Constipated? Learn about gentle relief? Try MiraLAX.
How can MiraLAX help you today?
MiraLAX works differently to give you relief.
*MiraLAX works with the water in you body to hydrate and soften, unblocking your system naturally.
*Effectively relieves constipation without causing bloating, cramping, gas or sudden urgency.
*MiraLAX is sugar-free, gluten-free, preservative-free and taste-free.
Talk to your doctor about the benefits of MiraLAX, the #1 doctor recommended OTC laxative.
How does MiraLAX provide predictable relief?
MiraLAX works naturally to unblock your system.
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How do I know I have constipation?
What is constipation?
Occasional constipation or irregularity occurs when your bowel movements become difficult or happen less frequently than is normal for you. It can throw off your daily routine.
Defining normal bowel movements:
This depends on the individual. Normal can range from a bowel movement 3 times a day to 3 times a week. The stool is soft and formed and passes without staining. Only you can determine what’s normal for you.
Symptom of Constipation:
*Irregular bowel movements
Symptoms of constipation are extremely common:
*16% of adults will experience constipation-Constipation will occur in 1/3 of adults 60 and over
*An estimated 42 million Americans suffer from constipation.
*Women are more likely to experience constipation.
What should I look for?
Know your stool type:
*Types 1-2 indicate constipation: Separate, hard lumps like nuts (hard to pass)/Sausage-shaped but lumpy
*Types 3-4 are ideal: Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface/Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
*Types 5-7 indicate diarrhea: Soft blobs with clear-cut edges (passed easily)/Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool/Watery, no solid pieces. Entirely liquid.
If you aren’t sure you have normal bowel movements, speak to your doctor.
Why am I experiencing constipation?
Causes can vary:
Poor Diet/Dehydration: A diet law in:
*Fruits and vegetables
*Fiber-containing plant foods
*Healthy balance of good bacteria
*Adequate fluid intake
Lifestyle and other factors:
*Lack of sleep
*Ignoring the urge to go
*Certain medical conditions
What can I do for occasional constipation?
Make simple lifestyles changes:
Maintain a well-balanced diet: Include good sources of fiber:
Drink fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated:
Exercise and stay active:
*Set aside time for daily activity
Get a good night’s sleep:
Establish a routine:
*Go to the bathroom at the same time every day.
What if lifestyle changes aren’t enough for me?
*Add a fiber supplement to your daily routine.
*Using a probiotic to support digestive health
*Take a gentle laxative like MiraLAX.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the MiraLAX pamphlet and I give them full credit for this information. Please refer to the links to MiraLAX for more information on the product. I have never used it so I have no opinion yes or no to how good it is for constipation.