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A 20-year-old female asked:

This past few months i've been struggling with constipation, nothing seems to work i drink black forest tea each evening and it doesn't work neither does warm epson salt water it used to work but suddenly it stopped?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too, such as Linzess or Amitiza.

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