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any changes in diet?
what causes her stress
are you still there?
when she gets stressed, does she get temporarily constipated?
my dad had dementia and she nursed him, and he died three months ago, and has just moved from her home.She is living with me until her new supported apartment is ready.Everything! She has had some mild anti anxiety and anti depressants from the gp. She eats carefully. But some days even after vbeing careful, this happens
does she ever get temporarily constipated?
sometimes, yes, but it is usually sorted by apple juice or laxido
does she take daily prune juice or anything like that?
Well, with stomas, when people have normal changes in BMs, it can cause considerable discomfort, as your mom has been experiencing
So, she may get intermittently stopped up and then very windy and then it bursts through
Ok what might you suggest
then it causes discomfort
that sounds right, then she feels horrible
1. daily prune juice- 1 cup warmed
2. 1 greek yogurt or 1 cup of kefir a day
(yogurt and kefir have probiotics)
make sure that she has 7-8 servings of vegetables/fruit a day
minimize processed meats and cheese and refined sugars
ok, she used to but has avoided this because she is scared it has a dramatic effect- do you think she should try?
try which one?
to have vegetables and fruit? this is what she has avoided
you can start with 1/2 c of prune juice and 1/2 c yogurt
ok thank you- anything else?
add on veggies like cooked carrots, etc..
the idea is a healthy diet which keeps things moving along
ok and fruit? what kind/ she does have bananas
apples, grapes, berries, bananas
blueberries are antioxidant
ok cooked or not
you don't have to cook fruit
ok we will try
I think that she will feel much better very soon
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thanks you we will try this
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