My husband has suffered from something all of his life that his family hasn’t understood.
He has Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation.
IBS all by itself can cause cramping, bloating, gas, and pain. He has to take an assortment of different over-the-counter medicines to keep himself from getting dangerously constipated. It doesn’t seem that a simple thing like constipation can be dangerous, but think on this, John Wayne probably died from it.
I have heard that a colon cleanse can help. I don’t know about the effects of the colon cleanse medicine and all of the other medicines combined together. Currently he takes 15 different medicines for his health. The ones he takes now for his IBS are: Fiber, Milk of Magnesia, and Colace. I asked the doctor if there were any other medicines that would work, and he told me that he was concerned with the combination of medicines that he is already taking. Maybe a pharmacist would be able answer the question, but I have no idea what is in the colon cleanse item.
If you know someone who is having similar trouble with their bowels, it is NOT something to be taken lightly. Anyone who has had trouble with being constipated knows the discomfort involved. With those with IBS, the problem is sometimes constant. Relief is not only for comfort, but for health reasons. Ignoring it will not make it go away, nor will scoffing at the one who is afflicted with the troubles.