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How To Relieve Constipation At Home Without Laxatives
How can someone get rid of constipation?Apart from strong laxatives are there any home remedies or foods for relieving the condition?
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Experiencing constipation after taking Zofran what laxative would be recommended to relieve this ?
How to relieve sever constipation after drinking a bottle citroen laxative and a dose of milk of magnesium?
Constipation: Constipation becomes more of an issue as we grow older. If a high fiber diet, plenty of water and avoidance of too much dairy( they harder the stool) doesnt keep tou regular, then it's much better to take a daily laxative than to strain or not go for days. More importantly, if you haven't had a recent colonoscopies exam, you should have one to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
I took a stool softener (max 3 pills/24 hours) and waited 12 hours, can I take a laxative (1-2 pills)? the stool softener didn't relieve constipation.
Which one did U use?: Be careful! Colonics & purges are popular but should be avoided & cannot be recommended (see earlier healthtap answers). Use of irritant laxatives are safe for the short-term only. Fiber supplements, stool softeners, & lavage agents like MiraLAX are safe. Rx drugs are available, based on appropriate work-up and elucidation of your cause of constipation. ...Read more
Is it safe to take the recommended amount of stimulant and stool softening laxatives consistently to relieve constipation caused by psychotropic meds?
Use fiber: The ideal would be to eat your fiber in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet, as well as to increase your intake of water to help with constipation. Then using stool softeners daily is fine( must drink water with those). Try not to take laxatives but those that simply add fiber and bulk are ok, such as miralax, metamucil, fibercon, citrucel, etc. Also ok is amitiza, by rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.
Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency can contribute to constipation and is a very common mineral deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in your body, one of which is to stimulate the parasympatheric nervous system. Low magnesium can therefore increase sympathetic tone and contribute to constipation. There are many forms of magnesium available otc, including magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, and aspartate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.
Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more
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