Constipation in Adults (cont.)
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What is the treatment for constipation in adults?
If the patient's bowel is not blocked, realistic goals of medical treatment must be established between the patient and health-care professional.
What home and natural remedies or diet changes can help with constipation?
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Aloe juice and aloe latex have been used as laxatives, but should not be confused with aloe Vera gel used for wound healing or sunburn. The FDA has indicated that aloe is not safe as a stimulant laxative. Rhubarb or any tonics containing it are also not proven to be safe as laxatives.
NOTE: If you choose to use remedies involving homeopathy, herbs, dietary and nutritional supplements, acupressure, aromatherapy, and other alternative or complementary healing methods; keep your doctor informed about every medication or medicine-like substance you use and seek medical advice before taking any medication or remedy.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2015
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