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Constipation

Many people feel that regularity is the key to good health. Is this true or is it a myth? Grandmothers around the world have promoted daily bowel movements for generations, but there is no evidence that a trip to the... (Read More)

Guide to Constipation

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home remedies, medications, Power Pudding, and Joe and Terry's ten tips to combat constipation. (Read More)
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Constipation is one of the "minor" ailments that can really affect the quality of your life. Although in some cases it can be a very serious symptom, most of the time it is just annoying. We are often surprised when... (Read More)
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Learn about constipation treatments in this video by Joe and Terry Graedon.... (Read More)

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the medical term for severe heartburn. Doctors prescribed more than $88 million worth of acid-suppressing drugs to help people handle GERD last year. What should you know about them, and are there other ways to... (Read More)
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Q. No one knows I have this problem. I have been using the laxative bisacodyl every day for twenty years and have steadily increased the dosage. I've stopped taking it for a few days at a time. Not surprisingly, nothing... (Read More)
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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-balanced diet with lots of... (Read More)
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Q. My wife has suffered from constipation for years. She usually has just one or two small bowel movements a week, with difficulty. She has tried prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including fiber and docusate, to no avail. A recent colonoscopy... (Read More)
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Q. I've been on simvastatin for about six months and I have developed excruciating hip and upper leg pain. I get very tired in the middle of the afternoon and sometimes go to bed by 8 PM. I also am... (Read More)
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Q. I am 23 years old and having terrible trouble with constipation. I can go for a week without a bowel movement even though I am choking down gobs of fiber. When I finally do go, it can be very... (Read More)
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Q. I have suffered silently from constipation for more than 30 years. Actually, that's not true. Sometimes I cry when the pain is too great. If I don't use a laxative I can go over two weeks without a bowel... (Read More)
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Q. After years of begging my doctor to check my thyroid, he finally ran tests eight years ago and found that I am hypothyroid. At first he prescribed Synthroid, but even after increasing the dose every year for five years... (Read More)
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GlycoLax is a laxative. Check out Wikipedia for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycolax ... (Read More)
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Q. I have had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for two years. I have constipation (can't "go" for a week). When I finally can go, I can't stop. At that point the stool is soft and runny. I also have cramps,... (Read More)
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Recipe 1 cup applesauce 1 cup coarse, unprocessed bran 3/4 cup prune juice Mix all the ingredients together. They will turn into a pasty, stiff glop about the consistency of peanut butter. After mixing, it should be kept refrigerated. Take... (Read More)
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Here’s a remedy that goes back generations. We can’t explain or vouch for it…but it has been popular for a long time to promote regularity. A reader shared the following : "I have always had problems with regularity and recently... (Read More)