Medical News Today: How can your period affect bowel movements?

Monthly menstruation can have a big effect on bowel movements, causing constipation or diarrhea. Some people call this " period poop. " We explain the link between periods and bowel movements here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

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Altered gut microbiota may trigger or accelerate alpha-synuclein aggregation in the enteric nervous system in Parkinson's disease (PD). While several previous studies observed gut microbiota alterations in PD, findings like diversity indices, and altered bacterial taxa itself show a considerable heterogeneity across studies. We recruited 179 participants, of whom 101 fulfilled stringent inclusion criteria. Subsequently, the composition of the gut microbiota in 71 PD patients and 30 healthy controls was analyzed, sequencing V3–V4 regions of the bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA gene in fecal samples. Our goal was (1) to eva...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
When you take your car to Meineke, chances are you will get a muffler. Well, it seems when you take children to the emergency department or an urgent care center for abdominal pain due to constipation, chances are they will get an abdominal x-ray (AXR). Children discharged with a diagnosis of constipation account for up to 25% of cases seen in some emergency departments or urgent care centers, and as many as 30%-90% will have an AXR as part of their evaluation. Evidenced-based guidelines for the “Evaluation and Treatment of Functional Constipation in Infants and Children” published jointly by the North American...
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our data suggest that BTF is a safe dietary intervention that may improve gastrointestinal symptoms in pediatric patients. Further prospective studies are needed to compare safety and efficacy of BTF and commercial formulas in pediatric patients.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Nutrition Source Type: research
Objectives: Clinical features of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) have been well-described in the literature, however, characterization of features experienced by patients with other eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) is lacking. Using data collected from a patient contact registry, we sought to characterize and contrast patient-reported gastrointestinal and extragastrointestinal symptoms and comorbidities in non-EoE EGIDs, including eosinophilic gastritis, gastroenteritis and colitis, relative to EoE. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study of contact registry data collected from 2015 to 2018. Statist...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Article: Gastroenterology: Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal GI Disease Source Type: research
Objectives: Dyssynergic defecation is a common disorder in children with functional constipation (FC) because of relaxation disorders of the sphincter apparatus and intra-rectal pressure during defecation. The aim of the study was to determine frequency and type of dyssynergic defecation and to assess pressure in the anal canal poles during simulated evacuation and function of puborectalis muscle in defecation in children with FC. Methods: Three-dimensional (3D) high-resolution anorectal manometries (3D HRAM) were performed in 131 children with FC. In the manometric test, resting pressure measurements were assessed in...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
In conclusion, the ICCS and Rome-IV definitions are the preferred classification systems in clinical practice and research. PMID: 32955412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie - Category: Child Development Tags: Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother Source Type: research
Publication date: 10 January 2021Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 264Author(s): Lin Wei, Yueming Luo, Xiaopei Zhang, Yangchen Liu, Martin Gasser, Fang Tang, Wen-wei Ouyang, Hengqiu Wei, Shengzhen Lu, Zhen Yang, Ana Maria Waaga-Gasser, Chong Deng, Meizhen Lin
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study indicates that the safety and efficacy profile of mirabegron remains favorable compared with antimuscarinics among older adults. This includes safety outcomes typically associated with anticholinergic burden, which were less frequently observed in patients treated with mirabegron.
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Raquel Abalo Mast cells are key actors in inflammatory reactions. Upon activation, they release histamine, heparin and nerve growth factor, among many other mediators that modulate immune response and neuron sensitization. One important feature of mast cells is that their population is usually increased in animal models and biopsies from patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Therefore, mast cells and mast cell mediators are regarded as key components in IBS pathophysiology. IBS is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder affecting the quality of life of up to 20% of the population worldwide. It is chara...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery with NOSE for eligible patients with CRC was a feasible choice. PMID: 32940092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
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