|Lets talk constipation.|
|Ms Carmenza, Head of Consumer Healthcare Malaysia & Singapore.|
We also had Ms Carmenza Alarcon, Head of Consumer Healthcare Malaysia & Singapore to share a thing or two about constipation where she mentioned that "Dulcolax is a gentle on the stomach because it acts only where its needed, and is clinically known to provide safe and gentle relief of constipation",
|From left: Dr Sunita Derksen, Yasmin Hani, Carmenza and Kevin Zahri.|
|Two types: Dulcolax Tablets and Dulcolax Comfort|
Dulcolax is available in both tablets and suppositories to cover different needs. Available in a Dulcolax Tablets 5mg, packs of 30 tables and box of 200 tablets for gentle, predictable relief within 8-12 hours. Advised to take before going to bed, and be at ease the following morning. For Fast relief would be the Dulcolax comfort shaped suppositories 10 mg (Adults) & 5mg (Children) that relieves constipation within 15-30 minutes. Dulcolax can be purchased from major pharmacies nationwide.
|Kevin Zahri sharing his experience on constipation.|
|Yasmin Hani who also had a say on constipation.|
|Dr Sunita Derksen sharing her knowledge on the myths and misconception of Laxative.|
1.“A diet lacking in fibre intake can cause constipation. Constipation can be treated by increasing dietary fibre content & dietary fibre supplements.”
Although a fibre-rich diet helps prevent constipation, increased fibre intake can worsen the situation for those with severe constipation.
2. “Increasing fluid intake can alleviate constipation.”
There is no evidence to suggest increasing fluid intake alleviates constipation. Increasing fluid intake can only successfully treat constipation when there is evidence of severe dehydration.
3. “A sedentary lifestyle contributes to constipation. Constipation can be treated by increasing physical activity.”
While older people find that being inactive could lead to or worsen constipation, there are usually other contributing factors eg. Medication, medical status, diet.
4.“During lactation, women cannnot take laxatives.”
Laxatives like Dulcolax can be used during lactation as neither active or derivatives component are excreted into mother's milk.
5.“Patients could become addicted to laxatives.”
There is no potential for addiction to laxatives although they may be misused by psychiatric patients.
6.“Women get constipated before their period.”
Despite hormones playing only a small part in constipation, some women find their menstrual cycle affects how often they go to the toilet.
7.“Laxatives can cause abdominal cramps.”
Well-known laxatives like Dulcolax has a comfort coating layer and will only work where it is needed. This reliable formula is safe that even lactating mothers could use it.
8.“Laxatives help with weight loss.”
Taking a laxative where there is no need for constipation relief will merely result in the loss of water, salts and nothing more.
9.“Laxatives can lead to a recurrence of constipation.”
There is no evidence that constipation comes back as soon as you stop taking laxatives for constipation.
10.“You have to be natural to be gentle.”
Dulcolax has a comfort coating, is gentle on the stomach and only works where it is needed.
|Just because this cactus doesnt look constipated to me. haha|