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Have a chronic constipation and gas issue, tried triphala. Need diet change? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:good morning doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
Doctor:Are you with me?
User:i have a chornic constipation and gas issue
Doctor:I am sorry to hear that
User:i have tried triphala but it didnt really help
Doctor:Since how long do you have this problem?
Doctor:Chronic constipation seems like there is a problem in your diet
Doctor:You need to make changes in your diet
Doctor:Consume more fibers and liquids
User:i have had this problem for a very long time
User:I have had this issue for a very long time
User:Are you receiving my meesages
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Yes, I am receiving your test
User:and i do eat a lot of fibre and drink a lot of water too
User:but i think i have had this issue always
Doctor:29 years is too early to develop such a problem
User:my stomach would never clear regularly and stuff
Doctor:You must take actions soon
Doctor:How often do you pass your stools?
User:its very irregular
Doctor:Is this Tirthankar?
User:this is XXXXXXX .his wife
Doctor:Is this for you, XXXXXX?
User:yes it is
Doctor:Is there any bleeding while you pass stools?
User:not really
User:i have had this indigestion issue since always i think
Doctor:Do you have to strain a lot while you pass motions?
User:sometimes yes
Doctor:How is your eating habits?
Doctor:Please do not mind me asking you so many questions
Doctor:But we need to find the cause for your problem
User:am glad you are asking
User:i try to have a balanced diet...that includes dal roti sabzi rice vegies
User:i mean my eating habits are normal
User:and i drink a lot of water
Doctor:Please restrict a little on Rotis
Doctor:They may be hard and difficult to digest
Doctor:It is better to get a colonoscopy done
Doctor:to rule organic cause for the constipation
Doctor:It is better to get it done once
User:and is there any medicine that i can take on a regular basis to aid diestion and stuff
Doctor:You can take Psyllium husk mixed in water or milk
User:is that the same as isabgol?
Doctor:Cremaffin plus is one syrup which is helpful but is advised for long term basis
Doctor:Yes, it is
User:can i take it with curd?
Doctor:It is generally not taken with curd what should be the frequency for it
User:and what about cremaffin plus?
Doctor:Psyllium husk can be taken twice daily
Doctor:Cremaffin plus is usually taken around 10 to 15 ml at bedtime
Doctor:But it is prescribed for short term
Doctor:It is a prescription drug, not to be used long term
Doctor:The cause for the constipation has to be concluded upon and then treated accordingly for how long can it be used..10-15 days?
Doctor:Yes, that should be fine
Doctor:Not more than 2 weeks
User:i understand that...but since i have seen nearly everyone in my family facing this issue..i thought its just indigestion or improper digestion..because sometimes i also feel as if food is till the end of my food pipe (i.e. when i havent eaten much) and i read about seemed to be like a gas issue
Doctor:This is a different problem altogether
Doctor:It is related to the upper gastro-intestinal system
Doctor:The constipation is a lower intestinal problem
User:ohk..i get it
Doctor:Yes, the indigestion problem may be due to acid peptic disease
Doctor:Chronic gastritis
User:i thought both of them are caused due to improper digestion
Doctor:The treatment for this is different
User:ohk..and how can this be diagnosed?
Doctor:They may be related but treatment is different for both
Doctor:An upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy can be done to diagnose this
Doctor:I think you will benefit a lot by following agood diet
User:and should i visit a general practitioner for this issue
Doctor:Would you like to go for a consultation with the Dietitian?
Doctor:You should consult a gastroenterologist for this
Doctor:Would you like to go for a consultation with the Dietitian?
User:i am trying to eat frequently..small meals..with more vegetables etc
Doctor:You can take a diet consultation
User:i have just gone in for a dietician
Doctor:It is free for you
Doctor:Would you like it?
User:sure i can..anything that can help
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
Doctor:We shall call you soon and guide you further
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:We shall call you soon and guide you further
User:thank you doctor
Doctor:Please consult a medical Gastroenterologist and discuss about these
Doctor:I wish you quick recovery
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:no..i wanted to discuss only this issue
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Bye for now
User:bye..have agr8 day ahead
Doctor:You too
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