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can you please tell me, should a colon cleanse cure constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
It may clear : The current episode but if you don't diagnose or treat the reason for the constipation, you may be missing the diagnosis of a potentially serious problem. See a GI doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon for proper management and eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol.

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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?

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Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 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.
Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 32 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

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