I've been constipated since I've had zeltiq. I'm 5 weeks post zeltiq. How long will this last?
Doctor Answers 8
This is not from coolsculpting
maybe you are taking pain medication?
if so please speak to your dr
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
There is no known association between constipation and coolsculpting
Coolsculpting is a great procedure for reducing fat in a given area. Coolsculpting has no effect on gut motility. If you are constipated for this length of time then please consult a GI doctor to ascertain the cause of the constipation.
I've been constipated since I've had zeltiq. I'm 5 weeks post zeltiq.
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If you are having any discomfort from the procedure, you might be moving around less. If you are stressed by the procedure, you could be eating more 'comfort food." Both can be constipating.
I ask my patients to resume all activities immediately after the procedure as long as they feel comfortable enough to do so. Physical activity, even with mild discomfort, is not detrimental to the healing process.
I also ask them to consider the benefits of the Mediterranean diet with low gluten and low dairy for weight control, preventing deposition of fat around the abdomen, as well as preventing hypertension, cardiac disease, stroke, certain cancers, and maintaining a healthy immune system. You might want to increase your intake of water or juices from pressed or extracted fruits and vegetables, as well as whole fruits and vegetables which are rich in fiber. Take a probiotic and magnesium citrate supplement daily until you feel back to normal.
If this doesn't quickly do the trick, see a gastroenterologist.
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