By: Terry Graedon September 18, 2014 2 Comments
    New Medicine to Ease Narcotic-Induced Constipati…

    Narcotic medications can be essential for managing severe pain, but they also can cause quite serious constipation that is difficult to control with everyday remedies or laxatives. Sometimes the const…

    By: Joe Graedon December 5, 2013 17 Comments
    Don’t Fall in Love with Laxatives

    Why are people so interested in their bowels? Most folks don't obsess about their livers, lungs or kidneys. But ask any gastroenterologist and you will learn that people are fascinated with what ends …

    By: Terry Graedon May 9, 2013 3 Comments
    Fluids Better Than Fiber for Fighting Constipati…

    People complaining about constipation are usually advised to concentrate on fiber, fluids and exercise. A new study of nearly 11,000 adults has found, however, that fluid consumption makes much more d…

    By: Joe Graedon September 22, 2011 50 Comments
    Big Bowel Movements Block Toilet

    Q. My 12-year-old daughter has very large bowel movements, so large, in fact, that she quite often plugs the toilet. They are hard and dry. She has no other health problems. She eats a relatively well…

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2010 8 Comments
    Constipation Treatments

    Learn about constipation treatments in this video by Joe and Terry Graedon.…

    By: Joe Graedon May 23, 2005 0 Comments
    Overcoming Constipation Is A Challenge

    Judging from the popularity of laxatives, a lot of Americans think that regularity is essential for good health. But is this true or is it a myth? Although grandmothers in many countries have promoted…

    By: Joe Graedon October 7, 2002 0 Comments
    Constipation Can Be Cured

    Never let it be said that Americans lack compassion. So many readers responded to a letter from a woman suffering severe constipation that our mailbox was full. She said, "Unless I use a laxative, two…