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How can chronic constipation be treated?

Asking for a relative who is a heroin addict on a methadone treatment plan. my niece is so constipated that she has not had a bowel movement in over a month. My niece has tried laxatives, stool softeners, suppositories, and enemas none of which has helped. What can be done for her?
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
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Hello,

Some advices that I can give to you are:
-Drink more water.
-Eat more fiber, especially soluble, non-fermentable fiber.
-Exercise more.
-Drink coffee, especially caffeinated coffee.
-Take Senna, an herbal laxative.
-Eat probiotic foods or take probiotic supplements.
-Use over-the-counter or prescription laxatives.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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