of the stool is the best way to judge it. Turn one of your baby's poopy diapers upside-down (this works best over your bathtub). If the poop falls out easily, your baby likely is constipated. Give some water or pear juice to your baby to help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Constipation: Drink fluids half should be water half gatorade , milk, juices ( too much water and you dilute the sodium in your body which is not good). Eat high fiber foods, 1 cup of oatmeal or lentil or barley or brown rice a day ( white rice is not good fiber), kale, beans, avocados, strawberries ,apples with skin also contain fiber Exercise ,when we move we move our intestines (they jiggle inside) . ...Read more
Change his/her diet: Constipation often happens with toddlers. They are generally picky eaters. Increase water, fruits, veggies, fruit juices, and fiber. Have a daily poop schedule to encourage taking the time to defecate. If the problem continues you may need to see your doctor for stool softeners or laxatives. ...Read more
Adrenals: When adrenals are stressed - body goes into stress mode so does not have time to poop. So taking adhs (vasopressin) will reset and normalize helps to relieve constipation. The other things that normalize gut galactan, b complex, lecithin, butyric acid, cholrella. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiber/Water: Most constipation can be treated with fiber (like prunes) and proper hydration. Adding a stool softener may also be very effective. Save the laxatives for last and don't take more often then just a few days or laxative dependency may occur. If this does not worth see your healthcare provider a more potent form of laxitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe & available for anyone over 2, & assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent ...Read more
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No: No this is constipation! get on a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. You need to eat and drink properly for normal bowel function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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