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Old 03-30-2001, 07:00 AM   #1
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Can Coffee cause Constipation?

Can Coffee cause Constipation, bloating or retention of water.

 
Old 03-30-2001, 07:07 AM   #2
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Re: Can Coffee cause Constipation?

David,
Coffee usually acts just the opposite --it causes diarrhea and acts like a mild diuretic. That has been my experience.
God Bless--Harry

 
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Old 03-30-2001, 07:13 AM   #3
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Re: Can Coffee cause Constipation?

Harry do you know what foods/drinks can cause constipation adn bloating. Also what foods/drinks can alleviate this??

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Old 03-30-2001, 12:55 PM   #4
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Re: Can Coffee cause Constipation?

David,
I went back and read all your messages about bloating and constipation. You have been writing about this since 2/1/01 with some relief from time to time but basically the same problems for the last 2months. I know you have got to be frustrated to say the least.

So,lets use a different approach you keep an exact log for several days of every-thing you eat and drink, how you feel, and anything you think is important. Then write on the board this information. The people that write and myself would stand a better chance of helping with your problems.
As you know --the advice you get will only be as good as the infomation you provide.

What do you think of this???

God Bless---Harry

 
Old 03-30-2001, 07:24 PM   #5
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Re: Can Coffee cause Constipation?

Caffeine will pull extra water out of your system and act as a diuretic. You need that water to keep your bowels moving. My doctor told me that for every cup of caffeine (coffee, tea, soda...whatever) you empty a cup and a half in urine.

 
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