Question : I have insufficient bowel movements. Help!

Question : I have insufficient bowel movements. Help!
Answer: Constipation can be caused from poor dietary habits, an undiagnosed or poorly treated thyroid problem, side effects from prescription meds (e.g. pain killers, calcium channel blockers), and/or from food allergy/sensitivity (e.g. wheat/gluten), just to name a few. You can try taking fiber and drinking more fluids, but treating the underlying cause of the problem is better, such as addressing the above mentioned. Magnesium is a great natural laxative, but should be taken under the care of a health care provider, especially if you have kidney disease.

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