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having problem going to toilet regularly..


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mum always says fruits is good for your health..make you go to toilet to do big regularly on a daily basis..but for me,i ate tons of food,but still having problems going to toilet..i need to use those vibrating exercise machinse that you put on your stomach to help me go to toilet..my aunt says thats because it exercises my colon/intestine..what do you think?n i drink a lot of water almost everyday

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I recently discovered that I have hypothyroidism and have been taking a synthetic hormone to help regulate. After I started taking the drug the drug I became regular, after years of eating fruits and drinking plenty of water and not going to the bathroom regularly.

Ask your doctor to test your TSH levels and check your thyroid.

 

HERE is a recent thread about more natural laxatives which might help.
Some people can find too much fruit (more than 2 or 3 portions) is constipating.  Try to get a good range of other high-fibre, bulky foods throughout the day and don't go overboard on any of them.   Sip (don't glug) plenty of water and try to eat 'little and often' with lighter meals and snacks rather than skipping meals or overloading your digestion at one meal.  Eating slowly and chewing your food well is a good idea.   Warm drinks can be more gentle on your digestion than cold ones.   If you haven't been to the toilet for more than a couple of days, try taking an over-the-counter laxative before you go to bed to get you back in rhythm

If it carries on do go to see your doctor and ask their advice.  Chronic constipation isn't good for you and you should be checked out rather than sit and suffer.
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