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Which natural remedies can cure constipation?

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Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
8 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy Habits

Constipation should be treated intially by examining your daily habits.
Most individuals will benefit from 1. Eating regular meals at the same time each day. 2. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day 3. Adding fiber (1 teaspoon or 3 pills) with each meal 4. Gentle daily exercise. 5. Limit alcohol, and caffeine. If symptoms persist after 2 weeks of this routine see your doctor.

In brief: Healthy Habits

Constipation should be treated intially by examining your daily habits.
Most individuals will benefit from 1. Eating regular meals at the same time each day. 2. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day 3. Adding fiber (1 teaspoon or 3 pills) with each meal 4. Gentle daily exercise. 5. Limit alcohol, and caffeine. If symptoms persist after 2 weeks of this routine see your doctor.
Dr. Joshua Katz
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Dr. Denise Elser
berries pack the most impact in terms of fiber from food. Lettuce/ salad is somewhat overrated. In older people, increased calories may be needed. colonic massage, or massaging your own belly serially along the route of the large colon (an upside down "U") can help.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
would watch liquid intake in people with CHF, kidney failure and swelling
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: #1 is diet

First answer is great.
Additionally eating "p" fruits -peach, pear, plum, prune, pineapple, papaya, pomegranate, pumpkin, and peas all begin with a "p" and make you poop. There is an herbal tea called smoothe move tea (i did not make that up!) that can help alleviate the symptoms. Chiropractic care, craniosacral and yoga can also help a lot!

In brief: #1 is diet

First answer is great.
Additionally eating "p" fruits -peach, pear, plum, prune, pineapple, papaya, pomegranate, pumpkin, and peas all begin with a "p" and make you poop. There is an herbal tea called smoothe move tea (i did not make that up!) that can help alleviate the symptoms. Chiropractic care, craniosacral and yoga can also help a lot!
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

Magnesium, vitamin c and essential fatty acids will cure constipation in the right doses.

In brief: Several

Magnesium, vitamin c and essential fatty acids will cure constipation in the right doses.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Arabinogalactan

Need both arabinogalactan and lecithin for poor bowel emptying.

In brief: Arabinogalactan

Need both arabinogalactan and lecithin for poor bowel emptying.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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