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Having constipation. Taking fruits, meals, castophene tablet in time. Can i have medicine free life?

i hv a consipation prblm for abt more than four five mnths... having fruits guavas bananas at morning tym in empy stomach ... thn at2:00 having simple lunch with daal n roti. thn aftr having a fruit or tea somtym. in dinner again vegetable , roti n milk... even taking tablet castophene. get sm relief with it. but dnt want to mk it habit taking it on regular basis
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Constipations can be a disease itself or it can be a symptom of other disease. If you are 50 or older, colon cancer should be ruled out. If you have any abdominal pains, weight lost, blood in stool, you should also have colonoscopy performed.
Lack of intestinal bacterias can be also a reason of constipations. Medicines like Ca-blockers and antidepresants can cause constipations. Thyroid disease can also be the reason.
I suggest you to have abdominal ultrasound, blood work, thyroid tests, stool tests performed.
You should also start probiotics intake, increase mineral water intake and physical activity.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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