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if severe constipation is left untreated what are the likely long term causes of it on your body ? is constipation something to get worried about?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
YES: It is an extremely common question and strongly indicates that what i call dietary mayhem. It is not that it causes problems; it is part of the overall bad health that exists as a result of ignoring the well known rules of a proper diet.

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