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Will Cranberries Help My Constipation
May or may not help: Prunes/juice can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed-up cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What will help using the bathroom when milk magnesia, magn. Citrate, dulcalax, moralax doesn't help also tryin fiber doesn't help what to do?
Some strains tend to: There are many strains of probiotics. Research shows some strains can help constipation:http://bit.Ly/1dpcmvs i recommend probiotics to patients with constipation. If one type doesn't help try another. Diet & exercise can help too. Many with constipation have magnesium deficiency, hypothyroidism &/or intestinal candidiasis. See http://huff.To/15mbzao, http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 & http://bit.Ly/14aneey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Changes in diet: Avoid lots of complex carbs, eat more stone fruits (plums, peaches, cherries, nectarines, apricots) and pears, and their juices, twice daily. You may need to take a medicine like PEG 3350 and/or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) on a daily basis to aid in softening your stools. ...Read more
No: It won't help at all, and it will probably hurt a lot. Don't do it. ...Read more
I suffer badly from constipation and also trying to loose weight. Will drinking green tea with no suger help me loose the weight and become regular?
Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?
Water retention: Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with your physician's approval. Sipping green tea can help as it has a diuretic effect. So can exercise. ...Read more
No: No, it won't. Thanks for trusting Healthtap! ...Read more
1st Dietary Measures: Dr mcgraw's answer is true. But if constipated, meaning discomfort with defecation, then more dietary fiber such as prunes or vegies. Also consider if there is anything being eaten that binds the baby. For example , milk/dairy is common cause of constipation in children. Suppositoties are more a last resort in my opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Prune Juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Some benefit from 4 oz, increase to what works. ...Read more
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