What makes you constipated?

What makes you constipated? Topic: What makes you constipated?
July 20, 2019 / By Amity
Question: I'm 17, 110lbs, 5'7" and I've been on a diet because school is going to start. I've only been eating vegetables and fruit, and only drinking water. I haven't gone to the bathroom (you know which #) in 4 days and I was wondering if it could be because of my diet... Please give me serious answers.
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Watkin Watkin | 10 days ago
Not enough fiber in a diet can cause constipation. I would suggest putting some whole grains in your diet for fiber. Or even nuts, like almonds.
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Watkin Originally Answered: Help! Healthy food makes me constipated!?
Hi I think greasy food helps you in constipating because some of the food are not good like too much oil (which could be oil that is being used over and over again in cooking the food), chilli which could be kep quite long, or some mustard which I believe are not so fresh.. Anyways I think firstly you should exercise, e.g. swimming, jogging, stretching exercises etc at least 3 times a week and each time half an hour. It helps in you movement of your whole body and helps blood flow and therefore helps digestion. Secondly please eat moderately. That is don't overeat and make sure you have a lot of vegetables and fruits plus of course fish (best choice) or chicken or lean meat per meal. Try not to eat too much beef or pork. Try to take soupy meals, it helps in digestion. Dont' sit too long especially at home or when you watch television, some people just become couch potato. I have some good suggestions on nutritious food that I believe will help you. Please do go over and have a look, it might help you. Please go to==> http://www.squidoo.com/mediterraneanhealthydiet, do give me your feedback about fast food versus daily food. I hope the blog would help you in your condition. There is also video where it teaches you about exercise (easy and good ones too) Thank you
Watkin Originally Answered: Help! Healthy food makes me constipated!?
Obviously you are eating enough fiber...how much water do you drink? Because lots of fiber with no water make you bloated. You need to get enough of both, fiber and water in order to get some results, it really helps regulate our intestinal function. I know because I used to have the same problem. Where do you live? If there's a spanish-latino store near by, you can get a spanish tea called "Te Manasul", and drink it according to the indications. It really, really works. I buy it at Pathmark, but if our local Pathmark doesn't carry it, you can also get it online at www.hbamart.com There should be other websites selling it, but make sure it's just "Te Manasul" and not "Manasul-chamomile" or something else. The ingredients of this tea are Cassia angustifolia Vahl. and mentha piperita L. I hope it helps you!!!!

Sage Sage
The first thing I'd like to say is why are you dieting? At 5'7" and 110 lbs, I'd say you were underweight. Second, the type of diet you're on is not healthy for the long term; your body requires protein to maintain muscles. Without protein, you'll only lose muscle, not fat. Third, I do feel that your constipation is due to your diet. The best and most immediate solution for constipation is to purchase glycerin suppositories (and yes, you do put them in the orifice for discharging #2). After about 5 minutes, you will have to go to the bathroom. Urination and excrement is the body's way of eliminating waste; not being able to eliminate waste can result in the build up of toxins in the body...very dangerous health-wise. Be aware that going on this type of diet can be dangerous, because you are denying your body the "fuel" to run effectively. It is better to eat a healthy, balanced diet, reduce fatty foods and sugars, keep drinking water, and find physical activities you enjoy.
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Murdock Originally Answered: Why is it that Advil (ibuprofen) makes me feel constipated ?
That's one of the side effects of ibuprofen. I have no idea what causes it though. You can try a stool softener if it's really bad; that's what I used after I had my son and had some issues with constipation. They aren't as hard on your system as a laxative. They don't work quite as quickly, though, so you still might have some discomfort.

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