Expert Video - What new over-the-counter options are there for constipation?

Dr. Jeanetta Frye and Dr. Satish Rao, experts on digestive system diseases and constipation, discuss the latest over-the-counter treatment options for occasional constipation. He reviews some of the traditional treatment approaches and then discusses new approaches including senna with magnesium, fruit-based compounds (kiwifruit, mango), fructooligosaccharides, newer fiber supplements and combination fiber supplements to relieve occasional constipation in adults.

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