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Any over-the-counter help for someone with constipation?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes
Constipation is a very common problem. You can increase dietary fiber, add metamucil, drink extra amounts of fluids and there are laxatives available.
All pharmacies have a section devoted to this condition. If this is happening repeatedly, or seemingly is unstoppable, you need to ask your family doctor for help and to rule out anything more serious.

In brief: Yes
Constipation is a very common problem. You can increase dietary fiber, add metamucil, drink extra amounts of fluids and there are laxatives available.
All pharmacies have a section devoted to this condition. If this is happening repeatedly, or seemingly is unstoppable, you need to ask your family doctor for help and to rule out anything more serious.
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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Constipation if it occurs occasionally can be treated with increasing water and fiber intake, laxatives such as miralax and metamucil. If this happens frequently i would suggest you see your physician.
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