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Constipation

My teen son keeps getting constipated. What would you do? I am having him eat more fruit and water. Anything else? I really don't think he would eat prunes.

 
mompam

Asked by mompam at 5:55 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Health

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Answers (6)
  • More high fiber foods...whole grain pastas, breads, fresh fruit and veggies. Metamucil works good too.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:26 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Whole grains and legumes too. And lots of water!
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 5:57 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Lower the intake of white bread, white rice, white-flour pasta...

    Do you know why prisoners are placed on bread and water? It's a punishment, but more than that, it's intentional torture: it causes constipation.

    People should eat a wide variety of whole foods, in as close to their natural state as possible. When diets degrade to the point where they are made up of a short handful of highly processed foods, digestive disorders become 'normal.'
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 5:59 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Orange Juice and also papaya works great
    morenarfr05

    Answer by morenarfr05 at 6:02 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • eliminate meat and dairy, simple/while grains, and processed sugars.

    Build meals around vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Send me a message if you need recipes.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:25 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • stop giving him things that are high in iron.give him prune juice often
    mwood108

    Answer by mwood108 at 2:33 PM on Jan. 12, 2011