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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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How can constipation and acid reflux be treated?

IN the last few days Ihave become constipated which is very unusual. I have taken 2 laxatives and have had no relief.sometimes I have lots of acid reflux. I already take omeprazol. Now I am having cramping. Should I wait on laxatives some more or be seen by Dr. I have laxatives for 2 days. I am a 58 year old man with no serious health problems.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Some advice that I can give to you is:

-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 Laxative drug.

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

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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