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Best over-the-counter meds for constipation?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Start w/fiber

Often low fiber intake is cause.
Increase fluids, foods w/fiber (whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, veggies). Nonabsorb lax like miralax, (polyethylene glycol) easy, tolerated well. Poorly absorbed minerals like magnesium ok (unless bad kidney function, check w/md). Phosphate laxatives not used so much now-kidney issues. Mineral oil on occ;chr.Interferes with vits/min abs; stimulants-work fast, crampy, habituating.

In brief: Start w/fiber

Often low fiber intake is cause.
Increase fluids, foods w/fiber (whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, veggies). Nonabsorb lax like miralax, (polyethylene glycol) easy, tolerated well. Poorly absorbed minerals like magnesium ok (unless bad kidney function, check w/md). Phosphate laxatives not used so much now-kidney issues. Mineral oil on occ;chr.Interferes with vits/min abs; stimulants-work fast, crampy, habituating.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: ADHS (vasopressin)

Adrenals reset with adhs (vasopressin) resolves constipation if caused by stress - if due to ibs use a combination of galactan, lecithin and glutamine.

In brief: ADHS (vasopressin)

Adrenals reset with adhs (vasopressin) resolves constipation if caused by stress - if due to ibs use a combination of galactan, lecithin and glutamine.
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