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I am taking cholesterol meds and now I am always constipated. What can I do to become regular again?
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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Family Medicine
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In brief: Get Regular
For regularity, drink lots of water. Lots.
Also, increase fiber by eating vegetables and fibrous fruits like apples. In addition, magnesium citrate can help move your bowels as well. Start at 200 mg (can be purchased over the counter) and titrate up or down according to how your body responds. Also regular exercise, like walking, helps move the bowels too. Good luck.

In brief: Get Regular
For regularity, drink lots of water. Lots.
Also, increase fiber by eating vegetables and fibrous fruits like apples. In addition, magnesium citrate can help move your bowels as well. Start at 200 mg (can be purchased over the counter) and titrate up or down according to how your body responds. Also regular exercise, like walking, helps move the bowels too. Good luck.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
80 -100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily is all you really need. Drink an extra glass with each dose of the cholesterol med and an extra 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise.
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