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A 60-year-old male asked:

Hi doctors! i had a colonoscopy which thank god showed only diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids. i seem to get constipation ""once in a while."" what would you suggest as a good laxative to ""keep around the house"" if the constipation resurfaces?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Constipation remedy: Your Health is precious! Let Wise man in You do the following: •Vegetables-Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Turnip Greens, Green peas, Sweet Corn •Lentils and black beans •Fruits-Strawberries, Raspberries, blueberries, orange, Apple, Papaya, bananas •Grains-Oatmeal, Bran, Quinoa, Brown Rice •Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day •Exercise daily •Breathing Relaxation •Milk of Magnesia as needed
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Miralax: Besides increasing your dietary fiber , I would suggest Miralax if you need help once in a while. It is a medication that pulls water into your digestive tract, thereby softening your stools. No crampy laxatives! Also make sure to drink 100 ounces of water daily.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2020

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