constipated, what should I do?
Topic: constipated, what should I do?
November 22, 2019 / By Salal Question:
I am really constipated. What can I do? I tried kidney beans, and it didn't help much. Will prune juice help? I also drink water. And how would prune juice help get me un-constipated?
how would that help?
would that include prune juice?
Thank you!! You're the only person who is helping
I will get prune juice today
I will try tea too. Thanks! I guess beans are not so helpful
Thank you! :)
You are the 3rd person with a helpful answer!!
Best Answers: constipated, what should I do?
Murphy | 4 days ago
Yes, prune juice works as a natural laxative. Just don't drink too much of it, or you could end up with diarrhea, which is the opposite problem. Start with one juice glass size, and if that doesn't work, gradually increase the amount. Also, drink lots of water and increase the fiber in your diet by eating more fruits, veggies and whole grains. Stay away from the sugary and starchy foods, and the greasy, cheesy fast foods.
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Originally Answered: my dog is constipated, i think?
What part of being constipated, can barely walk, can't jump etc., makes your mother think the dog is doing well? I'll bet if she was constipated and could barely walk she would take herself to a doctor.
It's against the law to withold vet treatment from a sick dog and she can be charged. The fine will cost her a lot more than a vet visit and as a bonus she'll have a conviction for animal cruelty recorded against her name. If she thinks this is a load of codswallop tell her to check the law out herself.
I feel so sorry for kids who have parents who refuse to pay for a vet visit for their sick dogs. These poor kids are beside themselves with worry about their animals and they can't do a thing about it. When a parent agrees to own an animal they are obligated to care for it properly.
Let your mother see you are serious about getting this dog to a vet. Call a low cost shelter or human society and explain the situation. They may be able to suggest something for you. Let your mother hear you making the calls. It might shame her into doing the right thing.
Is there anyone else in your family you can ask for help? An auntie or an other adult family member?
Hot coffee or tea works great to get digestive tract moving! Water is good too, so is prune juice. In the future, drink a cup of prune juice a day, beans are constipating. Metamucil is good too.
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You need dietary fiber on a regular basis - whole grain cereals & breads, some beans, vegetables & fruit - eat some of it every day to stay regular.
Prune juice works - usually within a few hours (I think). I'm not exactly sure how, but it does for most people.
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There isn't really much you can do, other than trying to prepare so it doesn't happen again. The digestive system is not set up to help you digest food which has already been digested, so there is really no way in helping. I also read online that lemon-juice in water may possibly help.
The only other advise I can give s to get more exercise, eat more fiber, and dink more water so this doesn't happen again.
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Originally Answered: Is my dog constipated.or is it something else?
Is she drinking enough water? Whenever the body starts to get depleted of fluids, it starts trying to conserve it and will, thus, send less of it into the intestines to mix with the feces and make it soft. If she isnt drinking much, try giving her low-sodium broth (chicken or beef). If she'll drink that, it will be sufficient enough water for now. Also, as someone already suggested, give her a couple tablespoons of mineral oil by mouth (good luck!) and, if you have an eye dropper, GENTLY give her an eye dropper full of mineral oil up her rear end. The "skin tenting test", where you pinch the skin on her shoulders to see if it springs back, is NOT an accurate (or even near-accurate) way to test for dehydration. Only blood work can verify that. By the time the skin no longer springs back, the dog is severely dehydrated. As for the pumpkin, keep trying it but if it isnt working, go to plan B. Try the mineral oil. Do not give her any bowel stimulants. Since she's already trying to pass bricks, stimulating her bowels to do it faster will only make it worse. Stool softeners only!!