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Suffered from constipation. Tried gluten free bread. Having regular bowel movements. Suggestions?

Hi, i m 34 and suffered from constipation (5-8 days without going!) for about 15 years. I drunk a lot, ate 5-10 pieces of fresh fruit/veg per day, exercised regularly. I used to go to doctors and try all sorts of drugs... All new methods worked for just a few days. One day i tried gluten free bread and i became regular from the next day (daily bowel movements!). It has been more than 2 years now that i havn t suffered from constipation. I went to see my GP who was really surprised. He tested me for celiac diasese (the test came out negative). I ve tried to go back to normal bread a number of times (gluten free is about 3 x more expensive) but each time the constipation returned. At the moment i dont eat any wheat/gluten at all which possibly stops me from getting important nutritions and vitamins(?)... I m quite confused because i know that i have a medical condition (definitely not celiac disease ) but no one knows what it is.... Can you help?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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The most common causes of constipation are: poor diet, inadequate fluid intake,alcohol, poor bowel habits, medications, laxative abuse, intestinal obstruction, mechanical problems of the anus and rectum and age.
Celiac disease is a digestive and autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the lining of the small intestine when foods with gluten are eaten. Glutens are a form of protein found in some grains. The damage to the intestine makes it hard for the body to absorb nutrients, especially fat, calcium, iron, and floate.
Take castor oil 10 to 20 ml is to be taken with warm milk at bed time.
Take Triphala churnam 30 gms is to be taken at bed time mixed with warm water for chronic constipation.
Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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