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Americans are notorious for spending outrageous amounts on laxatives and other remedies in their battle against chronic constipation. Product producers estimated that at least $725 million is expended yearly on the problem that plagues so many people. Women are two to three times more likely than men to encounter more problems with constipation because we have a slower transit time through our digestive system. Our intestinal tract is also longer. And there seems to be a hormonal correlation because women who are pregnant or post-menopausal report more problems than others. Apparently, estrogen helps with regulation, but this is not scientifically verified. Regardless of what's been tried, the most effective answers lie in behavioral strategies - activity and foods. Let's just review the foods that work and the ones that remain largely unproven.
The most important answer is to build a higher percentage of one's daily intake of food from plant foods...
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Constipation and infant gastroesophageal reflux sometimes occur together, effectively doubling the misery since both constipation and reflux may cause fussiness and digestive discomfort.
Constipation is defined as hard, dry bowel movements. A constipated infant may cry out, strain, pull up her legs or have blood in the stool. Infant constipation may be caused by diet, medication or dehydration.
Keep in mind that an infant may strain and appear to be in pain when passing a bowel movement, whether or not she is constipated. In addition, there is a great deal of variability in the frequency of bowel movements so infrequent bowel movements do not necessarily mean your baby is constipated. Review your child’s symptoms with the doctor and get an accurate diagnosis first.
If your baby is constipated and has gastroesophageal reflux, she may be fussy and uncomfortable for several reasons. Since the digestive system is one long tube, a back up in the lower dig...
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