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Is it okay to use laxatives regularly?

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October 14, 2019 / By Flower
Question: First of all, I am an adult, not a teen or child. I can feel really bloated because I only have bowel movements about once a week, but even then i don't really feel like it accounts for all the food I've consumed. A couple months ago, I started using laxatives one day a week and it has been really helpful. Is it okay to use them weekly?
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Dandrane Dandrane | 10 days ago
I am a nurse and my answer is no. Using laxative regularly will lead to dependence on it and once you decide that don't want to use i anymore, there will a rebound effect and there is a tendency that you will be constipated. Before you sort to a certain medication, why not try the natural method first. Usually our health teaching to people that has a problem in BM (bowel movement) is the following: 1. Increase fuid intake. 2. Incorporate foods that are high in fiber in your diet. 3. Try to schedule your BM same time a day.
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Dandrane Originally Answered: Do you need an enema even if you poop regularly?
JoJo There is allot of health pros out there that believe health begins in the colon. Enemas are a big part of their health plan. It was not uncommon back in the 50s and 60s to be given an enema for all kinds of different ailments.

Bobbie Bobbie
Yes it is ok, but it would be better to cure the root of your problem. Many times, this has to do with the gut bacteria out of balance from antibiotic use or from being allergic to dairy or wheat (which you may not know you are) Another way to do this, is to get an 8 strain probiotic from the health food store and take it twice a day for a month to replenish the right gut bacteria. I think you will find you will start having daily movements, which is what people should be having.
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Alanis Alanis
its ok if u dont mind the possibility of a rectal prolapse. There are many reasons for sluggish digestion. Make sure u drink atleast a litre of water a day, get regular excercise and make sure u are eating real food, not junk and/or processed food and drinks. If u do that and nothing improves, see a dr.
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Travis Travis
The regular use of laxatives is never recommended. For constipation, mineral oil has been a home remedy for years as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A... For constipation, suppositories, laxatives and enemas are all totally unnecessary if you eat the right foods. All fruit and vegetables in very large amounts are laxative. You need to permanently change your diet or you are likely to get colon cancer. Constipation can make you extremely unwell and can lead to colon cancer as it causes a build up of carcinogenic toxins in the system. The intake of foods such as milk, cheese, white rice, white flour and red meat should be restricted, because they tend to contribute to constipation. Any food that has had the fiber stripped out, the nutrients processed out or slows down the digestion is a constipation culprit. Here's a list of foods shown to cause constipation problems: •Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats, •Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk, •Fast Foods – burgers, French fries and other fried foods, pizza, etc., •Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products, •Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and all refined grains, •Pastries and other high sugar products, such as cakes, cookies and pies, •Deep-fried foods, chips and other foods that are high in bad fats. You can see lots more in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n... which tells you "Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation" and the right foods to eat.
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Rees Rees
No, your insides will become depentant on them, you are best putting more wholegrain or fibre foods in your diet.
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Rees Originally Answered: will eating healthy and exercising regularly ACTUALLY help me lose weight?
Believe it or not yes... I was chubby (15 lbs over desired weight) and all i ate was fruits, veggies, and nuts/legumes. So mainly a vegetarian diet. I kept on it for 2 months and lost 3 inches all over my body which ended up being 15 lbs. Also, water is one of the best thing for losing weight because it flushes fat out of your body. I would recommend drink half your body weight in ounces. Exercise is good, but is not the most important thing to losing weight, just toning and making your muscles look great after you lose the fat.

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