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Old 18th December 2018, 13:03   #2896
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Not a doctor but suffer from the same condition.

My doctor suggested warm compresses followed by massaging the eyes twice a day, esp. if you've stressed your eyes (long stint on a computer or a night drive). Could also use anti-glare glasses for such situations.
Thank you Chetan_Rao. I will try massaging the eyes. What else do you need to do ? Any supplements ?
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Got Softeron. Thank you. He will take this until his doctor returns next week from vacation.

Didn't help. No bowel movement for 3 days even after changing to Softeron. For last 2 days, even Milk of Magnesia is not helping. Anyway, Cousin's doctor is going to be back tomorrow from vacation. So waiting for him.
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No bowel movement for 3 days...
Neither a doctor nor an experienced patient.

But common sense dictates that exclusive of medications, generous intake of water and consumption of radish and green leaves will help alleviate the misery of constipation and deal with haemoglobin deficiency too.
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Neither a doctor nor an experienced patient.

But common sense dictates that exclusive of medications, generous intake of water and consumption of radish and green leaves will help alleviate the misery of constipation and deal with haemoglobin deficiency too.

Cousin is also eating spinach everyday. Drinking a litre of water at least everyday.
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Thank you Chetan_Rao. I will try massaging the eyes. What else do you need to do ? Any supplements ?
If you also have issues with dry eyes, you could use lubricating eye-drops in addition to daily massaging. Plenty of brands in the market, Carboxymethyl Cellulose is the ingredient. I've been using them 2-3 times a day (one drop each eye) for a few years now.

I wasn't recommended any supplements, and I try to avoid long-term medication for conditions that can be managed without them. Your doctor would be best placed to advise specific to you, so please run it by him/her before you act on any advise you receive online
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Cousin is also eating spinach everyday. Drinking a litre of water at least everyday.
A litre of water is too less. Make that 3 or ideally 4 but spaced out through the day and not all at one time.
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If you also have issues with dry eyes, you could use lubricating eye-drops in addition to daily massaging. Plenty of brands in the market, Carboxymethyl Cellulose is the ingredient. I've been using them 2-3 times a day (one drop each eye) for a few years now.

I wasn't recommended any supplements, and I try to avoid long-term medication for conditions that can be managed without them. Your doctor would be best placed to advise specific to you, so please run it by him/her before you act on any advise you receive online
I don't think massaging the eye is good and rather should be avoided unless you are saying the he should massage the lacrimal glands (dunno how much that would help); though the ophthalmologist is the best guy to give advice.
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I don't think massaging the eye is good and rather should be avoided unless you are saying the he should massage the lacrimal glands (dunno how much that would help); though the ophthalmologist is the best guy to give advice.
Massaging over the eyelids is probably a better description of what I suggested.

I was advised to massage towards the eyelash end on both lids (so top down and bottom up). Some people (me included) have a tendency of fluid & natural lubricants in our eyes and eyelids thickening over time, and warm compresses followed by gently massaging the eyelids helps keep eyes in good shape, as I've personally experienced by following my doctor's advice.

Everyone needs to listen to their own doctor, of course, and run any online advice by them before putting it into practice.
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If you also have issues with dry eyes, you could use lubricating eye-drops in addition to daily massaging. Plenty of brands in the market, Carboxymethyl Cellulose is the ingredient. I've been using them 2-3 times a day (one drop each eye) for a few years now.
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Massaging over the eyelids is probably a better description of what I suggested.

Thanks again. Come to think about it - Yes. I suffer dry eyes as years ago one doctor advised me to use eye drops daily. Staying in Air conditioned environment and working with monitors for prolonged hours can cause dryness. Even the skin loses elasticity due to the dry atmosphere.
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Cousin is also eating spinach everyday. Drinking a litre of water at least everyday.
Hi, I am not a doctor, but a friend of mine who suffers from constipation intermittently says an Ayurvedic tablet called Zandu Nityam has provided him more relief than any other medication.

Also, like mentioned in another post, 1 litre of water is too less. It should be increased to 3-4 litres over the course of the day.

Cheers,
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I'm amazed at the amount of water people consume!
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Hi, I am not a doctor, but a friend of mine who suffers from constipation intermittently says an Ayurvedic tablet called Zandu Nityam has provided him more relief than any other medication.

Also, like mentioned in another post, 1 litre of water is too less. It should be increased to 3-4 litres over the course of the day.

Cheers,
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Avoid ayurvedic medicines like Zandu Nityam, Kabz Har etc. They all contain Son Patta/Senna leaves which contains Sennosides which is a stimulant laxatives and should not be taken regularly. They can be habit forming.
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I'm amazed at the amount of water people consume!
You needn't be.

Stand alone water consumption isn't actually that much. But we have our rasams, buttermilks, lassis, ganjis and ambalis along with innumerable cups of tea, coffee that in the final count contribute to our water intake. Also, unlike in the west, traditional Indian mealtimes do not involve the accompaniment of a glass of beverage. In many households even today, children are told not to drink water while eating, which of course ends up in the tots forgetting to drink any water at all, even post meal.

Water consumption, or rather non consumption is a serious health issue in the current times. Most schoolgirls, many blue collar labourers, a significant number of office workers and majority of bus travellers (all female) dither away from drinking water during the day because of the fear of using rest (less) rooms, if and when available.

Even men who work in air-conditioned cabins and traffic policemen tend to consume considerably less quantity of water than is actually required. Things are of course changing, but we have a long way to go before we can become a full fledged water-drunk society.

Particular to the quote that prompted your comment, water is the best and the cheapest stool softener. Hence, it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. But of course, even water, consumed in excess can be detrimental to one's health. One must be able to identify the optimum amount that suits his body and lifestyle.

On a side note, one can never drink too much water in Chennai, can we? Every time I am there, I go through at least three refills of my water bottle a day.

PS: Its time some of our real doctors step in and shut us - the pseudos - up. We are constantly going off topic and dishing out medical advice based on our beliefs as against hard proven science!
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I'm amazed at the amount of water people consume!
I'm pretty much never without my water bottle, and I can tell you from personal experience, water is simultaneously the most important and most underrated fluid in existence!
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Avoid ayurvedic medicines like Zandu Nityam, Kabz Har etc. They all contain Son Patta/Senna leaves which contains Sennosides which is a stimulant laxatives and should not be taken regularly. They can be habit forming.
Very informative. Thank you. Would have asked my cousin to try it if you hadn't written this.

Anyway, my cousin's doctor is back from his vacation. He advised my cousin to stop all iron & take milk of magnesia twice a day for a week. And once motion becomes normal, he said he will prescribe low dose of iron like Dexorange syrup or similar.
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