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How to Avoid Opioid Induced Constipation (OIC)

How To Avoid Opioid Induced Constipation (OIC)

Constipation is defined as infrequent bowel movements or the passage of hard stools, causing discomfort.  In patients taking opioids for pain, Opioid Induced Constipation is a frequent occurrence.  While there are many effective medications on the market for treating Opioid Induced Constipation, you may want to try some of these helpful recipies first. How to prevent constipation: Below is a list of ways to avoid constipation.  Start with #1 and move down the numerical steps until bowel movements are soft and regular. 1. Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid per day, including fruit juices. Eat a high fiber diet including raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and whole grains. Fiber is important. Cereals such as Quaker Oatmeal Squares are high in fiber. In addition, try the juice recipe below: Juice recipe: 1 oz prune juice 1 oz apricot nectar 1 oz…

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Dr. Hunter and Dr. Lee Present at Pain 2015

Our doctors continued their 2015 lecture circuit, this time in Miami.  Dr. Lee joined an expert council from around the country discussing RFA for joint pain and Dr. Hunter spoke about Testosterone deficiency in patients on chronic opioids, spinal cord stimulation for headaches and neck pain, and stem cells for degenerative disc disease.

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