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10 Aug 2010

Constipation/Rooibos Tea
Hi Doc, I have a very bad constipation problem, please advise what to use and if it is safe, also if it is something that I can use everyday, as I hardly go to the loo alot, I think once a week and I know that this is bad. Had rooibos tea this morning, tummy went out after a week, but very hard, is Rooibos good to drink every morning and how cups a day is good for a person. I am so desperate. Thank You
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Sue
Rooibos is a healthy drink with no caffeine and high in antioxidants. There is not specific limit in the number of cups you must or must not drink per day. You can try using Lactulose 10-20 ml every night as a stool softner. It won't make your bowels lazy and does not get absorbed into the body. Other alternatives are Movicol or fybogel orange.
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