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Can constipation cause infections

Patient: I have been living in Saudi arabia for 9 months and suffering from constipation for the last 7 of them.i have just been to the doctors to find i have now got my third infection (a respiratory one this time), since i have been here.could the the two be linked ? the doctors just treat the infection in isolation , but are they missing the underlying cause – which could be the constipation.

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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