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Is It Safe To Drink Those Laxative Teas With Senna In Them On A Daily Basis
Better not too: Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe (hemlock killed socrates). Chronic stimulant laxatives: senna, cascara, aloe, triphala (natural), can lead to dependency, affect the nerve supply of the bowel. Better: fiber foods (better than supplement), fluids, activity. Occasional stimulants: figs, prunes, senna etc.Ok. Why constipated? Meds, diet, thyroid, metab, anatomy. Other lax available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I drink Senna laxative tea during my inactive pills and still be protected once I start a new pack?
On Orsythia. Can i drink Senna (laxative) tea during my inactive pills and still be protected when I start a new pack?
Is it safe to drink ballerina tea at 34 weeks preg? Contains senna and can cause extra bowel movements. Will it harm baby or cause labor?
It is probably safe: Taking a laxative pill the same day after drinking a senna tea is safe. If you have chronic constipation then a daily fiber supplement or stool softener (miralax, etc) is better long term. Stimulant laxatives such as senna and bisacodyl are ok for occasional use. If your symptoms are severe you should discuss them with a gastroenterologist as further evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
Laxatives: It is not necessarily "bad" to take laxatives when menstruating, as most commercial laxatives are gentle and do not cause a problem if constipation is present. Many women feel bloated with the onset of their period, which is not caused by constipation, but is simply reaction to the lower levels of hormones at the time of your period. Unnecessary use of laxatives can irritate your intestines. ...Read more
Hi I have a question does drinking tea that have senna leaf, lemon grass, uva ursi, and shave grass affect with my birth control pill. ?
Hi:), i've been drinking laxative teas everyday for the past month 2xs a day, what are the dangers in that?
"Cathartic colon": Laxative teas typically contain an "irritant" agent that can make your colon "floppy" & result in dependency--the more irritant laxative you use the more dependent you become on it. There is often a risk as well of melanosis coli--pigmenting of the colon lining. Examine your reasons for drinking this brew--stop it if just to lose weight; see a doctor if you have a real problem with constipation. ...Read more
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