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Does cheese cause constipation?

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Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Constipation

Constipation refers to inability to pass stool, having to strain to pass stool, or passing hard stools.
It is a function of diet, water intake, medication and lifestyle. Many hard cheeses can contribute to constipation while soft cheese(ricotta, cottage) can cause more looser stools. Eating cheese without sufficient fiber, fluids and fresh fruis and vegetables can contribute to constipation.

In brief: Constipation

Constipation refers to inability to pass stool, having to strain to pass stool, or passing hard stools.
It is a function of diet, water intake, medication and lifestyle. Many hard cheeses can contribute to constipation while soft cheese(ricotta, cottage) can cause more looser stools. Eating cheese without sufficient fiber, fluids and fresh fruis and vegetables can contribute to constipation.
Dr. Joshua Katz
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Yes

And so do other dairy products.

In brief: Yes

And so do other dairy products.
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