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Can laxative abuse or over use of laxative cause colitis.?

Can laxative abuse or over use of laxative cause colitis.?

Yes: Why laxatives have to be abused, first cause of the constipation is to be determined by your physician , by exam and tests including colonoscopy for malignancy , anorectal motility studies.Some laxatives that stimulate the colon like seneca etc by constant stimulation colonic mucosa will be damaged permanently and may result colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Chillies work as laxatives?

Chillies work as laxatives?

Some chillies,maybe: There are a lot of different types of chillies, from quite mild to extremely spicy. There is a wide range of reaction to the chillies. So the only possible answer is maybe. ...Read more

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How often can I use laxatives?

How often can I use laxatives?

Not recommended: If you have to use laxatives on a regular basis you should see your doctor for alternative treatments as your colon can become laxative dependant. ...Read more

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Can i take laxatives at age 16?

I certainly would: Not encourage it if the purpose was desired weight loss. Occasional laxative use for constipation that is not responding to hydration, dietary fiber, exercise and healthy nutrition may be appropriate. ...Read more

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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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What brand of laxatives work best?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Which brand of laxatives work best?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more