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help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2. Advice assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag" like weight loss or blood in stool that needs evaluation if ongoing.
Answered on Mar 15, 2018

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