LAXATIVE DE­PEN­DENCE

Men's Health (Singapore) - - HEALTH -

Tak­ing a laxative to move things along ev­ery once in a while isn’t a prob­lem, but peo­ple who ha­bit­u­ally pop large doses of stim­u­lant lax­a­tives – which trig­ger con­trac­tions of the mus­cles in your in­testines so stool can pass – can ac­tu­ally be­come de­pen­dent on them to go, says Dr Schey.

So they con­tinue in­creas­ing their doses to feel the ef­fects, and as a re­sult, their in­testines may be­come de­sen­si­tized and stop work­ing prop­erly when they don’t use

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