Senna side effects

Precautions:

Any laxative, whether from nature or a test tube, is a last-resort, short-term treatment for constipation—a consideration only when a high-fiber diet fails. (For good sources of natural fiber. Try senna if the more gentle cascara sagrada doesn't work. Senna seems to be a stronger, more dependable laxative, but It's also more likely to lead to dependency and other problems, such as cramping and loss of potassium.

Don't take senna for more than a week or so. Your body could end up relying on it to contract your bowels, ultimately worsening the original constipation problem. Don't take the herb if you have colitis, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, a kidney problem, a bad appendix, or any abdominal pain of unknown origin. Don't take it if you're expecting or nursing a baby. The active compounds could show up in your breast milk. Ingesting senna or any other anthraquinone-containing substance could cause additional problems. Some studies say that extended use is toxic and may promote tumor growth. According to German research, long-term use increases the risk of colon cancer, although this carcinogenic effect has been questioned by other researchers.

Senna side effects

 
 
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