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I have Peristaltic Constipation, I had bowel surgery 3 years

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Customer: ***** *****, I have Peristaltic Constipation
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Customer: I had bowel surgery 3 years ago (colon cancer stage 2) NO problem for 2 years and then about a year ago I developed Peristaltic Constipation. Only softeners and medication help
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for requesting me.

Please make sure that your request is in the medical category.

This was in another category for some reason, and thus was delayed.

Find "Dr. Thomas only" daily in the medical category

You have not asked a question, what is your question.

It is quite normal in this situation that you will need stool softeners and medication.

However, this can be improved with dietary improvements.

How much colon do you still have?

What is your diet, meal to meal, what do you eat, typical day?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think he took out about 3 to 6 inchesBreakfast Egg and Fruit
Lunch Salad or Turkey Sandwich
Dinner. Chicken Vegetables / Potato
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


terrible diet

You need a bowel stabilizing diet.

It starts with everything cooked for two months.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

That is the diet in detail.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

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