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Are Taking Laxatives Bad For You
Laxatives: Laxatives, like all medications are very useful if taken as directed. Laxatives are generally intended for short term use unless you have some chronic GI condition. It should be noted that it is possible to develop a psychological habituation to laxatives. ...Read more
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
Shouldn't be a prob: Should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a laxative that can be taken all the time without the bad side effects and risk of dependency?
Find the problem...: I would definitely recommend to find out why do you need to take a laxative on a daily basis. If you are constipated and persist with symptoms you should see a gastroenterologist for more evaluation. Using laxatives for any other reason on a daily basis is not advised.If you want to stay regular a high fiber diet with fruits and veggies along with plenty of water should help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any laxatives that are household items? I have really bad constipation and I noticed a little blood while trying to go from pushing
Prune juice: The following remedies maybe helpful. 1) Prunes or prune juice can help relive constipation. 2) Olive oil mixed with I teaspoon of lemon juice can help. 3) fresh lemon in a cup of warm water. 4) fiber from oatmeal, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables. 5) baking soda. 1 tsp of baking soda in 4 oz of warm water. ...Read more
Hi. Im 20. about few months back i took a lot of laxatives but i stop cause i know it was bad for me. I stopped few weeks ago but it has been 4 months since my last period. Pekase help?
LaxativesNotRelated: Your habit of taking Laxatives is not related to you not having periods for 4 months Consult your Gynecolgist to find the cause ...Read more
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