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What is the treatment for constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology

In brief: Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go.
Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you.

In brief: Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go.
Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dr. Antoanella Calame
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