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I have slow colonic transit. What foods should I not eat

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I have slow colonic transit. What foods should I not eat
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
this can be serious
you should see a doctor about your slow transit time.
you need blood testing to check your thyroid hormone levels. low thyroid hormone levels can cause constipation and slow transit and decreased appetite.
bowel dysmotility can cause slow transit
you can get a bowel transit time study where they can see how fast your bowels move food through your system.
eating foods high in fiber, fruits and vegetables can help stimulate the bowels to move faster
foods like prunes and prune juice can help
but you have to see a doctor and GI specialist for more testing to find out what might be wrong
let me know if you have questions.