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Pl. suggest Cure from Constipation
How can I help you?
Suffering from Constipation since last many months
May I know how frequently do you pass stool?
I would also like to know your age and gender?
Are you there?
I am 43 yrs of age, 5'6" weigh 97 Kg. On an average twice a day I go to toilet but it takes long time and still not staisfied.
May I know your gender?
Since when do you have this issue?
last 6 to 7 months
Have you seen a doctor?
Do you have any other medical illness?
Are you there?
I have seen doctors both allopathy & homeopathy
i do not have any other medical illness - blodd pressure 90/140
Are you on any regular medicines?
presently I am taking livoluk as advised by our company physician
Has that helped you?
i was also advised to do a regular exercise. I t has helped to some extent but still not staisfied
Let me brief you.
The amount of stool and its consistency is based on the type of food you eat, the amount of fluid you take and your physical activities.
Less commonly some medical conditions will result in constipation.
If you are not eating the proper diet and not drink sufficient fluids then you will end up with constipation.
Are you following?
So the primary treatment is to change your diet.
You need to add plenty of fibre rich food such as green vegetables, whole grains and ceraals in your diet.
In addition to it supplement with atleast 6-8 glass of water every day.
I also suggest my patients to add all type of fruits to it.
Banana has stool softening properties. It has immensely helped my patients with constipation.
i am a vegetarian and generally have green vegetables in diet, water consuomption is also advised by you
You can take one before bed and one as you wake up.
I will try banana as advised
The fibre content in your diet should be maximum as it forms the bulk of stool.
Along with these changes, I would suggest you to start the day with a glass of warm water and a banana.
Exercise (atleast an early morning walk) is preferred.
They should help you pass stools.
If you feel you have tried enough fibres and fluids
then you can consult a gastroenterologist
Since you are over weight, it is advisable to get your thyroid and blood sugar checked again.
I think this was suggested to me and thyroid test was negative
Low thyroid hormones and abnormal sugar can alter your stool habits too.
If it was tested and negative, then that is ok
Get the diet and exercise habit going
before consulting a gastroenterologist
should I do the thyroid test and blood sugar and consult you again
Hope this helped.
If the test was more than 3 months old, please recheck them.
yes it was, i wil get it checked once again
The tests - Thyroid profile and blood sugar are better done in a fasting state.
Do you have any more questions?
Thanks Doctor. Bye
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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