Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

How To Pass Stool (Best Positions for Bowel Movement)

Seat toilets are considered the norm in Western nations but it has now become apparent that the sitting position to pass stool may not be ideal. In contrast the squatting toilets predominantly seen in Eastern nations may offer an advantage for position of the lower parts of the bowels that allows for stool to pass out more >> Read More ...

Exercise for Bowel Movement (Constipation, Diarrhea) Tips, Video

Exercise is well known for its health benefits and this applies to most parts of the body. In some cases exercise may even be helpful in treating and managing certain conditions. Disorders with bowel movement are one of the examples where exercise can be beneficial. It appears to work both for sluggish or difficulty bowel >> Read More ...

List of Laxatives – Types, How It Works and Side Effects

Constipation is still one of the common bowel habit problems that affects people across the globe. Approximately 15% of Americans suffer with chronic constipation – this is is constipation that persists for several months. Acute constipation is usually short lived lasting a few days to weeks. Laxatives are the first >> Read More ...

Weak Bowel Movements, Muscles – Causes and Symptoms

Bowel problems are common and typically presents with alteration of bowel habit like constipation and diarrhea. We all understand that bowel movements need to be frequent – for some people it is once or twice daily while for others it is several times in a week. The need to pass stool is signaled by contractions in >> Read More ...

Fullness In Rectum (Sensation) – Causes and Other Symptoms

We are all able to identify the signal to pass stool. It usually starts at a low intensity and gradually increases until we have a bowel movement. This sensation then subsides afterwards. However, in some cases a person may not find relief after passing stool. There may still be an urging to have a bowel movement and the >> Read More ...
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