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I have been on the High Metabolism Diet for 3 months & have dropped almost 30 pounds. Despite all the veggies I eat my bowel movements have become smaller, not as frequent or sometimes very loose. I used to be very regular-every day. Any suggestions on h

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

How do I correct? Sent too soon. Sorry

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, not on any prescriptions, only vitamins & Aleve for knee injury

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

1 Aleve & OTC sinus as needed. Only allergenic to Demerol & Chlorithromiacin

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

You are very welcome.

Following measures can be helpful for improving the bulk and consistency;

1) Increased fluids

2) Prune juice and dried plums

3) Increased fiber; preparation like Benfiber can be tried.

4) An herbal tea, "Smooth Move," have been found to have good result in moving the bowel.

5) Toilet after meals; Toileting 15 to 30 minutes after eating makes use of the gastrocolic reflex. The gastrocolic reflex results in propagating spikes in the colon and rectum within a half an hour after a meal. When we eat, our stomach distends and this sends reflex signals to the large intestines (colon) facilitating for their movements. If one utilizes next half hour of meal, for toilet, the stool elimination time is decreased.

6) Increase in exercise

7) Avoidance of stress

8) Wheat bran, 20 gms per day can decrease the rectal transit time

9) Vegetables, which you are doing

10) Fruits (especially dried fruits)

11) Cereals like whole wheat, bran or oatmeal

12) Celery

13) Grainy breads, such as whole wheat, rye or pumpernickel

14) Legumes, such as chickpeas, baked beans and lima beans

15) You can try ground flaxseed sprinkled on salads, cooked vegetables, and cereals.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am doing many of these such as veggies, fruit & about 90 ounces of water per day. I will try some of the over the counter suggestions --maybe I need more fiber. I have tried magnesium with some success. Thank you for your help.
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