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Does prune juice really work well instead of using a laxative? If so, how much should a person drink each day to become 'regular'?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Maintaining

Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you.
Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Cruciferous veggies (cauliflowerm broccoli, cabbage) may be gassy. Good luck.

In brief: Maintaining

Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you.
Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Cruciferous veggies (cauliflowerm broccoli, cabbage) may be gassy. Good luck.
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