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Constipation

43 Solutions for Constipation

MiraLAX in coffee or tea daily

OTC Meds

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

36 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 81% reported success

sentiment_neutral 14% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 6% reported feeling worse

Prunes (dried or stewed)

Food & Beverages

32 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 72% reported success

sentiment_neutral 28% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Ducolax

OTC Meds

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

32 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 78% reported success

sentiment_neutral 19% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 3% reported feeling worse

Exercise

Self-Management

Gentle exercise, along with stretching and strengthening

27 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 67% reported success

sentiment_neutral 33% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Senna glycoside (Sennoside or Senna)

OTC Meds

Brand names are Ex-Lax or Senokot

27 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 85% reported success

sentiment_neutral 11% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 4% reported feeling worse

Fruits

Food & Beverages

23 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 70% reported success

sentiment_neutral 30% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Green vegetables

Food & Beverages

21 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 62% reported success

sentiment_neutral 38% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Oatmeal (cooked)

Food & Beverages

16 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 63% reported success

sentiment_neutral 38% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Colace

OTC Meds

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

14 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 79% reported success

sentiment_neutral 21% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Psyllium husk

Supplement

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

13 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 77% reported success

sentiment_neutral 15% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 8% reported feeling worse

Prune juice

Food & Beverages

13 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 92% reported success

sentiment_neutral 8% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Magnesium intake/supplements

Supplement

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

11 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 82% reported success

sentiment_neutral 18% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Milk of magnesia

Supplement

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

9 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Fiber capsules or gummies

Supplement

8 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 38% reported success

sentiment_neutral 50% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 13% reported feeling worse

Applesauce

Food & Beverages

8 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 63% reported success

sentiment_neutral 38% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Activa yogurt

Food & Beverages

8 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 25% reported success

sentiment_neutral 75% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Drink a lot of water

Food & Beverages

7 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 86% reported success

sentiment_neutral 14% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Milk

Food & Beverages

6 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 33% reported success

sentiment_neutral 50% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 17% reported feeling worse

Lactulose

Food & Beverages

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

5 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 80% reported success

sentiment_neutral 20% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Butternut Squash

Food & Beverages

5 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 80% reported success

sentiment_neutral 20% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Aloe Capsules

OTC Meds

Ortho Molecular Super Aloe 250

4 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 75% reported success

sentiment_neutral 25% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Strong probiotics

Supplement

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

4 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 25% reported success

sentiment_neutral 75% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Apples

Food & Beverages

4 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 25% reported success

sentiment_neutral 25% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 50% reported feeling worse

Fleet enema

Other Remedies

4 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Olive oil

Food & Beverages

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

3 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 33% reported success

sentiment_neutral 67% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Grape juice

Food & Beverages

3 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 0% reported success

sentiment_neutral 100% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Sienna tea

Food & Beverages

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

3 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Polyethylene glycol (PEG)

OTC Meds

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

3 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Manual disimpaction

Other Remedies

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 50% reported success

sentiment_neutral 50% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Black licorice

Food & Beverages

Note that over-consumption of licorice may cause high blood pressure, low potassium, and edema. Check with your medical team first before trying this solution.

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

linaclotide (Linzess)

Prescription

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 0% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 100% reported feeling worse

Watermelon

Food & Beverages

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Benefiber in coffee

Supplement

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 50% reported success

sentiment_neutral 50% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Glycerin suppositories

Other Remedies

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solutions recommendations.

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Popcorn

Food & Beverages

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 50% reported success

sentiment_neutral 50% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Kiwi

Food & Beverages

2 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 0% reported success

sentiment_neutral 100% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Bran flakes cereal with craisins (works better than raisin bran)

Self-Management

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Pears

Food & Beverages

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Flaxseed or Linseed

Other Remedies

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Detox juice

Food & Beverages

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Kefir

Food & Beverages

Fermented milk beverage that acts as a probiotic. It originated in the Caucasus mountains in West Asia.

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 0% reported success

sentiment_neutral 100% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Drink bourbon

Food & Beverages

Always get your doctors approval and correct dose before taking any solution recommendations.

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 0% reported success

sentiment_neutral 100% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Dried apricots daily

Food & Beverages

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

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