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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is it safe to use glycerin suppositories for constipation having 40% heart damage?

Four days ago i had a heart attack, leaving me with a 25% EF and 40% heart damage. After clearing a LAD that was 100% block i am scheduled to clear another artery that is 80% blocked in a few weeks. Is it safe to use glycerin suppositories for constipation?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017
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yes it is safe. in fact it can be beneficially to prevent excessive straining which can be detrimental if you have a severe artery blockage as in your case. be sure to avoid dehydration
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