What will help with chronic constipation?

Fluids. Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. Sometimes adding a prokinetic like regla, rx from doctor can help with your other 2 medical diagnoses. Check with your GI doctor.

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What are good ways to help with chronic constipation? I've done fiber, enamas, laxatives.

Change diet. Try a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruit and lean meat. Every morning when you wake up drink 32 ounces of water. It's ok if it takes you 15-20 minutes to do this. Try to drink another 32 ounces of water through out the rest of the day. This should jump start your digestive tract and get it functioning properly. If this doesn't work after 3-4 days I suggest you see an MD ASAP. Good luck. . Read more...

Can you please describe the natural herbs that can help with chronic constipation?

Change your diet and. Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. Read more...

Would taking probiotics help with chronic constipation?

Probiotic research. indicates that they help w/constipation. Here's a summary: "slowed “gut transit time” by 12.4 hours, increased the number of weekly bowel movements by 1.3, and helped soften stools," Dr. Ohira's brand is a well-respected one. Peace and good health. Read more...

I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?

Melanosis coli. Melanosis coli is a completely benign condition seen on colonoscopy (the inside of the colon has dark brown or even black markings). It's most often seen in people who take laxatives on a long-term or chronic basis. The melanosis coli is not a problem in and of itself--but it tells the doctor you have had constipation for a long time which can lead to other problems, like diverticulosis. Read more...
Benign. Melanosis coli is a benign condition that causes yellowish discoloration of colon that occurs due to excessive use of plant based laxatives such as senna. It is not associated with any serious condition. . Read more...
Long-term unknown. melanosis Cole I is not a serious disease. It looks bad because the mucosa is completely black. It causes pigment deposition and this can be seen under the microscope. This does not seem to cause any cancer or increased risk of infection or blood problems. There are other treatment for chronic constipation I feel the best one is polyethylene glycol so called MiraLAX it is Lawyer and very effective. Read more...

What's chronic constipation???

Varies. Some people have only one bowel movement a week, yet are not uncomfortable and for them this is quite normal. Other people feel very uncomfortable with bloating and passage of only small,hard stools from once a week to even less often than that. They are advised to avoid harsh laxatives and enemas, and instead drink adequate amounts of daily fluids,eat plenty of high fiber foods,stool softeners. Read more...

Chronic constipation in toddlar?

Should be treated. It can significantly impact toilet training. Many toddlers learn to withhold their stools, leading to encopresis. Treat now! give more water, more fiber, and encourage rewards for bowel movements. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of dairy for your child, because too much milk is often a factor. Read more...
Constipation. Just answered a similar q, few hrs ago. Give extra fluid, more fibers in diet, oatmeal cereal, prune juice, leafy vegetables. Avoid fatty, fried food for sometimes. Can give mineral oil 1-2 teaspoonful twice daily mixed w/food. If not better, miralex 1-2 teaspoonful in milk or gatorade 1-2/d. If not work, see the doc. To rule out other causes. Read more...

How to stop chronic constipation?

Diet and Medicines. First you have to find the cause of it, most likely it is due to lack of fiber in the diet. You can try different laxatives and seek consultation to get further testing. Read more...

How come I have chronic constipation?

There are series of . Tests sometimes requiring biopsies to diagnose the etiology of constipation. Unfortunately its not a simple answer. You need to see a GI doctor to do a complete history annd physical and appropriate tests need to be done to dignose your condition. Read more...

How can you cure chronic constipation?

Diet. Take a good look at your diet. Are there any foods that you eat that are constipating? Increase the fluid in your diet along with fibre and fresh fruits and veggies. Read more...