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Suggest natural remedies for constipation

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My husband is severely constipated from taking Naproxen. We read that traditional remedies for constipation do not work. What can we do?
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
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Ispaghula olive oil and warm milk

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

2 full spoons of Ispaghula husk with 1 glass of milk and 1 tablespoon of olive oil added to it should help relieve the constipation.

If it persists despite the above then prokinetics like itopride or secretory agents like lubiprostone can be advised in consultation with your doctor.

Wishing you best of health

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