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Causes and Treatments of Constipation

Constipation is the name given to infrequency of bowel movements. Some people wrongly assume that in order to prevent constipation they must have a bowel movement every day. In fact a person can only be clinically defined as constipated if they have fewer than three bowel movements a week. . The full, clinical definition of constipation is having two out of the following five symptoms over a period of at least twelve weeks out of […]

Constipation – Causes, Consequences and Treatment

Constipation involves an inability to pass stools frequently or pass them completely. An estimated 10% of the population in industrialized nations suffer from persistent or regular constipation, with older adults being five times more likely than younger people to experience the problem. The lifestyle and physical changes that often accompany advancing age such as decrease in physical activity and lack of exercise, insufficient fluid intake, bad eating habits, poor bowel habits and medicinal treatments for […]

Managing Digestive Disorders

We know that bad food can cause an upset stomach but the way in which diet can trigger or affect a chronic digestive disorder has not yet been fully explained. However, it is quite clear that certain disorders are profoundly influenced by what we do or do not eat or can be helped by adding or eliminating certain types of food. Our digestive tract is a 40 feet long, winding tube, consisting of several sections […]