Ask GoodHealth.com Is it okay to take laxatives every day or more than once a day?
by Michael J. Samaan, MD

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Daily use of laxatives can lead to severe medical problems including dehydration, potassium depletion, and problems with intestinal motility. So in general daily laxative use is highly discouraged. Healthy and more natural ways to increase the regularity of bowel movements include more fiber in your diet, increased water consumption and exercise.


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