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Im a 46 year old athletic woman and I've always battled constipation but lately it is worse.. Im under a lot of stress w/ a teenager. Any suggestions?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Plumbing helper
Eat whole grains, lots of fruit&veggies, oatmeal, psyllium, ground flaxseed, metamucil.
Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take over the counter docusate, bisacodyl, or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (take more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when you're really plugged up, less when you're loose-y goose-y). ::high five on the exercise:: often the hardest part to do. Good luck!

In brief: Plumbing helper
Eat whole grains, lots of fruit&veggies, oatmeal, psyllium, ground flaxseed, metamucil.
Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take over the counter docusate, bisacodyl, or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (take more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when you're really plugged up, less when you're loose-y goose-y). ::high five on the exercise:: often the hardest part to do. Good luck!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) water
Drink plenty of water and try a scoop of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) once a day, with plenty of fiber.
If it doesn't improve rapidly, see your doctor.

In brief: Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) water
Drink plenty of water and try a scoop of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) once a day, with plenty of fiber.
If it doesn't improve rapidly, see your doctor.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Thomas Rohde
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: You need more info
Chronic constipation means somethings amiss in your gut - often food allergens undiagnosed.
Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc that can help you evaluate your gut with cdsa test from genova or similar and poss. Igg food allergen testing. Poor absorption with constipation can interfere with neurotransmitter formation so worsens when dealing with stress.

In brief: You need more info
Chronic constipation means somethings amiss in your gut - often food allergens undiagnosed.
Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc that can help you evaluate your gut with cdsa test from genova or similar and poss. Igg food allergen testing. Poor absorption with constipation can interfere with neurotransmitter formation so worsens when dealing with stress.
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Dr. Thomas Rohde
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