constipation

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 ...

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 ...

Irregular Bowel Movements, No Stool Causes and Remedies

Many people can lay claim to their bowels being as regular as ‘clockwork’. This simply means that a person will get the urge to pass stool around the same time every day without any additional bowel movements outside of these time periods. Similarly a bowel movement is not missed at the designated time. >> Read More ...

Changes in Bowel Habit (Diarrhea and Constipation)

Bowel habit refers to the frequency of passing stool. It varies among individuals but is considered normal if it is not more than three times a day and not less than three times a week. There are many other characteristics of bowel habit, like the time and trigger events. Some people have to pass stool first thing in the >> Read More ...

Easy Bowel Movement Diet and Lifestyle Remedies

Having a bowel movement may not seem like a significant event to many people but for a person who is constipated it can be difficult and at times even excruciating. It is estimated that about 15% of the American population is constipated and for those with severe constipation, the search for means and methods to facilitate >> Read More ...

Small Bowel Movements (Stool Volume and Size) Causes

Normal bowel habit means passing stool anywhere between three times a day to three times a week. More frequent or infrequent defecation may be classified as diarrhea or constipation, respectively. However, the volume of stool as well as the shape and size of the stool is not often taken into consideration. Sometimes the >> Read More ...

Helpful Tips For Constipation After Diarrhea

Constipation and diarrhea are at the opposite ends of the spectrum of abnormal bowel habit. After a bout of diarrhea, constipation may seem like a welcomed relief from the frequent trips to the toilet, loose/watery stool, excessive gas and sometimes abdominal pains. But constipation can end up being as distressing as >> Read More ...

Tips to Remedy Dry and Hard Stool

Normal stool consistency is firm but soft. The moisture content in stool has to be sufficient to ensure that the stool remains soft but not watery and unable to retain its form. However, as the water content in stool decreases, it becomes dry and hard. As a a result passing stool can be difficult and even painful. It may >> Read More ...

7 Tips For Improving Bowel Habit

Not every person has the ideal bowel habit which is as regular as clockwork. It is inconvenient to have to pass stool at an unexpected time, experience loose watery stool or pass very hard stool infrequently. These are signs of poor bowel habit. It is important to first see a doctor to find out if these disturbances may be >> Read More ...
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