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I have become dependent on laxative for years and cannot have a bowel movement without using any stimulants. Can you make any recommendations?

I have been dependent upon laxatives so long my bowels wont move and everything I eat stays in my stomach until I look 8 months pregnant. I take a laxative and I return to 3 to 4 months. what can I do to get my body to having regular bowel movements without stimulants. I brought almost everything for every smoothie and froze it. but what in particular should I stick with to get on track. Thank you

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2 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

Natural stimulants can work differently for different people therefore it is important to refer to your GI specialist or your primary care doctor for additional information and treatment plan that works well for you.

There are some foods that are known to natural laxatives such as foods that are high in fiber (vegetables, legumes, bean, etc..), prunes/warm prune juice, and apple and apple cider. Be sure to drink a lot of water as well. As with all medical recommendations, it is best to refer to your doctor before you start a new regiment.

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