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Constipation is a fairly common condition that plagues almost every individual at some point in time during their life. It entails a problem with bowel function, which may be irregular, infrequent, or difficult to achieve. There are numerous possible causes for you being constipated, with differing degrees of seriousness, ranging from mildly concerning to life-threatening conditions. Apart from the underlying cause, being constipated is, in itself, very discomforting. Thus, various remedies including allopathic, natural, and alternative, can be used to alleviate the symptoms from this condition.

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1. Laxatives

One means of relieving constipation is orally consuming laxatives prescribed by the doctor. Mostly, milk of magnesia is recommended on account of its mildness as a laxative agent and economic viability as well. You should use stronger bowel stimulants sparingly. In case of chronic constipation, polyethylene glycol is known to be most effective. Other than these, prokinetic medication may be used to improve gastrointestinal movement. On the whole, however, most physicians would attempt to identify and treat the underlying disease or infection that is causing constipation as opposed to directly prescribing laxative medication.

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