• The Naturopathic Medicine Approach to Treating Constipation

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    Conventional medical treatment options for constipation are directed toward symptom relief and might include regular ongoing intake of various laxative medications as well as adding psyllium fibre. In some severe cases a motility medication might be added or surgery performed.  Chronic overuse of laxatives, however, can have many side effects including: electrolyte disturbances, dehydration, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and damage to colon muscles and nerves. These serious long terms side effects are counter productive and can worsen constipation as well as cause a dependency issue.  The Naturopathic Medicine Approach In Naturopathic medicine, we strive to treat the root cause of constipation. Rather than…

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