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When eve I am constipated I get very very severe headaches ? N I often get constipated ..

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Treat constipation

Sometimes folks report headaches with constipation.
I would recommend first getting a handle on the constipation and see if your headaches don't resolve once you're more regular again. The first place to start is eating a healthy, balance diet with plenty of fiber. See your dr. For more specific help and advice on evaluating headaches, using laxatives, and maybe prescription meds for constipation.

In brief: Treat constipation

Sometimes folks report headaches with constipation.
I would recommend first getting a handle on the constipation and see if your headaches don't resolve once you're more regular again. The first place to start is eating a healthy, balance diet with plenty of fiber. See your dr. For more specific help and advice on evaluating headaches, using laxatives, and maybe prescription meds for constipation.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Many times

Constipation is due to dehydration or not drinking adequate fluids or excessive caffeine or alcohol dehydration can also cause severe headaches.
Try drinking 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily for at least 2 weeks and see if both the diarrhea and constipation improve. If they do, then maintain that level of fluid intake indefinitely. It really does work.

In brief: Many times

Constipation is due to dehydration or not drinking adequate fluids or excessive caffeine or alcohol dehydration can also cause severe headaches.
Try drinking 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily for at least 2 weeks and see if both the diarrhea and constipation improve. If they do, then maintain that level of fluid intake indefinitely. It really does work.
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