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I am suffering from Constipation & weight loss

Dear Doctor, My diet is very low and i am suffering from Constipetion, weight loss and my fitness is very bad. Weakness is creating lots of problem. whatever i eat that is not affecting my health (i.e. my weight is not gain). Please suggest me what I do ? Thanks Regards, M. Zaki New Delhi, India 9911954315
Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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Try eating 5-6 meals a day and take lot of protiens containing food. It should help. My brother too was having this problem. He consulted a doc who advised him a good diet and some exercises. it has helped him a lot. Hey you can try on this site itself, it should help. I heard its a great site.

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Yeh difetly this is very good site.......... can you tell me the medicine name regarding this.

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Constipation treatment is usually very effective and the main cause is being dietary and lifestyle factors, simply making the required changes to these areas of your life can help prevent or even cure constipation.
Take half a lime, squeezed is a glass of hot water, with half a teaspoon of salt is also an effective remedy for constipation. Linseed (alse) is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal provides both roughage and lubrication.
Drinking a glass of hot water is also known to stimulate bowel movements but this may not suffice in severe cases of constipation.
It is usually advised to include plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and wholegrain cereals in your diet you should also be cautioned against the intake of certain foods. While it is not necessary to go on a restrictive diet it is important that you moderate your intake of low fiber and high fat foods like red meats, cheese, and other processed or refined foods. Likewise you need to keep yourself well hydrated with a good intake of water and fresh fruit juices, while steering clear of unhealthy artificial drinks and juices or alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
To gain body weight and muscle mass in your body , you need to have a diet which is high in protein. Proteins are the building blocks in the body.Include more of whole pulses, legumes, milk products, soya products, peanut butter, nuts and dry fruits, chicken , red meats in your diet. Aviod junk foods, oily foods, carbonated beverages, alcohol,saturated sweets which will eventually suppress your hunger, substitute with fruit milkshakes, chicken / tuna sandwich,boiled pulses like rajma, chole,paneer tikka, tofu sandwiches,dry fruit milkshakes, lassi, buttermilk, whole milk, groundnut chikki/ burfi, green banana and can also use supplements of protein like ENSURE or RESOURCE HIGH PROTEIN which can be taken along with milk. Several protein milkshakes are available in the markets, best is soy flavoured milk which is very high in protein and low in fat.
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