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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Diet Chart For Constipation

About Diet Chart Do's And Dont's Food Items You Can Easily Consume

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Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. The stool is often hard and dry. Other symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, and feeling as if one has not completely passed the bowel movement. Complications from constipation may include hemorrhoids, anal fissure or fecal impaction. The normal frequency of bowel movements in adults is between three per day and three per week. Babies often have three to four bowel movements per day while young children typically have two to three per day. Constipation has many causes. Common causes include slow movement of stool within the colon, irritable bowel syndrome, and pelvic floor disorders. Underlying associated diseases include hypothyroidism, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, colon cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Medications associated with constipation include opioids, certain antacids, calcium channel blockers, and anticholinergics. Of those taking opioids about 90% develop constipation. Constipation is more concerning when there is weight loss or anemia, blood is present in the stool, there is a history of inflammatory bowel disease or colon cancer in a person's family, or it is of new onset in someone who is older. Treatment of constipation depends on the underlying cause and the duration that it has been present. Measures that may help include drinking enough fluids, eating more fiber, and exercise. If this is not effective, laxatives of the bulk forming agent, osmotic agent, stool softener, or lubricant type may be recommended. Stimulant laxatives are generally reserved for when other types are not effective. Other treatments may include biofeedback or in rare cases surgery.

Diet Chart

Sunday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chappati 3 + 1/2 cup Potato green peas curry.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 cup lentil soup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup rice+ 1/2 cup Dhal+ Palak subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Options: Pears, small Banana, Apple,Prunes, Raspberries,Avacados, Blackberries, Orenges, Apricot, Blueberries.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Broken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji
Monday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Methi Parata 2+ 1 tbs green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Options: Pears, small Banana, Apple,Prunes, Raspberries,Avacados, Blackberries, Orenges, Apricot, Blueberries.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup rice+ chicken curry( 150 gm chicken+ 1 cup cucumber salad.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) Brown rice flakes poha 1 cup.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Wheat dosa 3 + 1/2 cup Bitter guard subji.
Tuesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Vegetable Oats Upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Mix veg salad 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1/2 cup rice + 2 medium chappati+1/2 cup Kidney beans curry+ Snake guard subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup boilled channa.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti/ chapati+ 1/2 cup mix veg curry
Wednesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)4 Idli + Sambar 1/2 cup/ 1 table spoon Green chutney/ Tomato Chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)green gram sprouts 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Roti+1/2 cup salad + Fish curry ( 100 gm fish)+ 1/2 cup cabbage subji.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Options: Pears, small Banana, Apple,Prunes, Raspberries,Avacados, Blackberries, Orenges, Apricot, Blueberries.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappati.+ Tomato subji 1/2 cup.
Thursday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 Slice brown bread.+1 slice low fat cheese+1Boiled egg+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Options: Pears, small Banana, Apple,Prunes, Raspberries,Avacados, Blackberries, Orenges, Apricot, Blueberries.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Veg pulav rice 1 cup+ 1/2 cup Soya Chunk curry+ 1/2 cup Low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 2 wheat rusk.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti/ Chapathi+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.
Friday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Mix veg Poha 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Options: Pears, small Banana, Apple,Prunes, Raspberries,Avacados, Blackberries, Orenges, Apricot, Blueberries.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Chappati+ 1/2 cup cluster beans subji+ Fish curry(100g fish) 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)3 biscuits ( Nutrichoice or Digestiva or Oatmeal.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappathi+Ridge guard subji 1/2 cup.
Saturday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Utappam 2+ 1 tbs green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 cup lentil soup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup rice+ Soya chunk curry1/2 cup+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Options: Pears, small Banana, Apple,Prunes, Raspberries,Avacados, Blackberries, Orenges, Apricot, Blueberries.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Broken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji

Do's And Dont's

Do's:

  1. Include sufficient protein in the diet after dialysis.
    1. Eat Right
    2. Opt for Leaching of Vegetables which are high in potassium.
    3. Eat Fruits like Apple, Guava, Pear
    4. Eat all gourd vegetables, tinda, capsicum, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Onion
    5. Include foods rich in calcium such as milk, leached green leafy vegetables.

    Don'ts:

    1. Avoid water drinking water in large quantities at once, instead take sips.
    2. Avoid high salty foods which might increase blood sodium levels.
    3. Avoid fatty, smoked foods and frozen foods that contain preservatives.
    4. Don't consume sugery foods/ beverages and alcoholic drinks too.

Food Items You Can Easily Consume

  1. Cereal: Brown rice, whole wheat, oats, jowar, bajra, ragi
  2. Pulses: red gram, green gram, black gram, bengal gram
  3. Vegetables: all gourds-bitter gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, ivy gourd, ladies finger, tinda,green leafy vegetables:-
  4. Spinach, kale, fenugrick, Drumstick leaves, Indian spinatch, Pumkin leaves
  5. Fruits:Small banana, citrus fruits-orange, mousambi, grape fruit, lemon; berries-strawberry, blueberry, black berry; cranberry, cherries, papaya, guava.
  6. Milk and milk products: low fat milk, low fat curd.
  7. Meat,fish & egg: Skin out chicken, egg white, fish like salmon, sardines, trout, mackerel, tuna.
  8. Oil: 2 tsp (10ml)
  9. Sugar: 2 tsp (10gm)

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I am 26 years of old male ànd I have diagnosed with thyroid when I was 20 since I was taking 25 mg thyronorm that time I gained weight still I have many problems like mood swings hand tremor constipation hairloss like I have men boobs.

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I'm 16 years old female. I have been diagnosed with fistula since 6 months. Doctor said me to eat lactifiber husk. Is there any ailment to heal it? Please suggest me an effective way to treat it. Waiting for your reply. Thank you.

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I am almost 41. About 2 months ago I started having trouble swallowing solids. 6 weeks ago I had an anterior cervical discectomy with spinal fusion and since after the surgery I was struggling with even liquids that has gotten better and I can swallow some very soft solids however I take 3 spoonfuls or sips of something and feel bloated and uncontrollably full for hours. I alternate between diarrhea and constipation. I have frequent uti’s diabetic neuropathy, general fatigue. A few months ago I had what I think was a canker sore under my tongue all the way in the back together with an earache also on the left side and it took a month for it to go away I have the exact same thing in the exact same spot also with an earache on the same side x 10 days, medication for sore not helping hurts when I swallow. I also have not been able to regulate my body temperature for a while. For a few weeks I was sweating profusely but since my surgery i’ve been constantly freezing and about a week ago I started having cold sweats again. I’m either sweating, freezing or both at the same time and it changes from minute to minute. It was suggested that I may have autonomic neuropathy. I’m a breast and ovarian cancer survivor 3 1/2 years in remission. I receive botox injections for migraines every 90 days. I also have severe gerd but no heartburn that’s all I can think of off the top of my head.

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You have basically gluten sensitivity to gluten allergy of gut and resistant iron deficiency anemia causing dysphagia. I want to see you and consult on mobile.

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