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Is occasional use of tea with senna safe? i periodically use this tea to relieve constipation.

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Dr. Brian Gill
Gastroenterology 15 years experience
Hudration: That is ok. Please also stay hydrated.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Prevention /lifestyl: Before most people reach for any laxative, they should look at their diet and lifestyle, the ultimate goal is prevention. Eating more fiber, from fruits, vegetables and grains, is the first step,plenty of water ,most important lifestyle change may involve taking a break — to use the toilet, Resisting the urge, because you are busy or away from home, for instance, can make constipation worse.

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