A female asked:
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well i want to take stool softener because of my weight?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Stool softener: let's do so if not is only required if you're constipated and has nothing whatsoever to do with your weight
Answered on Jul 31, 2015
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Bad idea: Softer stool will do nothing to increase the rate of fat loss from the body. A healthy diet and exercise that creates a modest calorie deficit is a far more effective way to reduce fat.
Answered on Jul 31, 2015

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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