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Are you constipated? Using a toilet footstool can help solve this common bowel issue

But using a footstool puts the body in a more natural squatting position, which straightens the rectum and makes it easier for faeces to pass through. Most people aren’t eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues […]

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All you need to know about lactose intolerance

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 65 per cent of the human population suffers from it after infancy, developing the reduced ability to digest lactose. Defined by The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (USA) as “a condition in which you have digestive symptoms – such as […]

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Modifying diet can help runners deal with stomach problems

Modifying diet can help runners deal with stomach problems

Runners in particular can be susceptible to symptoms which are similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Previous research has shown that a low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol (or FODMAP) diet can help people with IBS. Led by scientists from Anglia Ruskin University and published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports […]

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#WorldCancerDay: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know about

Only a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer. When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their general physician. Half said they would change their diet by doing things like […]

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Surgeons discover two surgical sponges left in woman’s abdomen for 6 years

Surgeons discover two surgical sponges left in woman’s abdomen for 6 years

Two surgical sponges were left in a woman’s abdomen for at least six years, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The unidentified 42-year-old went to a primary care clinic in Japan, saying she had experienced bloating for three years, according to the report, published on Wednesday. A CT scan […]

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22% of Indians suffer from constipation, says survey

Stomach tightness, feeling of uneasiness coupled with severe stomach pain could be quite disturbing. Yes, we are talking about constipation! Gradually, constipation has become a common problem. Modern day lifestyle is to be blamed to give rise to this condition. Some of the most common perpetrators would certainly be junk food consumption, alcohol abuse, smoking […]

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Treatments for acid reflux with IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the large intestine, or colon. Symptoms usually include abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, and gas. Other symptoms of IBS may include urgent bowel movements or the feeling of incomplete evacuation. The bowel muscles that are responsible for moving food through the intestinal tract may contract […]

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