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Chronic constipation, Yes laxido, Asthma low iron

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Chronic constipation
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes laxido
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Asthma low iron
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Just started getting lower back pain with it

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Your age and gender?

What would you like to know?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
34 female

What would you like to know?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Got chronic constipation with lower back pain

How long are you constipated?

What you mean by it? Not having bowel movements? Straining during bowel movements? Passing hard stools?

Are you a diabetic?

Hypothyroid?

On any opioids or calcium supplements?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I think I need to have an enma done
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Not proper bowl movement for 2 weeks now been on laxatives they not working not diabetic no

What laxative are you taking?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I've been taking 2 senna tablets at night and laxido

For good bowel movements the following are important-

1. Adequate fiber intake.(Lot of vegetables, fruits, prone juice). Take fiber supplements like metamucil

2. Drink adequate amount of fluids

3. Adequate physical activity. At least 30 minutes of brisk walking every day

4. Fix a time for bowel movements everyday

5. Never ignore the urge to defecate

Now for the current issue-

1. Use Fleet enema

2. Take Lactulose and Linaclotide (Linzess)

RK and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thanks

Welcome