Recognizing Constipation Symptoms

Most people don’t even realize they’re constipated and often mistake their symptoms for something else. Here are five common symptoms of constipation you should know.
Erica Sanderson

Alternative Treatments for Constipation

Diet changes What you eat has a big impact on your gut health. Incorporate high-fiber foods known to help loosen and move your system along, such as cucumbers, celery, and apples. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, as fiber creates bulk in you...
Erica Sanderson

Common Causes of Constipation

Constipation can be caused by many things, from certain medications to your diet. If you’re suffering, here are some things to avoid.
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Can Peanut Butter Cause Constipation?

Question Originally asked by Community Member lori smith Can Peanut Butter Cause Constipation? I have Crohn’s disease and was wondering if peanut butter can cause constipation. Answer Hi Lori, What bothers a GI tract really depends on the person. Som...

Does Cranberry Juice Help Constipation?

Question Originally asked by Community Member Yousaf Does Cranberry Juice Help Constipation? Answer According to Michael Murray in his book, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, constipation is most often caused by a low-fiber diet. It has also been es...

Constipation, Profuse Sweating, Nausea = My Weekly Hell

Question Originally asked by Community Member skylined87 Constipation, Profuse Sweating, Nausea = My Weekly Hell I have been experiencing these symptoms for the past 2 years. I am currently taking methadone, and all of this kind of started about a ye...

Can Constipation Cause Chest Pain?

Question Originally asked by Community Member Claire Can Constipation Cause Chest Pain? Can you tell me if constipation causes chest pain? Thanks. Answer Hi Claire, It’s possible your bowel is putting pressure on your diaphragm leading to chest pain ...

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