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About Painful Bowel Movements

Are you experiencing painful bowel movements, but you don’t know why? Before you feel embarrassed or worried, understand that pain during bowel movements is quite common. Most individuals will experience painful bowel movements at some point in their lives. If it is a one-time or isolated event, you likely don’t need to be overly concerned.…
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Enemas for Constipation: What You Need to Know

Constipation is a common and uncomfortable condition that affects 42 million Americans. The medical definition of acute constipation is less than three bowel movements per week and/or hard, dry, lumpy, and difficult to pass stools. In this post we discuss the causes of constipation, home remedies for constipation and enemas for constipation relief. Causes of…
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Constipation in Pregnancy

According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 38% of women experience constipation during pregnancy. Pregnancy comes with discomforts of its own, so pregnant women want to relieve constipation symptoms as quickly and safely as possible. If you are pregnant, always consult a physician before taking any constipation medication.   What Causes Constipation During…
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Home Remedies for Constipation

Constipation is uncomfortable and disruptive to your life, so when suffering from constipation you want to do what you can to relieve symptoms and get your bowel movements back on track. There are several home remedies you can try before (or in addition to) appropriate medication, that help relieve constipation and avoid it in the…
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Laxatives: What You Need to Know

Constipation is a very common gastrointestinal condition, affecting about 42 million Americans, or 15% of the population. Constipation is a growing issue in America. Situations that place people at risk for acute constipation include imposed immobility, a change in toileting habits, dietary changes (whether self-imposed by dieting or for medical reasons), medications and stress. The…
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