Suggest treatment for bloating, weight gain and constipation

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I am having constipation for many years. Though , I am regular walker, active person having fairly good eating habits.
The days I have constipation , I develop bloating, weight gain ahich is quite measurable. I gain 3-4 kgs in 2-3 days .Apart from that I gain in size which is not only at waist, though maximum gain stays at waist. Face becomes puffy.
Have tried Isapgul husk , laxatives like dulcolax, home remedies but never a strong one. I do get some effect for a day or two but not beyond that. Have tried these product for 10-15 days at a stretch. Do not want to take anything habit-forming.
Please suggest
Answered by Dr. Sagar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please take low calorie High fiber diet.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.
I appreciate your concerns.
I have gone through your history thoroughly.
It seems to me that you are probably taking more caloriegenic Food that is giving rise to weight gain and constipation.
For loosing weight and avoiding constipation you have to take more fiber in diet all the times.As fibers increase a bulk formation by absorbing water.
Take low calorie <1600 calorie / day.
Avoid red meat that causes constipation.
Green leafy vegetables are preferable.
Do daily aerobic exercises.

Hope this is helpful.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Sagar 1 hour later
Thanks Doctor XXXXXXX !

I am taking a pretty healthy diet. Low spice and high fibre. Red meat must be oonce in blue moon. Green veggies and curd at least once a day. Daals once a day. Pwer walking for half an hour or more. Waling to work -one km extra. Pretty active otherwise.

Apart from that, my weight increases irrespective of diet if I have constipation. and as soon as its relieved, weight comes down with no or minimal effort.


Answered by Dr. Sagar 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There might be some metabolic cause.

Detailed Answer:
As you have told, I think you are doing the same as i have suggested.
There might be some metabolic cause or this is a habitual constipation problem that run into families.
You can do a Thyroid profile,Fasting and postprandial blood sugar and an ultrasound whole abdomen to rule out any surgical cause.

Hope this is helpful,
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