Category Archives: Constipation

What to do for constipation?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am sometimes very constipated. I don’t like taking chemical laxatives nor do I like taking the fiber stuff. Is there any alternative? A: For proper digestion it is of paramount importance to eliminate stress, tension, spicy foods, fried foods, and too much meat. Also, maintain a minimum of 60 ounces…

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What to do about lifelong constipation?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What can I do about this constipation that I have had for my whole life? A: Constipation has many forms. There may be fecal impaction, difficulty defecating, lack of fluids, or other origins and causes. It would be a good idea to consult a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor to determine…

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Recommendations for diabetes, high blood pressure and constipation?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have diabetes, high blood pressure, and constipation troubles. Do you have any recommendations? A: Depending on what type of diabetes you have, the most important thing is to regulate your blood sugar levels. This is directly impacted by your diet, which impacts your blood pressure. Keep a bland regular diet,…

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