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A 22-year-old male asked:

When i take colon cleanse to use the bathroom i'm good but when i stop i'm constipation?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Use sparingly: The problem with many cleanses is that they can work in the same way as laxatives. Unfortunately, your body begins to depend on their use,for bowel movements. As a result, constipation is common,when you stop. A good approach might be to cut down on the cleanses while you increase your intake of fruits,and vegetables and fiber. Drink lots of,water. Adding so,e movement would also,help.
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Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Make sure you get enough fiber, water and probiotics . If this doesn't work see your physician as there are medications available to help with slow movement
Apr 25, 2015
Last updated May 22, 2018


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