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Is taking laxatives bad for you?

Is 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

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Slimming pills and laxatives r they bad for our health?

Yes...: Being overweight and constipated are directly related to diet. Let food be thy medicine in management of both conditions. Diet pills and laxatives are not the prescription for optimal health. ...Read more

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Are laxative bad for the body?

Can be: Used occasionally, laxative are not a problem. If you use them regularly, you can damage your colon. ...Read more

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Can you have a bad allegric reaction to laxatives?

Can you have a bad allegric reaction to laxatives?

Yes: Just about any medication could cause a bad allergic reaction, but otherwise it is difficult to answer your question without knowing specific symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause bad constipation-help! should I try natural laxatives?

What can cause bad constipation-help! should I try natural laxatives?

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

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Is stimulant laxatives bad for you?

Stimulant Laxatives: If used occasionally, as recommended by a doctor, and only as needed, should be ok. ...Read more

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Is there a laxative that can be taken all the time without the bad side effects and risk of dependency?

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 more

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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

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