Demand for laxatives is going up, up, up.
When diet and exercise isn't working, load up on laxatives, right?
What would your doctor suggest for constipation issues?
Just stay on MiraLAX®.
"Ideally, only take laxatives occasionally and for up to a week at a time."
"Don't use laxatives for longer than 1 week unless your doctor recommends it. Long-term use or overuse of laxatives can cause health problems."
"The ongoing misuse of laxatives can lead to chronic constipation, electrolyte imbalances, depression, heart problems, and an increased risk of colon cancer."
Very Well Health
"However, excessive or prolonged use of laxatives can cause diarrhea or intestinal obstruction, where stools become large and dry."
Medical News Today
"Generally, the standard medical advice is to stop using over-the-counter laxatives after two weeks, though the medicines can be beneficial for longer in some cases."
So, what do you do when your constipation lasts longer than seven days despite laxative use?
What has your doctor told you?
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