Silver Spring, MD
A 64-year-old male asked:
Is it safe to take over-the-counter senna laxative every day to relieve constipation?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Constipation: Constipation becomes more of an issue as we grow older. If a high fiber diet, plenty of water and avoidance of too much dairy( they harder the stool) doesnt keep tou regular, then it's much better to take a daily laxative than to strain or not go for days. More importantly, if you haven't had a recent colonoscopies exam, you should have one to make sure nothing else is going on.
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Last updated Aug 28, 2020
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