My father has constipation problem, his doctor told him prune juice will help. The question is how much should he drink a day, one big glass/day? I heard that it's more effective when drink warmed prune juice? Thanks in advance!
as we called it where i worked, the geriatric cocktail. About 90-120 ccs heated should do the trick..bout 1/2 to 1 cup.
I know you should eat and drink more water, and grains, but could you give you me some recommendation for healthy, nutritious, and high in fiber, low in sodium food or snack?
Also, how does constipation occur?
i have been constipating for about 1 week, and i am taking medication from doctor, i need a faster way to cure it, so i could be back on the track.
The best long term cure I've found is a primarily vegetarian diet, plenty of water, some probiotics, proper weight management, and lots of daily exercise.
This is kind of my "cures what ails ya" strategy. Works for just about everything. Things have been working smoothly ever since.
What causes constipation is a bit complicated. Has to do with diet and flora (bacteria) balance in the intestine….
I read that metformin causes diarrhea but I have constipation. Doe's anyone have the same problem and what do they do?
Metformin doesn't cause constipation… poor diet does. Eat more fruits and vegetables. I promise, everything will come out fine.
I always just got cramps during my period but now I have constipation and I feel tired and a little sick to my stomach as well. I was just wondering if these things are normal or not?
yes it is completly normal. try drinking more water and maybe try midol.
hope i helped, good luck!
I have been constipating for the last few times that I have gone! I really hate it, the last time I noticed there was a little spot of blood (tiny), what can cause constipation? And what foods can i eat to help it??? Thanks for the help.
eat lots of fiber salad ,fruits like apple ,riped papaya,grapes
drink atleast 6-8 glasses of water .. In winter lukewarm water is good …avoid eating refined flour foods like white bread, pizza,etc ..eat veggies…
i hope it will help …
dont ignore this problem some time this problem leads to haemmoriods,anal fissure etc…
A friend of mine overseas (lebanon) has trouble with stomach pain and constipation. I am 100% sure its diet related. Can anyone point me to a site or information that will give me a diet that could be followed in Beirut?
Are there any health food stores in Beirut?
Your friend should avoid greasy,high fat food and acidic food like citrus juices, carbonated drinks. A tablespoon of coriander seeds is a natural home remedy for stomach aches, to be eaten after meals. More home remedies for stomach ache at http://www.aches.in/homeremediesstomachache.html
I am five weeks pregnant and the last few days I have had constipation….I can go but its hard to not much of it at all….what can I do? any insight would be helpful thanks!
It's terrible, isn't it? It's caused by the pregnancy hormones slowing down your digestive system. Scientists think this is so the body can get every little bit of nutrition from the food you eat, which might have been important hundreds of years ago.
I found that the kind of fiber in whole grains didn't help as much as eating fresh veggies. I have some celery, carrot sticks, bell peppers, etc. with every meal, and fruit with breakfast. Lots of salad, too. It's the only thing that really helped me…. even softeners did nothing.
By the way, my record for not going was 10 days. Consider yourself lucky.
I'm breastfeeding my 10 week old also feeding her formula, but enfamil lipil with iron is giving her constipation, and I've researched and it appears that similac advance and nestle good start are the best? So which one should I use? (I know I should probably consult my pediatrician about this but I was just wondering so I would know before I went in to see the pediatrician.) Thanks!
I don't know if you're keen on home remedies, but I have something simple that my grandmother has used for over 50 years.
Chamomile tea – add a bit of sugar and keep it warm and she will be pooping in no time. Most of time she will still be drinking while she fills her diaper. It also gives them a new taste.
I used it for both my kids…it also works wonders when they have upset tummies.
What diet should I have to rid of constipation?
Any idea how can I get a healthy intestinal transit?
High fiber diets are the best for your intestinal tract and for constipation. The fiber helps stimulate your GI tract to push everything down and out. high fiber diets are also a good way to protect yourself from colon cancer. you can find fiber in cereal, whole grain bread, fruits and vegetables. you can also take a fiber supplement, but it is never as good as getting it in your diet.
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When youâre constipated, there are many things going on inside your body that you may have no idea of. For example, if youâre not moving your bowels in a proper fashion, it can lead to a build-up of toxins that get re-absorbed into the bloodstream. As the toxins rush throughout your body, they send your systems into a frenzy. Your body is fighting the toxins so hard that other functions just canât be handled. What happens is your immune system lowers, your digestive system is already wrecked and your sex drive suffers.
How to tell if YOU are Constipated
At any time, over 4 million Americans are suffering from constipation. To say itâs almost epidemic is an understatement! And those are the ones actually going to the doctor for it, not the people simply using over-the-counter treatments. Whatâs important to know is that you can be having bowel movements and still be diagnosed with constipation.
If you have two or less bowel movements in a week, you can be classified as constipated. If you have to strain, or have incomplete bowel movements 25% of the time you go, you are constipated. Likewise, if you experience black, small, hard and pebble-like stools, or thin pencil-sized stools, youâre constipated.
Itâs important to understand that constipation is usually derivative of an underlying cause. It can be something as simple as an improper diet or as severe as diabetes. You need to be aware that you donât get constipated for no reason. Blood sugar levels, diseases like diabetes and medications can all affect your digestive system in a negative way. These same reasons can also be adding to your sexual problems.
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How to Get the Drive Back
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Adding a proper exercise routine and changing your diet to include more fiber and water will help maintenance your clean, new system. A good diet should include 25 to 35 grams of fiber per day. Most Americans only get about 15 grams if theyâre lucky. That adjustment alone can work wonders for your digestive system. A colon cleanse may be just the spark you need to re-ignite your life. You can say goodbye to constipation and hello to your partner again, in the bedroom!
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