How to get rid of constipation? Diet and herbs?

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   Posted 2/24/2014 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone found Dandelion tea effective for constipation? Or used senna?

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   Posted 2/24/2014 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about dandelion, but senna is a well-known natural laxative. Along with increasing fiber in the diet and fluid intake, it is often used to combat chronic constipation.
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   Posted 2/24/2014 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks judy

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   Posted 2/24/2014 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried licorice?

Is it maybe related to your dose of thyroxine?

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   Posted 2/24/2014 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe a pre-biotic, Lactulose, has multiple benefits for those with GERD that are taking ppi's and are also having problems with constipation.

Start with a small dose, as individual tolerance and symptoms vary and discuss with your primary health carer or GP before use.

There are two main benefits for those taking regular ppi's,

1, It increases acidity in the colon which helps increase mineral uptake.
2, It can reduce pathogens by increasing the number of beneficial gut bacteria.

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   Posted 2/24/2014 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Bananas with oatmeal porridge every morning with flax seed should sweep out your intestines. You must eat regularly .
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