Hailed as the "king of medicines," the myrobalan supports optimum digestive health
(Natural News) The myrobalan (Terminalia chebula), which is also known as the “King of Medicines,” is a fruit that has many health benefits. In Ayurvedic medicine, myrobalan is used to treat various health complaints, such as asthma, constipation, and mouth ulcers. However, according to a study, myrobalan’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties can also be used to treat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treatment for opioid-induced constipation
Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?
Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is opioid-induced constipation?
Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

AGA Issues Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- Recommendations for medical management of opioid-induced constipation include laxatives as first-line agents, according to a guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published online Oct. 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Home-based biofeedback therapy is effective option for tough-to-treat constipation
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Biofeedback therapy used at home is about 70 percent effective at helping patients learn how to coordinate and relax bowel muscles and relieve one of the most difficult-to-treat types of constipation, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tegaserod, Prucalopride Win FDA Panel's Backing for Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- Both drugs sail through advisory committee meeting by wide margins (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
An FDA panel unanimously recommended prucalopride oral tablets for the treatment of adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Shire ’s Prucalopride (SHP555) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Cambridge, Mass. – October 18, 2018 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously (10 to 0) that the risk-benefit profile of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - October 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical management of opioid-induced constipation differs from other forms of condition
(American Gastroenterological Association) Traditional laxatives are recommended as first-line agents to treat patients with a confirmed diagnosis of opioid-induced constipation, according to a new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association. If an adequate trial of laxatives results in suboptimal symptom control, the guidelines recommend peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) drugs, namely naldemedine, naloxegol and methylnatrexone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Zelnorm Make a Comeback? Will Resolor Finally Reach the U.S.?
(MedPage Today) -- FDA panel to consider two constipation drugs with backstories (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Severe Constipation Tied to Faster Progression in Parkinson's Severe Constipation Tied to Faster Progression in Parkinson's
About one third of patients with Parkinson's have constipation at diagnosis. For those who do, constipation severity at baseline predicts faster disease progression, a studyMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Swallowing a vibrating capsule could relieve constipation by stimulating stomach contractions
Researchers from Augusta University, Georgia, found that taking the capsule just five times a week doubles the number of bowel movements a constipation sufferer has versus placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

Swallowing a vibrating capsule could relieve constipation by stimulating stomach contractions
Researchers from Augusta University, Georgia, found that taking the capsule just five times a week doubles the number of bowel movements a constipation sufferer has versus placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home remedies for hypothyroidism
(Natural News) When a person has hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid, it means their thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones. This condition can bring about symptoms like weight gain, constipation, and even depression. A patient with a severe case of hypothyroidism may have to take synthetic hormones to replace the ones that their thyroid can’t produce. However, these synthetic hormones may have negative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about constipation after surgery
Many people experience constipation after surgery. With gentle treatment methods, the symptoms should resolve within a few days. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Drink a tea infused with Korean cactus to naturally remedy your constipation
(Natural News) Treat your constipation naturally with the eastern prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa), a cactus common in Korea. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers in Korea wanted to determine if the cactus extract can alleviate loperamide-induced constipation in mice. In Korea, some people drink the juice of eastern prickly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's 'mystery illness' meant she went to the toilet ONCE a week
Kayleigh Henning, from London, suffered from constipation and cramps that were so severe she would spend sleepless night curled on the bathroom floor in agony for more than a decade. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems
(Washington University School of Medicine) Some people suffer unpredictable bouts of abdominal pain and constipation. A new study in mice, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, shows that viruses that target the nervous system can kill neurons in the gut that coordinate the process of moving waste along. Such viruses may be involved in causing people's digestive woes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Constipation pain: How to relieve symptoms of the uncomfortable bowel condition
CONSTIPATION pain can be extremely uncomfortable and irritating for people who suffer with the bowel condition. The good news is, it can usually be treated at home. Here ’s how. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for bloating: High street remedies to get rid of a bloated tummy
BEST supplements for bloating: A bloated tummy is a common problem that usually occurs after eating certain foods. But bloating can also be caused by a number of health conditions such as IBS, constipation and diarrhoea. Here are some high street remedies to help you beat the bloat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age Impairs Ascending but Not Descending Colon (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Neuromuscular impairment of cholinergic function may increase constipation in after age 65 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Health Links Between Gluten And Diabetes, Air Pollution And Dementia
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gluten intolerance is a sensitivity to a family of proteins found in grains like wheat, rye and barley. It can cause symptoms that include bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation. It now seems that gluten can affect more than just the person who eats it, reports Dr. Max Gomez. Danish scientists, after analyzing data from thousands of pregnant women, say a high gluten diet may put offspring at higher risk for type 1 diabetes. Doctors say children of women with the highest intake of wheat, rye, and barley proteins had double the diabetes risk. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Dementia diabetes awareness Source Type: news

Constipation could be cured by using ELECTRIC ZAPS
Experts at Monash University in Melbourne revealed constipated women having the electric wave therapy were over three times as likely to have two or more bowel movements per week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics: Can they help treat symptoms of bowel problems, IBS and constipation?
PROBIOTICS are advertised all over the TV and internet as having various health benefits, particularly in relation to the gut and digestion. So can they actually help relieve the symptoms of bowel problems such as IBS and constipation? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can apple cider vinegar help relieve constipation?
Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for various health issues. Some people believe that it can act as a laxative, helping to relieve constipation and bloating. In this article, we discuss how effective and safe it is to consume apple cider vinegar. We also cover other natural remedies for constipation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Man, 18, was constipated for five days after a water-filled BALLOON blocked his small intestine
The man in Melbourne, Australia, could not explain how the balloon had come to be in his intestine even though it appeared to have been filled with water and tied with a knot at the end, his doctors reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constipation can be treated with acupuncture
(Natural News) Functional constipation is a pain in the butt. Not only does it disrupt your life, but it can bring about much more serious problems. South Korean researchers therefore looked into the possibility of using acupuncture to improve constipation. Acupuncture is one of the many techniques that traditional Korean medicine borrowed from its Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium deficiency symptoms: Eleven signs you need to eat this sweet treat 
MAGNESIUM deficiency symptoms can be mistaken for other health conditions, but recognising signs can prevent constipation, irregular blood sugar levels and high blood pressure. If symptoms do occur, increasing your intake of certain foods can help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

Pregnancy and IBD: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the real-world consequences of chronic idiopathic constipation (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

IBS symptoms - why you should be eating more INSECTS to avoid stomach pain
IBS symptoms include bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and stomach pain. Patients could lower the risk of painful irritable bowel syndrome signs by adding these insects to their diet, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for stomach pain: 30p a day capsules could relieve constipation
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some stomach pain conditions, including the symptoms of constipation, bloating and Irritable Bowel Syndrome . Adding these cheap capsules to your diet every day could lower the risk of the painful signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a mango every day prevents constipation
(Natural News) The brightly-colored sweetly-tart mango fruit is considered to be a true superfood. From India – where it is mostly grown, to the coasts of Florida and Southern California – where we get our own supply, mangoes are the most cultivated fruits in the world. It’s no wonder: The drupe is not only incredibly delicious but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is postpartum gas normal?
It is common for a person to experience increased flatulence, or postpartum gas, after giving birth. For most people, the gas will eventually go away on its own. Possible causes of postpartum gas include a pelvic floor injury, constipation, diet and lifestyle factors, and inflammatory bowel disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Aloe vera is a gentle aphrodisiac that enhances libido
(Natural News) Aloe vera is a plant that has a multitude of uses across the world. For instance, Nigerian locals often turn to aloe vera as a treatment for stomach ulcers, constipation, eczema, and so much more. Its application as an aphrodisiac has been gaining traction and, as shown in a study published in BMC Complementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of constipation fast at home: Eat these three foods to help relieve pain
HOW TO get rid of constipation fast at home: It ’s a common problem that affects people of all ages, but constipation is usually treatable at home by making some simple changes to your diet. Three foods are recommended to help relieve symptoms such as abdominal pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differences between stool softeners and other laxatives
Stool softeners are a type of laxative. They work by drawing water into the stool, making it softer and more comfortable to pass. The best kind of laxative to use depends on the cause of constipation. In this article, we look at different laxatives and compare how they work, their uses, and possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nine herbal teas for constipation
Constipation occurs when people cannot pass stool as freely as they would like to, and it may cause symptoms including bloating and discomfort. Some possible remedies include using tea. The best teas to use include senna, chamomile, and ginger tea. Learn more about the best tea for constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Periodically constipated? A traditional Japanese foot massage can alleviate its symptoms, according to a study
(Natural News) Constipation is a topic that many people aren’t comfortable with – partly because of the pain, bloating, and straining associated with it. In a recent study, researchers from the Shinshu University School of Medicine in Japan found that using a traditional method of massaging tired feet also relieves constipation. The findings of their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does magnesium citrate work for constipation?
Many people use magnesium citrate to relieve occasional constipation. Magnesium citrate is a laxative that works by softening the stool, which makes it easier to pass. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and side effects of magnesium citrate for constipation. We also discuss alternative treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Vitamin b12 deficiency: Eat this to maximise your vitamin b12 intake
VITAMIN b12 deficiency can cause tiredness, pale skin and constipation among others. It happens when there is a lack of the vital vitamin in the diet. Eating this fortified food could help someone avoid the deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefiber vs. Metamucil: Which is better?
Benefiber and Metamucil are two popular fiber supplements. Both products are designed to relieve constipation and promote gut health. Benefiber and Metamucil work in very similar ways but contain different types of fiber. Learn more about the similarities and differences between Benefiber and Metamucil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

How to get rid of a constipation: Three foods to make stools softer and easier to pass
HOW TO get rid of constipation: it ’s a common problem that can affect people of all ages. It’s usually treatable at home by making some simple diet changes. There are three foods recommended to make stools softer and easier to pass. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is There Such a Thing as ‘ Traveler ’ s Constipation ’ ?
Traveler ’ s constipation is probably real. And the scientific evidence behind it is fascinating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Constipation Travel and Vacations Bowels Source Type: news

Drilling down to the details of opioid signaling
Despite using opioids for centuries for pain management, we still don ’t have a complete understanding of how drugs like morphine and oxycodone actually work. And that’s a problem for patients, who must weather side effects that can range from nausea and constipation to cognitive impairment, addiction, and, at high doses, even death. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Personal Health: Drink Up! Most of Us Could Benefit From More Water
Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Water Dehydration Exercise Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Meet Your Body ’ s Water Needs
Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Water Dehydration Exercise Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

How to get rid of bloating fast: Eat the core of this £1 fruit to reduce trapped gas
HOW TO get rid of bloating fast: A bloated stomach is often the result of eating certain foods and fizzy drinks. While the feeling doesn ’t tend to last long, it can be uncomfortable and make going about daily tasks difficult. Experts say eating the core of a certain fruit can help stop trapped gas and constipation - two causes of bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news