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What is the best thing to take for cronic constipation other than laxatives?

What is the best thing to take for cronic constipation other than laxatives?

Fluids: Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. ...Read more

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Are there any methods of solving constipation without laxatives?

Are there any methods of solving constipation without laxatives?

In addition: if currently constipated stay on a liquid diet only and take Mil of Magnesia 2 tbsp daily until completely cleared out then follow Dr Fowlers advice. eat healthy and you do not need to take fiber supplements such as Metamucil or fibercon ...Read more

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Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

See: your doctor. Taking laxatives with no results could be a problem. Worry about an obstruction. See your doctor to get on a proper schedule ...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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What do you advise if I have constipation-i took two laxatives in the morning, didn't work. Can i take another?

What do you advise if I have constipation-i took two laxatives in the morning, didn't work. Can i take another?

Liquids only: And take a tbspoon of mom and mineral oil every 12 hours. Should clean out in 24-48 hours. If stool in rectum use glycerine suppository or fleet enema from below. Do not eat solid food untlil you are completely cleaned out and avoid getting to this point in the future by eating and drinking properly. ...Read more

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When are laxatives good for constipation and when are the dangerous?

When are laxatives good for constipation and when are the dangerous?

Short term: Laxatives are good in the short run but bad when you rely them all the time because they train the bowel expect that extra "nudge" and then they don't work without it. Instead, use bulking foods: high fiber cereals like fiber one and all bran which you can safely take (and should take) every day. ...Read more

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Are there any non habit forming laxatives for constipation?

Are there any non habit forming laxatives for constipation?

Yes: There are different types of medicine for constipation. The best approach is to eat more fruit, fluids and fiber. Docusate is a stool softener that helps if stools are hard and there are vegetable laxative products that can help pass stool. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good laxatives or constipation remedies that work well and quick?

Can you suggest some good laxatives or constipation remedies that work well and quick?

For constipation: take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works. It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with faecal impaction? In terms of chronic to severe type of constipation. Except laxatives.

What is the best way to deal with faecal impaction? In terms of chronic to severe type of constipation. Except laxatives.

It's complicated!: Impaction has many causes; functional, anatomic, medication or diet-induced, so get checked first. Your doc may recommend fiber, gentle laxatives, even enemas after ruling out more severe problems but a thorough exam is necessary first! ...Read more

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Constipation for 1 1/2 years and no amount of laxatives have worked. What do I do??

Seek professional: you may have a more complex problem, such as rectal sphincter problems. you may need more studies done (blood tests, xrays, and / or a colonoscopy). ...Read more

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