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The stages of treating constipation

I'm guessing the majority of you have self-treated constipation with over the counter remedies with varying success. Perhaps it's embarrassment or lack of awareness that prevents you making an appointment with your doctor to talk ‘bowel problems’. But please don't be put off, no-one should have to live with the discomfort, pain and bloating caused by constipation, and help is at hand. There are several stag ...

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Causes of constipation – why me?

During my 13 years of practicing as a Pelvic Floor Specialist Nurse, one of the most common conditions I treat is constipation. I often joke to patients about how badly made we women are (especially when it comes to childbirth) but the fact is constipation is more of a female problem due to the way our pelvic floor is designed and our ever-changing hormones. There are many causes of constipation, such as po ...

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