High Fibre Diet

Fibre is an important constituent of our diet that maintains gut health. It aids in weight loss, prevents constipation, and promotes heart health. They are abundantly found in fruits, vegetables, grain, and legumes.

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I have a constipated feeling for a month. Can you suggest fiber-rich foods to deal with it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a feeling of constipation for a month now, and I try laxatives to help it. My friend, a doctor, said that increased dietary fiber intake might help relieve constipation.Can you please help me with what are the dietary fibers to be taken to ease constipation? Are dietary fibers m...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Boiled vegetables and fruits (excluding fruit juices) are the best sources of fiber. Brown rice and millets are also good sources of fiber. Ready-made foods and junk foods are bad for constipation. Thank you.   Read Full »

Can my current medication of Normaxin and Rifagut cure chronic diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor,My weight is 47 kg, and my height is 5 feet and 9 inches. I was diagnosed with chronic diarrhea. The doctor has suggested medicines like Normaxin, Rifagut 400 and VSL#3. Are these effective for chronic diarrhea and gas? What foods should I take so that I start gaining some weight?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medicines you are on are usually used to treat chronic diarrhea. In addition, I can suggest a few things. Avoid the long-term use of these medicines. Keep it handy for troublesome situations only. Try to lead a stress and anxiety-free life, as these can alter your ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of constipation in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My child was constipated for the past four days. Our doctor gave enema and he passed his stools. Now, again, he is suffering from constipation. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constipation is a common problem in children. It is usually temporary, which is relieved by medications given through the anus. It might persist for a few days and suppository can be used to pass stools, instead of enema. Please take care of dietary habits, whi...  Read Full »

What should I apply for anal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel very itchy around the anus. It feels like I need to press around the periphery for it to stop. There is no pain, just irritation. I have had hemorrhoids once before, but this is not the same. I do not feel any pimples or problems in opening bowel. I tried Glyvenol cream for a f...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should apply Calamine lotion at the place where it is itching thrice a day for a week and take tablet Loratadine 10 mg once a day for a week. I would like to review after a week and please send me the picture of it. Revert back with the photographs to an ...  Read Full »

I am having constipation for last two months even after taking Cremaffin . Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am having constipation for the last two months. Currently, I am taking Triphala and sometimes warm water in the morning. I have high blood sugar levels. Also,I take Cremaffin twice or thrice a week. I just walk and exercise. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Usually, chronic constipation results from inadequate fiber or fluid intake or other disordered colonic transit. You mentioned that you have high blood sugar levels too. Above mentioned Triphala powder does...  Read Full »

Why is my son having difficulty in passing stool?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1.2 years old. We have recently moved to a new city, and ever since, he is not comfortable passing stool. His stools are hard and cause him pain. Apart from climate change, the water here is very hard. He takes baby food and homemade food, which we also consume. His height, w...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is one of the common complaints we encounter from the parents. There is nothing to worry. Your 1.2 years old son probably has constipation. As a result, he is passing hard stools with pain. Encourage him to have a liquid diet, like water, milk, juices, etc. Give him...  Read Full »

What causes mucous in stool and abnormal bowel movements in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 year old daughter has irregular bowel movements with a recent problem of mucus in stool. Earlier also, she did not poop regularly. I use laxative when she does not poop for two to three days consecutively. Recently, she has a problem of mucus in her stool for approximately a month...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she pass hard stools or normal stools with irregularity? Any history of blood in stools? Does she also complain of pain during defecation around the anal area? Has she ever passed stools in bulk sometime? Did you get her thyroid profile done? Does she have any o...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach, just under my left breast. When I eat food, it starts to bloat up and is painful, like my ribs are having pressure pushed on them. I do not feel unwell with this symptom, but I have been constipated, and my poo is light brown. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Sir, the pain and bloating are due to acidity and constipation, so if we treat the underlying causes, you will be fine. Constipation is usually due to a low fiber diet, so I suggest you take a high fiber diet such a...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have low HDL and LDL cholesterol and increased weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 6 feet tall male, who is 31 years old, and I weigh 88 kg. I recently got a lipid profile done, and the report showed my HDL to be 23 mg/dL and LDL to be 80 mg/dL. I feel a slight left-sided chest pain sometimes. I gained 20 kg in the last two years. I do not drink or smoke. What sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid profile is good, except your HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) are low. Low LDL is good, so do not worry. As you gained 20 kg in the last two years and for mild chest pains, I suggest you get the following tests done: Free T4, T3...  Read Full »

Will taking Magnesium for a long duration leads to the development of laxative dependent bowel movement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding my bowel issues. About five years ago, I began taking moderate to high doses of Magnesium to ease my heart palpitations. This caused my stools to be very loose and easy to pass. I would normally have 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. Beginning last year, I st...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Magnesium dependency looks unlikely. Magnesium, being a laxative, helped your pre-existing condition. The symptoms you have mentioned point towards IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This is constipation-predominant IBS. In constipation-predominant IBS, you may develop SR...  Read Full »

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