Vibrating Pill Can Relieve Chronic Constipation

A new electronic pill is about to shake things up when it comes to chronic constipation relief. As of this week, doctors can prescribe Vibrant, a first-of-its-kind alternative to conventional laxatives. The patient swallows the capsule, and it makes its way to the colon, where it vibrates to stimulate natural movement in the gut. About the… Continue reading Vibrating Pill Can Relieve Chronic Constipation

Gut Check: Should You Use An Enema for Constipation Relief?

Having been used for thousands of years, enemas are one of the oldest methods of getting the bowels moving again if you’re suffering from constipation. Historically, the use of enemas makes sense, developing before the invention of oral and intravenous medication, notes the Canadian Society of Intestinal research. In recent years, some celebrities have touted… Continue reading Gut Check: Should You Use An Enema for Constipation Relief?

Constipation Relief & Treatment

Dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and surgery can provide relief from constipation. Constipation occurs when you have fewer than three bowel movements in a week, or have bowel movements that contain hard, dry stools that are difficult or even painful to pass. In some cases, constipation makes it feel as though you're unable to completely… Continue reading Constipation Relief & Treatment

Constipation – Signs & Symptoms

Constipation often involves dry stool that's hard to pass and the feeling that you're unable to completely empty your bowels. Constipation, which develops when digested food spends too much time in the colon, can result from a wide range of factors. Common causes of constipation include: A low-fiber diet GI problems, such as irritable bowel… Continue reading Constipation – Signs & Symptoms

Baby Constipation – Constipation in Children

Constipation is common in formula-fed infants and babies who are transitioning to a solid-food diet. As with adults, constipation is a common issue in babies and children. Constipation is typically defined as a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements in a week. But this definition doesn't quite apply to babies, because… Continue reading Baby Constipation – Constipation in Children

What Is Constipation? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint, resulting in 2.5 million doctor visits annually. (1) Generally, a person is considered constipated when they have fewer than three bowel movements a week or their stool is difficult to pass. In total, about 16 percent of the population experience constipation symptoms. (2) RELATED: 11 Foods to Avoid When You’re… Continue reading What Is Constipation? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention