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Old 06-09-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Constipation/Diverticulitis

My husband has been diagnosed with Diverticulitis. He responded well to antibiotics, but still has a constipation problem. He takes one cap full of Miralax daily with coffee and eats fiber constantly. Can I bake desserts with Miralax to boost his intake or any other fiber subtitutes? He also takes Metamucil daily.

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Old 06-09-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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Re: Constipation/Diverticulitis

I take 3 doses a day of Fiber-sure. I put it in milk, coffee, water.

 
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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Re: Constipation/Diverticulitis

Coffee is a diuretic, so be sure he doesn't drink more than one cup a day. Sodas, tea and alcohol are also dehydrating. Water and juice really help to move things along.

Is he on pain medication? Those also cause constipation.

I recommend soluble fiber supplement in powder form. I mix it with juice and drink it down. It really helps me a lot. I also find that spinach, cabbage and bok choy empty me out pretty well too.

My doctor recommended 64 ounces daily of water and juice. If I drink tea or soda, that should not be included in the 64 ounces. Fiber and hydration are really the keys. I avoid rice, red meat and cheese since they tend to stop me up.

Hope some of this helps!

 
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