With the high prevalence of constipation in America it is unfortunately common to see the overuse of the over the counter laxatives. Some women get into a gradual but pervasive overuse syndrome where eventually they can’t have a bowel movement without the laxatives. [Read more…]
It used to be that the typical individual with diverticulitis is a man in his fifties or sixties. That has changed. I am running into more women with the condition and it does not stop there –diverticulitis is affecting more young women in their late twenties and early thirties. [Read more…]
Howling and screaming while trying to have a bowel movement is not fun way to go through life!
The thing is that most cases of constipation are preventable. Stop the offending habits that got you constipated in the first place and the thought of taking a bathroom trip wouldn’t have you break out in cold sweats . [Read more…]