Constipation n Gas


Having chronic constipation from last week . I  also have gastric problem . So i take pantoprazole and levosulpiride in morning .But have heart burn sometimes . Feels like vomiting . And now having constipation also . Please give solution .

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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
Increase your fiber intake. Adding fiber to your diet increases
the weight of your stool and speeds its passage through your
intestines. Slowly begin to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
each day. Choose whole-grain breads and cereals.
Your doctor may recommend a specific number of grams of fiber
to consume each day. In general, aim for 14 grams of fiber for
every 1,000 calories in your daily diet.
A sudden increase in the amount of fiber you eat can cause
bloating and gas, so start slowly and work your way up to your
goal over a few weeks.
Exercise most days of the week. Physical activity increases
muscle activity in your intestines. Try to fit in exercise most days
of the week.
Don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. Take your time
in the bathroom, allowing yourself enough time to have a bowel
movement without distractions and without feeling rushed....try eating several small meals instead of three large ones whenever you can.Avoid foods that irritate your stomach, especially those that are spicy, acidic, fried or fatty.avoid coffee,tea etc.Stress may make your gastritis symptoms worse. Stress may be hard to avoid, but you can learn to cope with it. If you have trouble relaxing, consider calming activities, such as meditation, yoga etc...sleep with head raised position and have dinner atleast 2 hours before sleep..consult doctor if symptoms persists long...
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